n the battle against the effects of aging in Dallas, dermal fillers can be a powerful tool. Able to banish fine lines and wrinkles as well as plump areas of the face that have lost volume, they restore a youthful appearance without the risks or downtime that comes with a traditional facelift and other surgical procedures designed to reverse the hands of time.
The long-lasting results of dermal filler injections often can be experienced immediately, which has helped make them extremely popular. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, more than 2.69 million of these procedures were performed in the U.S. Often referred to as a “lunchtime facelift,” the expert staffers at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX explains how dermal fillers can safely and effectively tackle a variety of skin and structural issues that affect our appearance as we age.
What dermal fillers do
As women and men get older, their skin begins to experience a loss of volume, causing it to sag. This process can be hastened by other lifestyle factors including lack of sleep, poor nutritional habits, time spent out in the sun, and smoking. For example, more than 80 percent of skin aging is due to exposure to sunlight. As the years march on, fine lines, wrinkles, under-eye bags, and dark spots may become noticeable and can worsen over time. Unless they are addressed, these changes to the quality of the skin can seriously impact one’s self-confidence in their appearance.
An increasing number of patients are turning to dermal fillers in Dallas, TX to help them look years younger. Most are best known by their brand names such as Restylane, Sculptra, Juvéderm, and Voluma, all of which are offered at ZO Skin Centre. Some dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid. This gel-like substance, which is produced naturally by the body, works to keep the skin soft and smooth and acts as a “cushion” under the skin. Another synthetic, biodegradable material called polylactic acid is the main component of other types of dermal fillers.
It is no coincidence that the ability of the skin to retain moisture decreases as we age along with the body’s production of hyaluronic acid, as well as the proteins collagen and elastin. As a result, the skin feels drier. Wrinkles also begin to form, especially on the forehead as well as around the mouth and eyes. Elsewhere on the face, as the skin begins sagging toward to jawline, the cheeks may take on a sunken appearance. By injecting dermal fillers into targeted areas, wrinkles may be smoothed and volume increased in areas where it has diminished to restore a more youthful, rejuvenated appearance.
Are dermal fillers for you?
Have you always dreamed of having seriously sexy, pouty lips or classic contoured cheeks? With the use of dermal fillers in Dallas, these and other head-turning enhancements are possible. You’re never too young or old to look amazing! Patients in their 20s and 30s may opt for fillers preventatively to thwart the development of stubborn, deep-set wrinkles during later years. Meanwhile, men and women in their 40s and 50s may find the rejuvenating and wrinkle-banishing effects of fillers also work to boost confidence in their appearance as they compete for positions in their professional life or venture back onto the social scene.
Hotspots for treatment
When it comes to versatility for patients in Dallas, dermal fillers are difficult to beat. Lips that have thinned can be plumped, while the fine lines that tend to develop on their surface as well as around them can be made to look significantly smoother. Volume may be increased in the cheeks, which can sink into the face with age, to restore youthful fullness. Crow’s feet that develop near the corners of the eyes can be reduced along with shadows and wrinkles below the eyes.
Injectable fillers can improve the appearance of so-called “11 lines” (also known as frown lines) that form at the top of the nose between the eyebrows and wrinkles that stretch across the forehead. The appearance of acne scars, as well as other shallow depressions on the face, may also be improved to look more even when volume-boosting fillers are injected. The lower half of the face can benefit greatly when dermal fillers such as Sculptra, which contains polylactic acid, are used to reduce the prominent appearance of marionette lines that reach from the mouth toward the chin, as well as laugh lines and smile lines (also called nasal labial folds) between the bottom of the nose and corners of the mouth.
Back to business
Unlike other cosmetic surgery procedures, such as a facelift, dermal filler injections in Dallas are only minimally invasive, and no incisions are required. In most cases, there is no downtime involved for patients who are treated by the expert injectors at ZO Skin Centre. In fact, it is common for men and women to schedule dermal filler treatments, which usually are completed in about 15 minutes, during their lunch break and return to their normal daily activities immediately afterward. Side effects, such as slight swelling, bruising, and redness, should be short-lived and resolve themselves quickly.
Remarkable results of dermal fillers in Dallas patients
It is common for patients to experience improved and enhanced skin soon after receiving dermal filler injections, especially when those containing hyaluronic acid such as Restylane, Voluma, and Juvéderm are used. Fullness can be restored to the cheeks and lips, which can appear plumped, and fine lines and wrinkles may be greatly reduced. It may take slightly longer to notice results when fillers such as Sculptra, which features polylactic acid, are used since it is designed to gradually stimulate the body’s collagen production. Depending on the type of filler that is employed, as well as the number of areas that are treated, most patients at ZO Skin Centre should experience vibrant, younger-looking skin for 6-18 months following their injections. Additional injections may be recommended about four months after the initial treatment, and touch-ups are advised to help maintain the excellent results that can be achieved.
If you’re frustrated by looking in the mirror and seeing wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin, it may be time to consider dermal fillers. Dallas women and men turn to this popular, minimally invasive procedure to boost the body’s collagen production and look rejuvenated and years younger. Contact the skilled staffers at ZO Skin Centre in Dallas, TX to learn more about the benefits of dermal fillers.