Within the last decade there has been a rapid rise in the demand for soft tissue fillers to combat wrinkles and other signs of aging. Fillers are now being used to reduce wrinkles on the forehead, nasolabial folds, smile lines, creases, and much more. There are also a host of injectable fillers to choose from, all promising to rejuvenate aging skin. But how do fillers really work to treat wrinkles?
Soft tissueor dermal fillers are injected under the skin, and create a more youthful facial profile. They are an attractive anti-aging option because they work quickly, and create natural looking results. Restylane, Perlane, and Juvederm, are among the most popular brands, and these are derived from hyaluronic acid.
How soft tissue fillers work
Soft tissue fillers smooth out wrinkles and folds in the dermal layer of the skin, and they also add volume to areas such as the cheeks and lips. The fillers are injected below the surface, and plump out the skin by acting as replacement for the constituents of the skin that have been depleted. They also stimulate the formation of collagen, and this helps to improve elasticity and firmness over time.
Soft tissue fillers are often used in conjunction with botox for facial rejuvenation. The results achieved with dermal fillers are temporary, and typically last from 6 to 12 months. When choosing injectable fillers, the dermatologist will determine which one is right for you, based on the specific aesthetic issues to be corrected.
The professional team of skin care specialists at the Skin Care Center, Chicago, IL, know how to use fillers to treat fine lines and wrinkles. If you are serious about taking years off your face, call 773-296-3636 for a consultation. We also have offices in Glenview, IL, (847-901-0252), and Lake Forest, IL, (847-234-6121).