Many people may not realize that signs of aging on the face can begin as early as your 30s or even late 20s. Time leaves its mark in the form of wrinkles and sagging skin as a result of a loss in volume. But here’s a little bit of good news: Injectable fillers can refresh your facial skin. They are also miracle workers at plumping lips, replenishing soft-tissue volume, and reducing the signs of scarring to present a more youthful fullness and natural glow. Dermal fillers are a fast, easy, and effective solution for both men and women who are seeking noninvasive rejuvenation techniques without the need for a facelift.
The ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, offers patients the latest arsenal of anti-aging treatment options. Men and women who visit The ZO Skin Centre are treated by certified medical physicians, nurses, and highly skilled aestheticians in a relaxing environment. Dermal fillers are just one of the many injectable services offered to patients who want to tackle the signs of aging.
What are injectable fillers?
Injectable fillers, or dermal fillers, are often made with hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that is often depleted with age. When injected, it restores moisture to the complexion, so the result is soft and hydrated skin. Other fillers are made of polylactic acid, a synthetic, biodegradable material that helps to stimulate collagen production. Dermal fillers are commonly referred to by their brand names, including Juvéderm®, Voluma®, Restylane®, and Sculptra®, which are all offered at The ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX.
How can injectables benefit me?
Injectables are adored by those who don't want to commit to a surgical cosmetic procedure like a facelift. Dermal fillers can be customized for each person so unique target areas can be addressed. It is important to note that while highly effective, injectables produce temporary to long-lasting results rather than a permanent restoration. Patients must keep up with regular treatments to maintain their results, and as the aging process continues, a new course of action may be recommended. Read below for eight different ways your face can benefit from dermal fillers.
1. Fast results, little downtime
Patients love both the almost-immediate effects of dermal fillers and the little to no downtime. Many patients can quickly complete a filler treatment and continue with their daily errands or even go back to work – hence the term "lunchtime facelift." Once treatment is complete, the lips and cheeks will be noticeably plumper, and wrinkles will look much smoother and may even vanish. Fillers that contain polylactic acid, such as Sculptra, may take a bit longer to provide noticeable results, since they work by stimulating the body to produce collagen.
2. Minimal side effects
Patients often report minimal side effects from dermal fillers. Common side effects include minor swelling, itching, or redness near the treatment site. These effects are temporary and should disappear in 1 – 2 days. Any visible signs of treatment may easily be camouflaged with makeup.
Depending on the type of filler used, patients can generally expect to see the results for approximately 6 – 18 months. In order to maintain your results, it is essential to schedule touch-up appointments at our office to receive additional dermal-filler injections. Follow-up visits are recommended every four months.
4. BOTOX is the perfect friend
Patients who opt for dermal fillers may have profound wrinkles, especially on the forehead. By combining BOTOX injections with fillers, wrinkles and soft lines are temporarily removed. Also known as a liquid facelift, this wonder duo allows for several cosmetic issues to be addressed at once. The result is a refreshed, brighter appearance without fine lines, wrinkles, or surgery.
5. Subtle results
The experts at The ZO Skin Centre are experienced professionals who know how to make your results look natural. Due to the composition of today’s fillers, most feature a natural skin component that can make your skin look and feel organic. Unless you tell your friends and family, all they will see is how fantastic you appear.
6. Your self-confidence will soar
When you look good, you feel good. Unfortunately, visible signs of aging on your face can make you look tired and feel frumpy. Research suggests that more people are opting for dermal fillers to help increase their self-confidence. Fillers can achieve amazing, natural-looking results, and patients love how they look and feel.
7. Plump it up
Sign yourself up for fewer wrinkles and fuller cheeks. Dermal fillers can replace lost collagen and fat, which can be depleted during aging. That youthful look you used to see in the mirror is often replaced with sunken-in cheeks and deep lines. Dermal fillers are great resources to fight these visible signs of aging.
8. Bye-bye, scars
One of the significant advantages of fillers is their ability to reduce the appearance of scars while improving the texture of the skin. When injected under the surface, the filler fills the atrophic area, temporarily reversing the depression. For men and women who have spent years trying to conceal unsightly scars, such as pitting leftover from acne, this is a significant benefit. The ZO Skin Centre can help you determine if dermal fillers are an option for treating certain scars.
These are just some of the ways your face can benefit from dermal fillers. When you are ready to learn more about this solution to reduce the signs of aging, call The ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, for an appointment. During your consultation, our team will provide the details of what to expect both before and after treatment. We can give you that extra help that will make you look as great as you feel.