Dermal fillers are a great way to enhance your natural beauty. If you keep treatments and the required dosage to a minimum, most wouldn’t even know you had fillers. The aging process can take a mental toll on you, but dermal fillers can help you regain your confidence. The dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute share tips on how they can help you achieve a natural look with fillers.
Fillers are often needed as we age because we no longer like the way our skin looks or feels. Although our body naturally produces collagen, overtime, it is produced less and less. Collagen helps to keep our skin tight and hydrated, which is why in our younger years, we don’t typically see dryness, lines, or sagging skin. The first signs of aging can be noticeable as early as your 20s and as late as your 50s. As you get older, you will notice these things occurring, and for many, it can be devastating. Many turn to dermal fillers to help achieve a younger look and tighten their skin back up.
Dermal fillers are most often used to fill in areas that have lost elasticity due to aging and to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or plump the lips. Dermal fillers aren’t just for use when you see drastic signs of aging, if you begin using them at the first signs of aging, you will likely need fewer fillers as you age. Dermal fillers work by injecting hyaluronic acid into the treatment area. Hyaluronic acid helps to hydrate the skin and increase collagen production. Once you have determined an area or areas you want to focus on, a dermatologist can help you decide the best filler for the look you want to achieve.
The most common fillers are Juvederm and Restylane. Juvederm can help many areas of concern. It can be injected into the under-eye area to help remove under-eye circles by tightening and plumping the skin. It also can help smooth lines on the sides of your lips, reduce forehead wrinkles, and even fill acne scars. Juvederm can also be injected into the lips for a plump pout.
Like Juvederm, Restylane can help to smooth the under-eye area, reduce wrinkles, and smooth lip lines. If you have sagging skin near the cheek area, Restylane can be injected into the cheek to help lift it. Restylane is typically more affordable but lasts 6-10 months, versus Juvederm’s 12 months. Restylane is made of the only non-animal-based gel-like substance, and stays in place more easily than Juvederm. There are pros and cons to both, and a dermatologist can help you determine which product is right for you.
When it’s time for treatment, a dermatologist will clean the treatment area and begin injecting the hyaluronic acid. It shouldn’t be too painful and is a fairly quick process. Slight bruising may occur, but recovery is immediate. Results will last up to 18 months, but treatments will need to be maintained to continue seeing results.
Dermal fillers will not look unnatural if you only do the recommended number of treatments and stick to the dermatologist’s recommended dosage. Natural beauty can be achieved successfully through fillers. If you are ready to stop the aging process with a new but natural look, the dermatologists at Dermatology & Mohs Surgery Institute can help. If you are in Bloomington, Illinois, or the surrounding areas, complete this form.
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