Every stage of life has its own benefits and drawbacks. Getting older certainly tends to make one wiser, but the visible signs of aging are one drawback most people simply accept. Others put up a fight and often turn to cosmetic procedures to help turn back the clock. Still others would like to do something to minimize or eliminate signs of aging like fines lines and wrinkles, rough skin or lost facial volume, but prefer non-surgical methods.
Fortunately, there are more minimally-invasive treatment choices today than ever before. These treatments offer significant results without the risk, expense and downtime often associated with surgical cosmetic procedures. One such treatment is dermal fillers.
Few people have heard of hyaluronic acid, but if you are getting older, it is something you should know about because of its effects on your skin. When you are young, your body produces a large amount of this substance, but as you age, you produce less. Hyaluronic acid is important because it has the unique ability to attract and bind water molecules. In fact, it can hold many times its own weight in water.
In between our joints, hyaluronic acid has a cushioning effect, while in the skin it has a hydrating, volumizing effect. Skin depleted of hyaluronic acid due to aging is thinner, dryer and has less volume, leading to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers help to address hyaluronic acid depletion by restoring normal levels using injections of a gel. The results of dermal fillers are immediate and continue to improve with time. Fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin and lost facial volume are safely and effectively addressed. Skin that is hydrated is smoother and more youthful-looking. Moist skin is also more plump, which means wrinkles and lines are much less prominent than before.
Although dermal fillers are quite effective, their results are not permanent because your body will eventually metabolize or absorb the product. The good news is that you can simply schedule follow-up treatments at our office to maintain your results.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
If you have been unhappy with the appearance of your skin due to lost facial volume, lines and wrinkles and dry, rough skin, dermal fillers may be right for you. They have helped many people look like a younger version of themselves. To learn more about this safe and effective treatment method, visit Carolina Plastic Surgery in Fayetteville. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.