You probably didn’t notice the lines beginning to form, or that your cheeks seemed to be thinning, until one day, you looked in the mirror surprised to see the person looking back at you was 10 or 15 years older than you expected. Not many people enjoy seeing the signs of aging appear on their face, but there are tools at your disposal that can erase the years.
Why your face changes
At some point in your 20s, your skin imperceptibly began to change. Your body began producing slightly less collagen and elastin, and the muscles that make thousands of expressions on your face each day began to weaken, and the expressions themselves began to crease your skin in certain areas. With each passing year, those changes become more pronounced.
Aging is normal, but that doesn’t mean you have to accept it. Dermal fillers are popular for lots of reasons, but the bottom line is that they help you retain your vital, youthful look for longer than you may have thought possible.
Fillers are minimally invasive
Unlike a face-lift or similar surgery, you won’t need time to recover after a dermal filler injection. In fact, your appointment probably only takes about 20 minutes, and you’re out the door, back to your life — looking better than before.
The injection is a simple needle stick. Even better, the needle is extremely fine, so it’s near-painless. Our staff uses a topical anesthetic cream to help with discomfort, and the fillers themselves generally have anesthetic premixed in them.
A solution for many problems
One of the best things about dermal fillers is their versatility. They can be used in numerous ways to correct different kinds of problems. There are fillers to smooth wrinkles around the eyes, to erase the so-called marionette lines that you may have running from your nose to the corners of your mouth — fillers can even be used to plump your lips.
There are different types of dermal fillers, which is part of the reason it’s such a versatile treatment. The majority of them contain a substance called hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring throughout your body and is critical for remaining hydrated because it holds 1,000 times its own weight in water.
Dermal fillers last longer than you might think
Depending on the treatment you have and the filler we recommend, your results may last as long as two years! When you consider all the other cosmetic procedures available, dermal fillers give you a significant bang for your buck.
Fillers have been used for a long time, and have remained popular where other anti-aging treatments have lost their appeal. In fact, dermal fillers have continued to gain in popularity.
A recent study found that fillers containing hyaluronic acid were the second most popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure performed in the United States in 2016. Between 2015 and 2016, the number of dermal filler injections increased by more than 16%.
Dermal fillers are safe, generally well-tolerated, long-lasting, versatile, and, most importantly, effective when it comes to reversing the signs of aging. If you’d like to learn more, contact Tru-Male Medical Clinic by phone or requesting an appointment online.