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What All Can Facial Fillers Do?

Medical Aesthetics
Jan Trobisch

Jan Trobisch

 

Aging, sun damage, reduced collagen levels and many other factors contribute to skin becoming wrinkled, thin and dry as you enter your mid-30s. In the “old” days, the only way to erase wrinkling and firm sagging skin was to undergo facelift surgery, which are expensive and require lengthy downtime. Fortunately, facelifts no longer represent your first and only choice for rejuvenating aging skin.

Facial filler injections, also called dermal fillers, contain ingredients specially formulated to provide firmness, hydration and structure to damaged skin. Dermal fillers also stimulate production of collagen within the dermis to fill in wrinkles and folds. Collagen helps prevent degradation of connective tissues contributing to sagging and wrinkling of facial skin. In addition, dermal fillers replenish your skin with rich amounts of hyaluronic acid, essential for keeping skin supple, soft and hydrated.

Facial Fillers Rejuvenate Your Skin Naturally

Dermal fillers such as Restalyne and Juvederm offer almost immediate, visible improvement to wrinkled or sagging skin. By replenishing lost stores of hyaluronic acid in your skin, facial fillers promote rapid growth of fresh skin cells as well as collagen production.

By nourishing skin with hyaluronic acid (HA), facial filler injections also attract and retain moisture in your skin to encourage volumization of deep folds and cheek hollows. HA further supports binding of collagen and elastin fibers by enhancing the ability of the intracellular network within your skin to maintain smoothness and firmness.

Facial Filler Effects

Following injections of a dermal filler, you can expect to see the following attractive benefits of a facial rejuvenation procedure:

  • Filling out of recessed cheek skin to offer more definition to your face
  • Plumping of flat, thin lips
  • Softening and reduction of facial wrinkling, creasing and folding
  • Filling out of deep nasolabial folds around the nose
  • Decreasing of visible acne scars by filling out scar indentations

Facial filler effects generally last from six months to two years, depending on the type of dermal filler used, the condition of the skin as well as other factors associated with lifestyle and overall health*.

What Is the Difference Between Facial Rejuvenation With Facial Fillers and a Surgical Facelift?

The main difference between facelifts and dermal fillers is the lengthy recovery time associated with surgical facelifts performed in a hospital. Facial filler injections require no cutting, incisions, stitches or sutures. Therefore, there is no recovery time needed.

Numbing cream is the only anesthesia used to increase comfort during injections, whereas patients undergoing surgical facelifts need general anesthesia because the surgeon must make several large incisions around the hairline. With new and improved facial fillers continuously being developed and approved by the FDA, the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery states that rates of nonsurgical cosmetic treatments are rapidly increasing, while the number of plastic surgery procedures performed in the U.S. is dropping.

Facial fillers represent a viable alternative to surgical plastic surgery procedures for restoring a healthy, youthful appearance to your skin. Find out how dermal fillers can address your skin needs by calling Synergy Wellness today at 661-878-9100.