If you find yourself going through old photos, barely recognizing your younger self, there are avenues that recapture some of your youth, but some are more invasive than others. If you’re nervous about having a surgical facelift, dermal fillers offer great solutions that deliver surprisingly dramatic results.
Here at Signature Skin Care, Dr. Gina L. Ressler and her team in Edmond, OK, help their clients erase the signs of aging on their skin in mere minutes with cosmetic injectables.
If you’re on the fence about using dermal fillers, here are four reasons why you may want to reconsider taking another hard look at their benefits.
1. Bringing youthful fullness back
There are several forces at work when it comes to aging skin. First and foremost, as you age, your body naturally winds down its collagen production, which is responsible for the elasticity and tone in your skin. This means that as your smile fades, the wrinkles it forms increasingly don’t, leaving you with deeper and deeper lines even when your face is at rest. Because your collagen levels are lower, your skin simply doesn’t bounce back as it once did.
As if that weren’t enough, the thin layer of fat below the surface of your skin tends to migrate downward since there’s nothing holding it in place anymore. This leaves you with sagging cheeks, thinner lips, and deeper lines around your mouth.
With dermal fillers, we can go in and restore volume and plumpness to these areas, bringing those cherubic cheeks back, as well as a fuller mouth. And those deepening lines on either side of your nose and mouth, also called the parentheses lines, can be filled in with dermal fillers in just minutes.
2. Safety first
As we stated up front, cosmetic injectables offer a great solution for those who may not want to undergo more invasive surgical procedures that lift the skin. Although these methods are highly effective, dermal fillers require only a few injections that take just minutes. And there’s no downtime associated with the treatment, which means you can be in and out of our office in under an hour and get on with your day.
The fillers themselves are also quite safe. We use Belotero, Juvéderm®, Restylane and Voluma, which all contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that’s naturally found in your body. Because of this, your body readily accepts the filler and naturally processes it. We also use Bellafill and Radiesse which do not contain hyaluronic acid but are other great filler options.
3. Give yourself a hand
Dermal fillers work wonders on the effects of aging on your face by re-accentuating your cheeks, filling in the small vertical lines around your mouth, and adding fullness to your lips. Not to mention tackling the deeper lines around your mouth as we mentioned above.
But did you know that we can also use fillers on your hands, undoing the increasingly craggy look that gives away your age as much as any facial sagging or wrinkling? If you fight back against the signs of aging in your face, be sure your hands don’t give away your secret.
With fillers, we can add more youthful “fleshiness” to your hands, undoing the wrinkling, sagging skin that announces your years as much as your driver’s license does.
4. Instant gratification
With fillers, you can walk out of Signature Skin Care looking years younger than when you walked in since the results are immediate. Hitting your aging reset button with fillers can be done over your lunch break, allowing you to return to work, leaving people to wonder what superfood you just ate that gave you more youth and vitality! And the results last anywhere from nine months to five years, though results vary among our patients depending upon how their bodies process the filler. Still, when your results begin to fade, you simply come back in for a quick refill.
If you’d like to find out more about this simple, yet highly effective, anti-aging tool, please give us a call — we’re happy to answer any questions you may have. Or you can use the appointment button on this website to schedule a consultation.