If you have aging skin, then dermal fillers can be used to improve its appearance. Dermal fillers are used to rejuvenate the skin, by restoring fullness and volume. They are also called injectables or soft tissue fillers, because they fill in folds and creases in the skin. But how do dermal fillers work, and can they really get rid of those telltale lines and folds on your face?
Types of Dermal Fillers
There are several types of dermal fillers made of natural and synthetic material. Natural fillers are derived from ingredients already present in the body. Injectables made of hyaluronic fillers are the most common, as HA is natural to the body. Popular choices include Juvederm Ultra, Ultra Plus and Voluma, Perlane, Restylane and Radiesse. These fillers produce natural looking results and are also long-acting.
How dermal fillers work
Loss of fat occurs as we age, and this gives the face a flat, deflated appearance. Dermal fillers can help you eliminate deep expression lines including laugh lines, and lines around your mouth, without having to undergo surgery. They can fill in lines so that the face appears smoother. Fillers are also effective on nasolabial folds, and can be used to add volume to the cheeks.
Dermal fillers are injected directly into the lines and folds and immediately fills them in. When used on areas such as the sunken region beneath the eyes, they plump up the skin, to create a more youthful appearance.
At Song Plastic Surgery in Irvine, CA they use Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Ultra Plus, and Juvederm Voluma XC, along with Radiesse, to rejuvenate the face. During your consultation with Dr. Song he will give you more information on how dermal fillers work, and help you decide on the best type of injectable for your skin issues.