Reduce Wrinkles and Sagging Skin with Dermal Fillers
The aging process isn’t kind to our skin. Every year we lose approximately 1 percent of the collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA) underneath our skin, which equals at least one teaspoon every year starting at about age 35! Plus, the loss of both of these components accelerates after age 50. Cheeks sag, we lose definition and prominent lines around our nose, mouth, and lips may begin to appear. Other common skin concerns include:
- Sagging skin around the nose.
- Sagging skin around the mouth.
- Droopy jowls.
- Droopy brow line.
Both collagen and hyaluronic acid play key roles in the dermal fillers we use to restore volume and reduce sagging facial features today.
Hyaluronic fillers work with nature, not against it
Hyaluronic acid exists naturally in all living organisms. Its primary function is to provide volume and pliability to the skin, and it is crucial for new cell growth. HA can also hold up to one thousand times its weight in water, and it is what makes a baby’s face and skin so plump and “springy.”
This characteristic makes hyaluronic acid an ideal filler, because as the body naturally breaks it down over time, the remaining product continues to attract water from the body. This allows shape and volume to be maintained until the filler is completely gone.
We offer several HA-based, clear, injectable fillers that are fully biodegradable, natural and safe. These include:
HA-based fillers are typically used to reduce lines around the nasolabial folds and jowls and can also be used for lip enhancement (expect longer recovery time). Following treatment, most patients can expect:
- Minimal downtime, with 2 to 4 days of swelling.
- Possible bruising and slight tenderness to injected skin sites.
- Results that last 5 to 8 months.
Consider non-synthetic collagen injections for long-lasting results
Along with HA-based fillers, we also offer Belafill,® a permanent dermal filler available in the U.S. since 2007 and for more than 20 years in Europe and Canada. Bellafill® is a non-synthetic collagen that can be injected into the skin to replace collagen that has been lost over time.
Bellafill® is often used to plump skin and treat nasolabial folds and lift sagging jowls. This filler can also be used for brow lifts and cheek augmentations. Following a minimum of two treatments, 8 weeks apart, most patients can expect:
- Immediate results.
- Little to no downtime.
- Little to no swelling.
- Minimal bruising.
- Results that last 5 to 10 years.
Your skin is in good hands here
If you’re looking to contour your face, lift, plump, soften lines, or refresh your glow without the downtime, risks, or commitment of surgery then talk to one of our experienced professionals about dermal fillers.
All dermal filler procedures, evaluations and treatments we provide are performed by board certified nurse practitioners and board certified and licensed aestheticians, each with specialized training in the fields of skin rejuvenation and medical aesthetics.