During their mid to late thirties, many people develop the early signs of aging. The first of these often appear in the form of dynamic wrinkles or superficial lines around the mouth and eyes or at the brow. These lines can be instantly released through the use of treatments like BOTOX® and Dysport®.
More pronounced facial wrinkling, however, is caused by the loss of significant volume under the cheeks. This is an often sudden development that can be exacerbated by hormonal changes, stress, localized trauma and sudden weight loss, among other things. Once significant facial volume has been lost, the visage can take on a sagging and noticeably creased appearance. Jowls, hollows and deep creases are developments that BOTOX® and Dysport® cannot correct. The good news is innovations in cosmetic fillers have made it possible to restore volume to sagging facial areas for a fuller visage and a much more youthful-looking appearance overall.
How Do Cosmetic Fillers Work?
Cosmetic fillers are FDA-approved gels that can be injected into the skin to provide additional support at the very foundation of the dermis. Many of these products are largely comprised of ingredients that are naturally-occurring within the human body. These components bond with the patient’s own skin cells to support, rejuvenate, plump and lift the treated area.
Given that they are naturally-occurring, however, these same additions are gradually absorbed over time. As a result, the benefits of cosmetic fillers are often temporary and thus, many of these treatments must be repeated at regular intervals to maintain a consistently fresh and youthful appearance.
Why Use Cosmetic Fillers?
Cosmetic fillers have a number of impressive advantages over more invasive anti-aging treatments. These procedures do not involve any cutting or tissue removal. Moreover, they are fast and convenient. Most cosmetic filler injections can be completed within just 20 minutes or less, and there are no major aftereffects or special aftercare requirements to contend with. When addressing severe facial wrinkling, deep creases and jowls, cosmetic fillers entail the least amount of risk in comparison to partial and full facelift procedures.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
There are many different cosmetic fillers that have been FDA-approved for the treatment of volume loss across the face. During your consultation at Pinnacle Dermatology in Birmingham, our provider can talk to you about the benefits and drawbacks of each of these options. This is your chance to ask questions and express any concerns. Contact us today to schedule an appointment to learn more about how cosmetic fillers can benefit you.