Have you ever looked in the mirror and had to do a double-take because of new wrinkles that seemingly appeared overnight? It is only natural that with age our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging skin. Time takes its toll and the agents responsible for keeping our skin plumped and moisturized diminish. The result is a loss in volume and the formation of fine lines and those dreaded wrinkles. This is where injectable fillers step in to rejuvenate facial skin by reducing scar depressions, enhancing lips, and replacing soft-tissue volume loss to create a youthful-looking fullness and glow. Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed nationwide. They are a fantastic alternative to more invasive rejuvenation surgeries like a facelift.
Injectable fillers explained
Injectable fillers, or dermal fillers, are often made with hyaluronic acid. This substance is a natural, gel-like composition that is found naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid is responsible for keeping the tissues and joints lubricated, and the skin plumped and hydrated. Other fillers are made of polylactic acid. This is a synthetic, biodegradable material that helps to stimulate collagen production. Dermal fillers are often referred to by their brand names, including Juvéderm®, Voluma®, Restylane®, and Sculptra®, which are among those offered at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX. Read below for ten different ways injectable fillers can improve your appearance and how the experienced and professional staff at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, can assist you.
1. Fast results
Sometimes referred to as the “lunchtime facelift,” patients in Dallas, TX can complete their injectable filler treatment in as little as ten minutes, depending on the number of areas that are being injected. Men and women can expect to see the results of dermal fillers almost immediately. Once treatment is complete, the lips and cheeks will be visibly plumper, and wrinkles will look much smoother and may even disappear. Fillers that contain polylactic acid, such as Sculptra®, may take longer to transform since it works gradually by stimulating the body to produce collagen. Therefore, it can take a bit longer before the desired changes in the skin are visible with those particular fillers.
2. Minimal side effects
Patients often report minimal side effects after having dermal fillers injected. Common side effects include a small amount of swelling, itching, or redness near the injection site. These effects are only temporary and should disappear in one to two days. In the meantime, any visible signs of treatment may easily be camouflaged with makeup. During your consultation, the medical team at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, will provide detailed information regarding your customized treatment and what you can expect afterward.
3. It lasts
Depending on the type of filler used, patients at ZO Skin Centre can typically expect to enjoy their results for 6-18 months. Maintaining your results includes scheduling a touch-up appointment at our office to receive additional dermal-filler injections. Follow-up visits are recommended about four months after initial treatment.
4. No downtime required
Patients love not only the results of dermal fillers but the zero downtime. Since no surgery is involved, the recovery time associated with injectable fillers is virtually nonexistent. Many patients in Dallas, TX, can quickly complete a filler treatment and then continue with their daily errands or even go back to work.
5. Perfectly pairs with BOTOX
To further enhance the remarkable results of injectable dermal fillers, men and women may combine them with BOTOX injections. BOTOX temporarily removes wrinkles and softens lines which are often the result of years of repetitive facial movements and expressions. When injected into the facial muscles, it relaxes them, which makes creases more challenging to produce. At ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, when Dermal fillers and BOTOX are paired, it is called a liquid facelift. This noninvasive alternative to traditional surgical facelifts allows for several cosmetic issues to be addressed at once. The result is a rejuvenated appearance without fine lines and wrinkles or a lengthy recovery time period.
6. Looks natural
No matter which type of dermal fillers you choose, the results are natural and subtle. When expertly injected by experienced professionals like the ones at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX, the results should be so natural that nobody will even notice. Unless you tell your friends and family, all they will see is how amazing you look.
7. Boosts self-confidence
Let's face it when you look your best you also tend to feel your best. Adversely, the visible signs of aging on your face can make you look tired, and in turn, you feel frumpy, which can take a significant hit on your self-confidence. Research suggests that more people opt for dermal fillers as a means to help increase their confidence. Fillers can achieve amazing, natural-looking results, and patients love how they look and feel.
8. Plumping effect
Who does not want fewer wrinkles and fuller-looking cheeks? Fortunately, dermal fillers can replace lost collagen and fat which are both results of aging. That youthful look you long to see in the mirror is often replaced with hollowed-out cheeks and deep lines. Dermal fillers are great resources to counteract these visible signs of aging, leaving patients with a more youthful look.
9. Reverses scar damage
One of the significant advantages of fillers is their ability to diminish scars while improving the appearance of the skin. When injected under the surface, the filler plumps and lifts the atrophic area, temporarily reversing the damage. For men and women who have spent years trying to conceal unsightly scars, like pitting leftover from acne, this is a major benefit of fillers.
10. Turns back time
That coveted supermodel look featuring pouty, sexy lips and contoured cheekbones is now attainable to the everyday person with injectable fillers. Even younger patients in their 20s and 30s, love fillers as a preventative measure to help ward off the appearance of wrinkles before they set in. Older patients appreciate the rejuvenating effects of injectable fillers. Patients feel refreshed rather than bogged down by the number associated with their age.
If you want to age gracefully, then injectable fillers may be the solution to help you look as young as you feel. Contact ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX today and schedule an appointment to discover how fillers can rejuvenate the way you look.