When you look in the mirror, what do you see? Well, you see you of course! However, as we age, we may begin to notice that our reflections are showing signs of aging, and appear a bit haggard. If this sounds like you, don’t panic thinking that invasive surgery is your only option. Today, there is an array of dermal filler options available that can help to combat signs of aging, without surgery.
Can You Benefit from Fillers?
As we age, our skin begins to lose elastin and collagen, which can cause signs of aging to form such as lines, wrinkles, and loss of facial volume. Not only can these effects make us look older than we are, they can also make us appear unhealthy. There are many different dermal fillers that can be used to treat many different signs of aging. For example, Juvederm® XC can help to treat lines and folds around the nose and mouth, while Restylane® Silk is formulated specifically to plump the lips and soften lines around the mouth.
The best way to determine which type of filler is right for you is to discuss your options with your plastic surgeon. In Orlando, Dr. Johnston will sit down with each of his patients to examine the desired treatment site and create a unique treatment plan to meet each person’s individual needs.
How Do Fillers Work?
Because there are many fillers on the market today, many of them work using different techniques. Restylane® and Juvederm® products are made with hyaluronic acid, which helps to bind water molecules in the skin. This helps to add natural plumpness under the skin to smooth lines and wrinkles. The filler Sculptra is made up of poly-L-lactic acid and works by replacing lost collagen over a few months to restore facial youthfulness. The filler Radiesse also works to stimulate the production of collagen in the body but contains Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres.
As you can see, each filler works differently and can address a variety of issues. If you are interested in rejuvenating your look with dermal fillers, contact our Orlando office today to schedule your consultation.