The effects of aging, sun exposure, facial muscle movements, smoking and gravity all contribute to an older facial appearance. Fine lines, wrinkles, crows’ feet and smile lines appear, leaving you looking older, tired, and less vital and attractive.
The aging process can’t be avoided, but the effects on your facial skin can be dramatically reduced with facial fillers from Dr. Parker. Soft-tissue fillers can fill in the lines and creases temporarily to restore a smoother, younger-looking facial appearance.
Benefits of dermal fillers:
If you are struggling with a loss of facial volume, wrinkles, fine lines, creases, folds, crows’ feet, or unwanted forehead furrows, but you do not wish to undergo invasive facial surgery such as a facelift or blepharoplasty, treatment with dermal fillers may the perfect option for you.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) – HA is a compound found naturally in the human body that is responsible for the skin’s resilience, plumpness and hydration. It plays a critical role in healing the skin after injury. Unfortunately, as we age our supply of HA dwindles. Several dermal fillers, including Restylane and Juvéderm contain HA, and can help moisturize and soften facial wrinkles, fine lines, creases and folds.
Collagen – Collagen is a protein that affords the skin its youthful glow and healthy fullness. Like HA, our bodies lose collagen as they age, causing a hollowed, dull, tired look in the complexion. Collagen also acts as a scaffolding giving support to the skin’s structure. Poly-L-lactic acid, a key ingredient in some dermal fillers such as Sculptra, can help restore depleted collagen levels. Fillers containing hydroxylapatite (a naturally occurring mineral) are also effective in restoring natural collagen.
Small amounts of the dermal fillers are injected directly into areas where the body’s own collagen has been weakened, filling in the creases, lines, or lost volume to smooth the area. Lines and scars can be minimized, skin texture can be enhanced, and the skin appears softer and smoother. Replacing lost volume and even enhancing or augmenting lips, cheeks, temples, or other areas are options available.
There is little to no recovery for facial fillers. You may experience some slight swelling and bruising but not all patients do. For additional information on recovery, please visit our patient forms on our resources page or just click the link below.
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