If you are getting older or have recently experienced dramatic weight loss, you may have noticed the development of hollowed cheeks or sunken areas under your eyes. These unwelcome skin changes are due to a loss of skin volume or subsurface fat and can make you appear older than you are. Many NJ residents mistakenly believe that problems like these can only be corrected with the use of surgery. In reality, many non-invasive or minimally-invasive treatment methods such as dermal fillers are available to restore facial volume and smooth away fine lines and wrinkles.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a type of skin treatment for the correction of lost facial volume and fine lines and wrinkles. They work by restoring facial skin thickness and increasing skin hydration, which has the same effect. Dermal fillers contain various ingredients suspended within a gel that is injected into the face.
One important factor in skin aging is the gradual depletion of a substance called hyaluronic acid. This special substance is produced in ample amounts when you are young but begins to break down more readily as you get older.
The reason hyaluronic acid is so important to the development and maintenance of youthful skin is that it acts like a sponge, soaking up water molecules. This increases both the hydration and volume of your skin. Its loss results in thinner, dryer skin that tends to form lines and wrinkles.
By injecting your face with a hyaluronic acid dermal filler, we are restoring your normal levels beneath your skin. This has the effect of pushing up the skin from below, smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles in a safe and effective manner.
Juvederm® is one of the most popular lines of dermal fillers on the market today. This filler comes in many different forms, each of which is specialized for a different purpose. Juvederm® Ultra Plus XC, for example, is especially effective at volumizing areas of the lower face such as nasolabial folds, lip lines and marionette lines.
If your concerns center more around volume loss in the cheeks, Juvederm Voluma® XC may be the better option for you. Other dermal fillers provided at our med spa include Restylane® Silk and Belotero Balance®.
The experts at Improve Health Solutions MedSpa can help you learn more about the benefits of dermal fillers and if they are right for you. Contact our office in Manasquan, NJ today to find out if this popular treatment is right for you.