The dream of eternal youth has fueled the imagination of mankind for thousands of years. There are scores of stories, some fictional and some historical, that revolve around the adventures of men and women who went to extraordinary lengths in order to find the elixir, the pill or the fountain that provides eternal youth. Unfortunately, no such miracle cure has been found.
However, the cosmetic community has taken great strides in producing products that allow you to slow down the aging process. First and foremost, among these are dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are an excellent way to rejuvenate the appearance of your face. This is because as you age, your face begins to lose volume. More than wrinkles and more than sagging skin, loss of facial volume is what makes you look older.
While this might be a difficult concept to believe, just think about people who are in their late thirties or older and who have lost a considerable amount of weight. How do they look? In addition to looking thinner, they also look older. The volume that we have in our face is what gives us a soft appearance. It’s what helps to keep our skin stay tight and make us look young.
Some of the primary problem areas for lost facial volume include the areas around the cheeks and the areas around the temples. Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected into the treated area to smooth out wrinkles and to smooth out deeper folds. Dermal fillers are a perfect tool for adding volume where tissue has degenerated as a result of the natural aging process.
Dermal fillers can also be used to reshape facial features and add volume to naturally thin lips or lips that have lost their volume as a result of age. Individuals who have pockmarks, acne scars or a sunken or hollow appearance under their eyes can benefit from dermal fillers.
The majority of dermal fillers on the market use hyaluronic acid as the primary ingredient for treating wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid is not derived from animals. It is a substance that you already have naturally in your skin. The purpose of hyaluronic acid is to maintain moisture and facial volume.
When a dermal filler is injected underneath the skin, it immediately adds a full appearance to the face. However, the hyaluronic acid in the filler attracts and binds with water. This is what helps to maintain the fullness in the treated area.
Dermal fillers are safe and natural cosmetic procedures. Most dermal fillers are biocompatible and biodegradable. Since dermal fillers add moisture to your face, your face is going to become smoother. As the volume of your face increases, sagging skin tightens up.
Dermal fillers are not the fountain of youth. However, they are the next best thing. They are a non-invasive and safe way to keep your face looking its youngest, giving you the confidence you need to enjoy your life. To determine if dermal fillers are right for you, make an appointment at Rao Dermatology. We have offices in Manhattan, Atlantic Highlands, Fresno and Hanford. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.