As time passes our skin shows the natural, inevitable signs of aging – wrinkles and sagging. The fat compartments of our face also lose volume and deflate resulting in an aged facial shape and contour.
You can counteract those effects with several non-surgical cosmetic procedures including injectable fillers to smooth wrinkles, lines and hollow areas in the face and to augment the lips or cheeks for a younger, fuller appearance. The key is to be subtle. “Over-inflation is never natural.”
As we get older, our skin’s ability to produce collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid gradually diminishes. Collagen is a protein used to support the skin, while elastin helps to keep the skin firm and taut. Hyaluronic acid traps water molecules, which helps to moisturize skin and naturally adds volume.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Once we have lost enough of these helpful agents, our skin loses volume and firmness. This leads to sagging skin and hollowed areas of our face, which can all contribute to the formation of wrinkles and leave us looking much older than our actual age. Dermal fillers are FDA-approved and safe for use by most patients. Many of the fillers are made from substances found naturally in the body or synthetically made to mimic natural substances or stimulate collagen production. These fillers are injected directly into the skin of the targeted area to restore volume and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. We offer patients several different dermal filler options in order to provide the best possible results for their individual needs.
Types of Dermal Fillers
Most of the dermal fillers offered at Mona Fina Med Spa are primarily comprised of a hyaluronic acid, which is ideal for adding volume while moisturizing skin. Though each offers its own unique advantages, different products are similar in application. One product offers a smooth appearance while creating volume where injected. It is often used to reduce the appearance of “smile lines” and can last about six to nine months. Another product smooths away facial wrinkles and folds, provides subtle lip enhancement, smooths the lines around the mouth, adds lift and volume to the cheeks and helps reverse the signs of volume loss in the back of the hands.
Is There Any Recovery Time?
All of these dermal fillers are injectable treatments, which makes them extremely convenient. Patients can typically be in and out of the office without any of the recovery or downtime typically associated with surgical options.
Dermal Fillers For Men
Dermal Fillers are becoming increasingly popular among men, as well as women. Men who are looking to tackle signs of aging should contact us for more information about how dermal fillers can help.
If you are interested in learning more about injectable tissue fillers, contact or visit our office to schedule an appointment.