As we grow older, many of us lose subcutaneous fat throughout our faces. While the prospect of losing fat might sound appealing, it can actually result in a “sunken” look that creates fine lines and wrinkles along one’s mouth, nose and eyes. In order to combat these cosmetic issues, many patients have turned to dermal fillers to restore volume to their faces and take years off of their appearance.
BOTOX® vs. Dermal Fillers
Many people believe BOTOX® is the best option for erasing fine lines, but this product only works on very specific wrinkles. Over the years, some of the muscles that control your facial expressions will become rigid. This can cause issues such as “frown lines” along the forehead. BOTOX® forces those muscles to relax by interrupting the nerve impulses, but it is not the best option for smaller creases on the lower half of one’s face. Those wrinkles typically need to be treated with dermal fillers.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Most dermal fillers contain a unique substance known as hyaluronic acid. Our bodies naturally produce this acid to transport nutrients from one’s bloodstream to the skin cells, but it does not take much to become deficient in it. Researchers have found that hyaluronic acid can eradicate wrinkles when injected directly into the skin in higher doses. Your body will immediately begin to hydrate the area and produce more collagen.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are an extremely safe option for patients who want to look years younger. Due to the fact that no incisions are made and anesthetics are not needed, this cosmetic treatment is a great alternative to invasive surgeries, such as lifts and implants.
During your initial consultation, our cosmetic professional will give you a better idea of what you can do to prepare for the treatment and what you can expect afterward. Patients should realize that this treatment does not drastically alter their appearance. Instead, it subtly enhances their features by adding volume and erasing wrinkles.
From start to finish, most dermal filler appointments take no longer than 30 or 45 minutes. Before the injections are carried out, a specialist cleans the patient’s face, removes any beauty products and marks the treatment sites. After the injections, you can head right back to your daily routine.
Modern dermal fillers are more effective than ever, and the results could last for a year or longer. Once your skin loses volume or the wrinkles become apparent, you can schedule a follow-up appointment for additional injections. As an added bonus, recent studies have revealed that some patients require fewer injections in the follow-up appointments to achieve the same look. Dermal fillers can also be combined with other treatments in order to produce dramatic results. To see if dermal fillers can benefit you, visit Rejuvenate Med Spa in Oak Brook. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.