New Year, New You with Dermal Fillers

The new year is a time when we begin to think about what we’d like to change about ourselves. Oftentimes, those changes start with our appearance. Whether it’s working out, eating healthier, or a pledge for better self-care, the new year provides time for a mindful pause to plan how to look and feel our very best. January is a popular time of year to look into various kinds of treatments tailored to the season of life you’re in. A lot of our patients who are starting to notice fine lines and wrinkles start with Botox, while other men and women need more help to rejuvenate their look and keep their competitive edge. For those patients, we offer a range of treatments based on their most pressing cosmetic needs and one of those treatments is a dermal filler.

What is Dermal Filler?

Dermal fillers made their appearance in cosmetics in the early 2000s when the FDA approved hyaluronic acid fillers for cosmetic use. Hyaluronic acid is also known as hyaluronan, a clear lubricating substance naturally produced by your body. Dermatologists and plastic surgeons now commonly use hyaluronic acid to restore volume to the face and hands and enhance facial features such as the lips, cheeks, and chin profile.

How does Dermal Filler Rejuvenate the Skin?

Environmental stressors (smoking, alcohol consumption, and U.V. exposure) and the aging process cause our facial anatomy to lose subcutaneous fat that naturally plumps and provides the structure for the skin. As that process unfolds the action of our dynamic facial muscles becomes more apparent and our skin starts to crease and fold. It’s why we start to notice things like crow’s feet, smile lines, and smoker’s lips.

Dermal fillers are very helpful in restoring lost volume to smooth out the signs of aging in the skin. Fillers are often used in combination with Botox and Dysport injections to lift and fill expression lines so you look younger. In the hands of a skilled injector, dermal fillers can plump thin lips, define a naturally fuller lip, enhance shallow facial contours at the cheeks and eyes, soften facial wrinkles and creases at the cheeks, and mouth, and balance facial asymmetry.

Why dermatologists are best at achieving natural-looking filler results

Beyond their extensive training in the structure of the hair, skin, and nails, board-certified dermatologists are highly skilled and equipped to identify and treat skin conditions, making them trusted experts for nonsurgical cosmetic enhancements for the face and body. Dermatologists respect your skin and work to preserve and protect the health of your skin by correcting both medical and cosmetic issues. Many women and men are hesitant to try dermal fillers as a means of facial rejuvenation for fear of looking unnatural and overdone. We’re here to keep you looking your best while keeping your appearance natural. Let’s get started!

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