Are you unsatisfied with your face because of the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that leave you looking old prematurely? Or are you dealing with a loss of facial volume due to the natural aging process? If so, you should be aware of recent cosmetic innovations like dermal fillers that can make you look years younger and more refreshed without the need for surgery that can be risky, invasive and require significant downtime.
Causes of Aging Skin
Before we look at some less invasive treatment options, it may be helpful to understand why skin ages in the first place. In order to remain healthy and radiant, your skin must stay hydrated and healthy internally. You can help the process by the regular use of a moisturizer, but the benefits only go so far.
One common cause of the development of fine lines and wrinkles and a loss of facial volume is hyaluronic acid depletion. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by your body and fosters skin hydration internally. Its presence allows your skin cells to soak up moisture like a sponge. As you get older, your body produces less of it and your skin grows less full and more dry.
Another important substance for maintaining fullness is collagen. This substance is also produced by your own body. It provides a structure that allows and encourages skin cells to build around it. This substance also becomes depleted as you age. The result is a loss of skin volume, leading to the development of fine lines and wrinkles.
Hyaluronic Acid-Based Dermal Fillers
With most dermal fillers, hyaluronic acid is contained in a smooth gel that is skillfully injected into the skin. The results are immediate, but they also tend to improve in the days and weeks following treatment. Once present within your skin, the gel replenishes your lost hyaluronic acid, which goes to work attracting water and filling in sunken areas of your face.
The formulations can vary in their texture and exact ingredients, but they all work virtually the same. They replace depleted hyaluronic acid within your individual skin cells, making them plumper and more hydrated. The effect is your skin is smoother and displays fewer signs of lines and wrinkles.
Contact Our Office Today
The team at Beach Cities Vein and Laser Center wants to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. If you live in or around the Los Angeles area, make an appointment at our office in El Segundo to learn more information about dermal fillers. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!