Posted on March 20, 2023 in Dermal Fillers
Wrinkles may be an inevitable part of aging, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do about them! There are actually many different aesthetic treatments that can fight signs of aging including dermal fillers. At Dr. Ellen Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Bloomfield Township, MI, we offer a comprehensive selection of dermal fillers that work to plump, firm, and smooth wrinkles and other signs of aging.
Discover how dermal fillers can restore lost volume to your face and help you look as young as you feel.
Why You Lose Facial Volume As You Age
Besides wrinkles, the skin can also lose volume as you get older. When you’re young, the fatty tissue and collagen allow your face to have a round and refreshed look. As we age, the fatty tissue and collagen start to lose volume and shift downward.
As your body produces less and less hyaluronic acid with each passing year, your skin loses volume and moisture. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance natural to your skin that retains moisture and keeps your skin hydrated. It’s also found as lubrication in your joints.
On top of that, as you age you produce less collagen and elastin and these elements are essential for maintaining young, healthy-looking skin. As hyaluronic acid and collagen production decrease and gravity plays its inevitable role in pulling everything downward, your cheeks may lose their roundness, the skin around your jawline may sag, and you may see more lines around your mouth and nose.
Dermal Fillers Are the Solution
At Dr. Ellen Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we offer the safest, most effective dermal fillers available, including:
Each of these fillers works in a slightly different way to restore volume to different areas of your face but they all work by either supplementing hyaluronic acid or stimulating collagen production.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Juvéderm and Restylane restore volume beneath the surface of the skin in your cheeks, lips, and around the nose and mouth. When your doctor injects the fillers into your face, the hyaluronic acid instantly gives your skin a lift.
As volume is restored, lines and wrinkles also appear smoother and less noticeable. Depending on which areas of your face you treat, the results can last up to two years.
Collagen-Stimulating Dermal Fillers
Radiesse is made of calcium hydroxyapatite (CaHA) gel microspheres that work immediately upon injection. CaHA is made up of ions of phosphate and calcium, which occur naturally in the human body.
The injectable gel immediately increases the volume in the face but as time goes by, the CaHA stimulates your naturally-occurring collagen and allows your skin to produce its own volume and filler. The hydrogen, oxygen, and carbon in the Radiesse gel help create a structure that mimics connective tissue. Eventually, the CaHA absorbs back into your body and leaves your own collagen in place. These fillers last well over a year.
Schedule A Consultation
Whether you’re looking for fuller cheeks, smoother lips, or fewer wrinkles, dermal fillers may be just what you’re looking for. At Dr. Ellen Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, we can customize your anti-aging treatment plan so you get the results you need. Contact our Bloomfield Township, MI office by phone or online today.
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