Dermal fillers are a non-surgical form of treatment for skin conditions like fine lines and wrinkles and a lack of facial volume. This treatment method is considered to be a safer alternative to cosmetic surgery and has helped many people enhance their appearance without significant downtime.
Dermal fillers share the goal of increasing facial volume and smoothing the skin, but arrive at their destinations by different routes. The most popular dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid.
A Look at Hyaluronic Acid
Before understanding why hyaluronic acid makes such a good ingredient in dermal fillers, it may be helpful to understand the role of this special substance in our bodies. Hyaluronic acid is produced by your own body and resides in the soft tissues, your skin and even your eyes. It has the unique property of binding water molecules. In fact, just a small amount of hyaluronic acid can hold many times its own weight in moisture.
Skin with adequate hyaluronic acid is moist, so it is plumper and smoother. As you age and are exposed to the environment, your body produces less of it, and it also breaks down faster. This causes the skin to dry out and form lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid help to rectify this situation, leading to skin that is moister and smoother.
Although dermal fillers are very good at what they do, no procedure offers permanent results. The materials will be gradually broken down by your body and need replacing in a time that varies, depending upon the exact ingredient and formulation.
As such, you will need to return to our office at some point in order to undergo follow-up treatments. However, since the treatments are non-surgical and require virtually no recovery time, this is not highly inconvenient for most people. It is well-worth it for them to return to our office a couple times a year in order to avoid dealing with their lines and wrinkles. And with some fillers, you may not have to return for two years.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
Make an appointment at The Aesthetic Medicine & Anti-Aging Clinics of Louisiana to see if dermal fillers can work for you. We have offices located in Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!