Although you may not realize it, the gradual loss of facial volume due to aging or sun exposure is one of the leading causes of the development of fine lines and wrinkles. As you get older, you will begin to gradually lose subcutaneous fat that can lead to a hollowed appearance and the development of wrinkles and sagging skin. Fortunately, treatment with dermal fillers can help to restore lost facial volume caused by aging or extreme weight loss.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers is an umbrella term that comprises a number of substances that are injected into the skin to reduce the appearance of aging. They are usually contained within a gel that flows smoothly under the surface of your skin and gradually increases its volume. The most popular ingredient in modern dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid, and for good reason.
Hyaluronic Acid-Based Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a special substance found in abundance in your joints, eyes, and skin. This substance has an affinity for water molecules and forms a type of gel within the body. In the skin, hyaluronic acid creates both hydration and thickness. Getting older leads to a loss of production of hyaluronic acid and a subsequent thinning of the skin, leaving you more vulnerable to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
An injection with a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler can help to reverse this process. Once your proper levels of hyaluronic acid are restored, your skin begins to thicken and become more hydrated. You should notice immediate results in the minimization of fine lines and wrinkles.
Sculptra® is a synthetic type of dermal filler consisting of polylactic acid that is injected into your skin in gel form. Once injected, Sculptra® encourages the depositing of new collagen to thicken skin and minimize the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
To learn more about the different kinds of dermal fillers and which may be right for you, make an appointment at The Bougainvillea Clinique in Winter Park, FL and get all the facts. Contact our office today for a consultation.