Facial skin is very elastic in children, teens, and young adults. As we age, however, this thin layer of skin becomes wrinkled, shows folds and creases, and becomes puffy in areas around the eyes, nose, lips, and jaws. This is primarily due to the loss of collagen.
For some individuals, combating this problem is difficult because the supporting tissues do not contain or hold enough moisture. Dermal fillers are injectable compounds that either boost the volume of moisture in the subdermal layers or attract water.
Juvederm® is a popular dermal filler used to smooth out facial lines and eliminate fine wrinkles, especially in the areas surrounding the lips. Juvederm® is a hyaluronic acid filler proven to help increase volume by making the skin tauter.
Acne Scar Filler Treatments
Filler injections are often used to help smooth out areas where acne scarring causes uneven skin surfaces. Even though the scars are old, they cause small areas of the skin to fold or dimple. This increases the amount of darkened skin tone because of the shadowing effect. Dermal filler treatments can be used to draw water to the affected area, plumping it up and minimizing the visible signs of scarring.
How Filler Treatments are Applied
The client need not perform any pre-treatment care on the face. However, it is best to avoid direct sunlight for several days prior to the filler treatment procedure.
Most injectable fillers are a type of gel that is put inside a tiny needle. The gel is injected beneath the skin and fills an area of supporting tissue. Most injection filler treatment procedures can be completed in about 30 minutes.
In some cases, a mild anesthetic – usually applied topically – is administered several minutes before treatment begins.
What Patients Can Expect
Depending on the treatment we use, the results can last for up to one year or more. Most filler treatment gels are quickly absorbed by the body, but the increase in moisture beneath the skin is ongoing and can continue for months.
The patient experiences no downtime, and there are no serious side effects regardless of the treatment type.
Find Out If You Are A Candidate
If you have tried abrasive resurfacing procedures on your facial skin or have attempted to smooth out wrinkles and sags with topical creams, you may want to consider dermal fillers. Contact Rejuvenate Med Spa today for a consultation. We will be happy to review your cosmetic goals and customize a treatment plan.