Hormones, loss of collagen and elastin, and gravity contribute to changes in your facial structure as time goes by. Genetics and the amount of melanin in your skin also play a role in the way your skin ages.
Although there are some steps you can take to age more gracefully (e.g., quitting cigarettes, eating a low-sugar diet, and avoiding the use of harsh chemicals on the skin), aging is inevitable.
Fillers can’t halt the aging process, but they can fix wrinkles and add volume to the areas on your face that are most affected by fat and muscle loss associated with aging.
Below, we asked our expert, Dr. Gail Zimmerman, about why dermal fillers are used to combat signs of aging.
How dermal fillers fight aging signs
Unlike Botox, which paralyzes the muscles in your skin, dermal fillers add volume to the face through the use of substances such as hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic acid is commonly found in the joints, eyes, and skin. However, it’s also found in bone broth, and trace amounts are found in certain fruits and vegetables.
When consumed orally, hyaluronic acid may help with joint pain, stiffness, and dry eyes, but dietary hyaluronic acid can’t target your problem areas.
When hyaluronic acid is injected, it attracts water, adding volume and filling in the skin’s contours. Certain fillers have a thicker texture, making them more suitable for areas such as the cheeks. Thinner fillers, on the other hand, are used for the area under the eyes.
Dermal fillers recovery and results
Most of our patients experience minimal side effects and can leave our office and continue their daily activities without making any changes.
However, to minimize swelling and bruising, we may recommend you skip your workouts for the first two days after the treatment.
Medications such as aspirin and clopidogrel may increase your risk of developing bruises. So if you take these medications, talk with your provider about whether it’s safe to interrupt them. You can minimize bruising by using ice packs and arnica creams.
Find out what injectables work best for your aesthetic goals
Are you unsure about what type of non-surgical options work best for your cosmetic concerns?
Contact us to schedule an appointment. You’ll get a full-face examination from Dr. Zimmerman, who will look at your skin and facial structure and explain what type of injectables you need, as well as how much it will cost to rejuvenate your skin.