Many patients ask about the advantages of dermal fillers, which are designed to improve or eliminate the signs of aging on various parts of the body. In this guide, we’ll examine a few types and how they make the skin of face, lips, and neck look better.
Getting Rid of Fine Lines
Fine lines appear on the skin for a few reasons. While aging is a primary cause, they can also occur if the skin isn’t cared for or if it has stretch marks. While fine lines are unnoticeable at first, they can develop into wrinkles if they’re not addressed quickly.
The most effective way to eliminate fine lines is to use a neuromodulator. These dermal fillers work on the muscles and nerves around the affected area. When injections are used properly, they work to eliminate crow’s feet, frown lines, forehead lines, and heavy lines around the neck. Neuromodulators can stop the aging process for up to a year, but it’s important to discuss the potential side effects with a doctor.
Reducing the Size of Wrinkles
As a person ages, their skin starts to lose its elasticity. When this occurs, wrinkles form. While it’s possible to minimize the appearance of wrinkles with moisturizers and other methods, they’re simply a part of aging. Fortunately, dermal fillers can make them look better.
Complete elimination of wrinkles on the neck, lips, and face requires a multifaceted treatment approach. One common treatment is Juvederm, which can last about two years when injected into the affected area. Perlane and Restylane are other options, and they last up to a year.
Dermal fillers are different from Botox in that they fill in sagging skin to reduce or eliminate the appearance of wrinkles. Because they don’t affect muscle or nerve fibers, they’re considered a safer bet than neuromodulators.
Changing the Shape of the Nose
Rhinoplasty or a surgical nose job will reshape a person’s nose and improve its appearance. However, dermal fillers can provide a non-invasive alternative that takes less than a half-hour to finish.
Using a dermal filler, a surgeon will smooth bumps, fill in hollow areas, minimize the appearance of scar tissue, and correct the nose’s position. They’ll also focus on the area around the lips to make the patient’s nose blend in with the rest of their facial features. If you want to look younger or fix a surgical mistake, dermal fillers are a great option.
A Better-Looking Chest
For those who like to wear their shirts open, dermal fillers can improve the appearance of the chest. Fine lines, wrinkles, and other flaws are a common sight after years of exposure to the elements, but fillers can eliminate their appearance.
By applying a dermal filler such as Ulthera or Perlane to the area, a surgeon can restore the area’s youthful look. Many times, these fillers are given along with collagen injections to restore the skin’s elasticity.
Softer, Younger-Looking Hands
Many people are surprised to learn that the hands can also be affected by the aging process. The dermal filler Radiesse is the only FDA-approved treatment for wrinkled and aging hands. When it’s injected, it plumps up the appearance of the hands and lasts for about a year.
Feel Better and Look Younger With Dermal Fillers
These are just a few ways that dermal fillers can improve a patient’s appearance. While the eyes, lips, and neck are the most common injection sites, they’re not the only areas that can benefit from fillers. If you have questions or would like to schedule a consultation with a doctor, reach out today.