Has your skin taken a turn for the worse because of the appearance of lines and wrinkles on your face? These common signs of aging can be safely and effectively treated using dermal fillers. As with any form of skin rejuvenation treatment, there are some common questions that patients tend to have. What exactly are dermal fillers? How do they work? Would I make a good candidate for the treatment? These are some of the questions that you may have prior to scheduling an appointment.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are simply injectable products that contain an active ingredient like poly-L-lactic acid or hyaluronic acid to fill in lines and wrinkles by increasing facial skin volume. These products are known for offering significant results with little to no downtime required.
How Do Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers work by enhancing skin volume to lift wrinkles up and out. In most cases, we are using natural substances that mimic or replace naturally-occurring substances that are produced by your body, but in smaller amounts as you age. By restoring normal levels of skin components like hyaluronic acid and collagen, we are helping you look like a younger version of yourself.
Since dermal fillers are a non-surgical form of anti-aging treatment, they offer results that are quite soft and natural. You will not have any drastic changes made to your facial appearance, and you should be able to resume your daily activities immediately after your treatment.
Which Conditions Do Fillers Treat?
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are most appropriate for those who require both wrinkle reduction and enhanced skin hydration. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance that promotes moisture retention to plump the skin and keep wrinkles at bay. A hyaluronic acid filler can replace age-related HA loss and lead to a smoother, more radiant skin appearance. The most common hyaluronic acid fillers we offer include: Juvéderm® and Restylane®.
What Is Sculptra®?
Sculptra® is a special type of dermal filler that consists of something called poly-L-lactic acid. Once injected into your face, Sculptra® will be gradually replaced by fresh collagen fibers to add bulk and structure to your skin for a reduction in wrinkles. All that you have to do is gently massage the treatment area periodically to ensure even product distribution.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Dermal fillers may benefit you if you are currently dealing with lines, wrinkles, or some types of skin folds and creases. If you are interested in learning more about this treatment option, simply speak with the the staff at Young Medical Spa® for more information. We are conveniently located in Lansdale and Center Valley, PA. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!