As we age, we experience a lot of appearance changes. For some, undergoing a cosmetic procedure, like dermal fillers, is the best way to feel youthful again while also addressing underlying skin conditions.
At Soulage Wellness and Aesthetic Center, Pompeyo Chavez, MD offers minimally-invasive treatments to improve skincare and ageing with dermal fillers. We’re here to help bring your youthful appearance back.
What are fillers?
Fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment. Fillers are generally an outpatient procedure that's done under local anesthesia. The procedure takes up to an hour with little to no downtime.
Types of fillers
You’ve heard of fillers, but did you know there are a variety of options to choose from?
Hyaluronic acid (Belotero Balance®)
Belotero Balance® is a natural component of the skin's connective tissue is the most common filler used for wrinkles. Results can last up to a year.
Calcium hydroxylapatite (Radiesse)
Radiesse is used to contour the jawline, add volume to the cheeks and reduce deep wrinkles. The results can last up to three years if you’re using them for the purpose of reducing wrinkles.
Permanent soft tissue filler (Artefill)
Artefill is a less common filler. It is often suggested to those looking to reduce deep wrinkles and wrinkles found around the mouth. It doesn’t require reinjection, so it is often not recommended for first-time users.
Popular uses for fillers
There are many reasons to get dermal fillers. Whether you’re looking for a change, or are interested in reducing signs of aging, dermal fillers may be the best treatment option for you.
Deep lines and wrinkles
Wrinkles are a natural part of the ageing process. They’re caused by prolonged sun exposure, genetics and environmental factors. Most appear on sun-exposed skin, such as the face, neck, hands and forearms. You may choose to use fillers to reduce the appearance of fine lines and winkles. Keep in mind you can prevent wrinkles by using sunscreen and staying clear of harmful UV lights.
Dark circles are common. Extreme fatigue, allergies, genetics, age, sun exposure, and dehydration can all cause dark circles. They generally aren’t cause for concern. However, fillers, chemical peels, and laser procedures can reduce the appearance of dark circles.
Nasolabial folds are indentation lines, often seen on either side of the mouth, extending from the nose to the mouth. They are apparent when smiling. These folds are a part of the ageing process, but can be reduced with facial fillers.
Loss of collagen and elasticity
As we age, our collagen production decreases. Elasticity will also change over time. Skin can sag, or even appear droopy as we age. Skin loses elastin, a protein that gives skin the ability to stretch. It’s found in the connective layer in the dermis. While all of these changes are a part of ageing, dermal fillers can tighten skin, giving a reduced appearance of sagging skin.
Dermal fillers are a great cosmetic procedure to reduce, or even eliminate the cosmetic changes we experience as we age.
If you’re considering fillers, visit Soulage Wellness and Aesthetic Center. Book an appointment or call 512-212-3719.