Did you know that age-related facial volume loss is one of the chief causes of aging? As we grow older, our bodies produce less of certain substances that promote thick skin. The result is skin that gradually grows thinner and more prone to the development of fine lines and wrinkles that can leave you looking prematurely aged. Injectable fillers at Bentley Skincare & Wellness could be the solution to this problem.
What are Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that can either replace naturally-occurring substances or stimulate the formation of new collagen in the skin. Some common ingredients are collagen, hyaluronic acid, and polylactic acid. Each product works somewhat differently and is appropriate for different parts of the face.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are growing in popularity because of their ability to promote both increased skin volume and hydration. This leads to skin that is smooth and moist, similar to how a young person’s skin appears.
When you are young, your skin contains an abundance of hyaluronic acid that acts like a sponge to draw in and contain moisture. Getting older leads to a decline in hyaluronic acid production, and wrinkles are not far behind. Skin deficient in hyaluronic acid is thinner, drier, and more prone to the development of fine lines and wrinkles. Wrinkles become creases, creases become folds, and before you know it you are looking older than your actual age.
An hyaluronic acid injectable fillers can help to restore your normal levels. JUVÉDERM® is one of the most popular hyaluronic acid injectables that also contains lidocaine to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment process.
Familiar to many people as a popular ingredient in quite a few topical skin care products, collagen is another naturally-occurring substance that creates volume by providing a lattice or structure for healthy skin tissue to build around. Its age-related loss leads to thinner skin and more wrinkles. A fillers that build collagen can help to rectify this deficiency and promote increased facial volume and the minimization of fine lines and wrinkles.
Polylactic acid mimics the lactic acid produced by your body when you exercise strenuously. This injectable works somewhat differently than other types of fillers that stimulate collagen your body’s own production of collagen.
The product works best when you undergo several treatment sessions spaced several weeks apart. In between sessions, you will need to gently massage the treatment area to prevent the formation of lumps. Sculptra® is a popular option for polylactic acid fillers.
If you would like more information about restoring facial volume loss using injectable fillers , we encourage you to contact us today to set up your initial consultation to find out what these amazing products can do for you! Bentley Skincare & Wellness is conveniently located in Springfield, MO.