Dermal Filler Treatment Right for Me?
- Posted on: Feb 9 2021
If you have begun to notice changes in the shape of your face, you may wonder if it’s time to see a professional. Every year, millions of people consult with plastic surgeons to explore how they may address the signs of aging. At Azul Cosmetic Surgery and Medical Spa, patients can expect to receive care that meets their needs and preferences. In recent years, dermal fillers have been a large part of our practice. But what are they, and is this popular beauty treatment right for you?
Who Benefits Most from Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are classified as wrinkle reducers. For this reason, people may assume that fillers are intended for patients over a certain age. This isn’t the case. Dermal fillers are suitable for adults of all ages. People in their twenties get dermal fillers to plump lips and define jawlines. Some get fillers to correct the shape of their nose or smooth away undereye bags. People in their thirties may get fillers to reduce mild to moderate laugh lines and other problems. Ultimately, there is no perfect age for dermal filler treatment. It’s more about personal goals and preferences.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Many of the most popular dermal fillers are made with hyaluronic acid. This key ingredient is naturally found in the skin, so it is safe for cosmetic use. The naturally-occurring substance is a type of sugar that helps sustain healthy joints and skin. The primary function of hyaluronic acid is to bind to water molecules. One hyaluronic acid particle can hold one thousand times its weight in water. So that means it’s a really great “plumper” for our skin.
If We Already Have Hyaluronic Acid, Why Do We Need More?
Hyaluronic acid is like collagen and elastin in that, over time, it can break down. With age, the body uses more hyaluronic acid than it can replace. The visible effects of degradation are seen on the skin as wrinkles and hollowing. Injecting hyaluronic acid dermal filler beneath the skin restores the water content that is needed for youthful plumpness.
What Can I Expect from Treatment?
Dermal filler injections may be one of the simplest treatment protocols available today. Patients who visit us in Naples, Fort Myers, or Bonita Springs are made comfortable from the moment they arrive. Injections are administered with a fine needle, so minimal sensation occurs during the brief appointment. One of the greatest things about this treatment is that patients see an immediate improvement. Depending on the filler selected and where in the face it is placed, results can last from six months to 2 years.
You may be new to dermal fillers, but we aren’t. Each day our master injectors and doctors perform multiple filler procedures. We would love to talk to you about your goals and tailor an injection plan just for you. Contact us today at 239.415.7576 to schedule your visit.
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