You’re pretty good about using anti-wrinkling products and treatments in your skincare routine – but if that’s all you’re focused on, you’re only winning half the battle.
There’s no denying our skin starts to wrinkle with age, but that’s not all that happens when we get older. In fact, the facial fat pads that keep our faces looking plump and youthful begin to break down and drift south. When that happens, the skin around your mouth and jaw begins to sag. The loss of volume in your cheeks and temples can often make you look tired and gaunt; and far worse, make you appear much older than you really are!
If you’re like many women and men, you may feel like you’re fighting a hopeless battle when it comes to maintaining a youthful appearance, but yet you don’t want the pain, downtime, and cost of plastic surgery either! You’re not alone! Millions, just like you have discovered the benefits and versatility of dermal fillers.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that plump the skin. These truly unique, multi-faceted products smooth fine lines, fill in deep lines, add volume, and even correct facial asymmetry. Most of the popular brands of Dermal fillers widely available today are considered HAs (Hyaluronic Acid) based. Hyaluronic Acid is a compound, which naturally occurs in our bodies, so it is easily tolerated by the body and readily absorbed over time. These types of Dermal injectables typically last twelve to twenty-four months.
Bellafill, is an injectable dermal filler but it is not an HA based product. It contains microscopic collagen particles, which are not readily absorbed by the body like hyaluronic acid. When injected at the treatment site, the collagen microspheres add instant volume, much like hyaluronic acid, but in addition, stimulates your skins own collagen production, which produces a long-term effect. Bellafill is the only FDA approved five-year filler on the market today.
There is not one specific Dermal filler that is better than any other. They each have an important role to play in the world of aesthetics; some are multi-taskers, while others serve specific purposes. So how does one know which dermal filler to choose? The choice is best left up to your medical professional. He or she will make a recommendation based on what area/areas you’d like to have treated. He/she will take into consideration your expectations, and many other variable factors.
Keep in mind that all dermal fillers have one function in common: to create a natural, more youthful appearance by adding volume and fullness back to areas that show signs of aging.
What Are the Benefits of Dermal Fillers?
Many people ask if Botox is enough to achieve a more youthful appearance. While it certainly may be for some, dermal fillers may help to address another aspect of aging: loss of facial volume. Although Botox can certainly keep those lines and creases from forming, it does not prevent the loss of facial fullness, associated with aging. Dermal fillers can do wonders to fill out the cheeks, lips, folds along the nose and mouth and can, in many cases, make you look ten to fifteen years younger! By combining the two treatments, clients can see a dramatic improvement in their appearance.
Here are just a few additional benefits to using a dermal filler treatment:
- Whether hyaluronic acid or collagen based – both are natural compounds.
- The visual effects are immediate with both types of filler but longer lasting with collagen.
- HA treatments can be dissolved (reversed) almost instantly if a patient is not happy with the result. (Collagen based treatments, although not permanent, cannotbe dissolved and must wear away gradually.)
- There is little downtime and the cost is minimal when compared to surgical procedures.