How Fillers Can Tackle Wrinkles
Medically reviewed by Eugenia Bonelli.
Most people think of dermal fillers for plumping and volumising effects in lips or cheeks, but these kinds of fillers are also highly effective at treating wrinkles.
If you are thinking about getting rid of your wrinkles, fillers are a non-invasive and non-permanent way to soften laughter lines, deep or fine forehead lines, or lines formed around the mouth and nose, giving you subtle, natural results.
If you’re interested in how dermal fillers treat wrinkles and lines and which of these they work best for, read on.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are made from a gel-like substance called hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that your skin produces to maintain plumpness and hydration. The process entails having small amounts of the gel injected just beneath your skin, targeting problem areas.
The great thing about fillers is that they can create quite a dramatic difference in your appearance without the need for surgery, or other more invasive procedures. After having fillers, your skin should look fresher, giving you a well-rested and rejuvenated look.
As the filler is injected, it’s important to have the treatment performed in a clinical setting with experienced, well-trained professionals. At DestinationSkin, we have highly qualified doctors and nurses at every one of our clinics and always work with your safety and wellbeing at the heart of our services.
What Causes Wrinkles Anyway?
As you age, your skin begins to thin out due to the lower production of collagen and elastin proteins.
This slowdown also causes the skin to become less resistant to damage, and the subcutaneous fat that sits under your skin (giving it its plump appearance) starts to diminish. Wrinkles tend to appear on your face in places where the skin naturally folds during facial expressions, like smiling or frowning.
Wrinkles also can develop on parts of the body that receive most sun exposure, such as the face and neck, back of the hands, and arms. UV light causes the skin’s collagen and elastin fibers to break down. The connective tissue that supports the skin is made up of these fibers. The skin gets weaker and less flexible when this layer breaks down and wrinkles form as the skin begins to droop.
When you are young, your skin is more elastic and springs back into shape. As you get older, the skin loses its flexibility, and it becomes more difficult for the skin to spring back, resulting in permanent lines.
Other factors will contribute to your skin showing signs of ageing, things like smoking, using sunbeds, drinking a lot of alcohol, poor nutrition and not staying hydrated.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work On Wrinkles?
Dermal fillers are specifically designed to reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles and to revitalise your skin.
The secret is that the fillers are based on hyaluronic acid (HA), a water-loving sugar molecule that binds water. In your body, HA acts as a lubricant, helps transport nutrients and regulates water balance.
Fillers Work by boosting your skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, which rejuvenates your skin, smoothing away lines and giving a fresh, natural result.
The HA used in our Juvederm® fillers closely resembles the hyaluronic acid your body produces itself, so it easily integrates with your own facial tissue.
Dermal fillers are a simple and non-invasive way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smoothing the skin and returning plumpness to your face. They give a natural look and don’t affect your facial expressions in any way.
As fillers aren’t permanent, fillers allow you to control your looks subtly as your face continues to change over time. Fillers work well on all face areas, softening lines and wrinkles between the eyebrows, around the eyes, crows feet and forehead lines. They can transform smokers lines and laughter lines.
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