Are Dermal Fillers Right for Me?
- Posted on: Feb 14 2021
The signs of aging are not a surprise. That doesn’t mean you welcome them with a smile on your face. Across all age groups, adults have routinely turned to plastic surgery or, these days, to nonsurgical treatments to minimize the effects of aging. At Westerville Dermatology, we assist patients with their cosmetic concerns by discussing their concerns and goals. Dermal fillers represent a significant area of the anti-aging industry. Here, we answer questions many patients have as they decide if dermal fillers are right for them.
Who can Benefit from Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are often used to smooth lines and wrinkles. They are referred to as wrinkle-reducers. For this reason, some people get the wrong idea about what fillers can do and who has the most to gain from treatment. Yes, we commonly use dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of creases like nasolabial folds and marionette lines. However, they are also great for reshaping the nose, reducing undereye puffiness, enhancing the lips, and giving structure to the jawline and cheeks. This means that people in their twenties can benefit from dermal fillers as much as people in their sixties or beyond.
What Is Hyaluronic Acid?
Dermal fillers are made from a few different chemical solutions. The most common is hyaluronic acid. This naturally-occurring acid is a type of sugar that the body uses to lubricate joints, the eyes, and the skin. As we age, the body uses more hyaluronic acid than it produces. That’s why our joints get creek when we’re older. Hyaluronic acid gives volume to the skin by binding to water molecules. A single particle of hyaluronic acid can hold one thousand times its weight in water.
What Can I Expect from Treatment?
Dermal filler treatment is one of the quickest, most convenient ways to rejuvenate your appearance. Patients who visit our Westerville, OH dermatology office are made comfortable from the moment they are greeted by friendly staff. Dermal filler injections are administered with a very fine needle, so tiny punctures are hardly felt. Additionally, many dermal fillers contain a mild anesthetic that desensitizes the skin right away. Patients enjoy immediate, satisfying results from their treatment.
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