The aging process is complicated. As we age, a lot of things happen not only to our skin, but also to the tissue underneath our skin. When most people think about the aging process, they think about getting wrinkles. And it is true that as we age, our skin wrinkles. But it is important to understand the underlying reasons behind the development of wrinkles. There are basically three factors at play. One is the loss of collagen in the skin. Second is the loss of hyaluronic acid in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a compound that helps the skin retain moisture. Finally, a person develops wrinkles because they lose facial volume. As the face loses volume, the skin begins to sag and static wrinkles develop.
When we are talking about static wrinkles, what we are referring to are the wrinkles that are on your face regardless of the facial expressions you make. Crow’s feet and forehead wrinkles are not static wrinkles. These are dynamic wrinkles that are caused by the contraction of your muscles underneath your skin. If you are concerned about static wrinkles, the best treatment is dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are designed to add volume to your face. They make your face fuller and your skin tighter. One of the nice things about dermal fillers is that the majority of them are derived from hyaluronic acid. So in addition to giving your face volume, they create a process where your skin automatically retains more moisture. This makes your skin healthier and reduces the appearance of wrinkles.
While there are many dermal fillers on the market today, all of them require patients to have the same basic characteristics. First, since the injection of dermal fillers is a medical procedure, they require an individual to be in overall good health. This would include having relatively healthy skin, not having any infections in the area that is going to be treated, as well as not being allergic to the ingredients found in the dermal filler. As with any medical procedure, the healthier you are when the procedure starts, the better results you will have after the procedure.
In addition to being physically healthy, you are going to get the best results from dermal fillers if you are mentally and emotionally healthy. If you have a realistic goal and realistic expectations for what dermal fillers can do for you, then it is likely that you will be happier with the results.
Dermal fillers will not produce the same results as a facelift. However, for individuals who are healthy and have a positive expectation for what dermal fillers can do, they are a powerful tool in fighting the aging process. To determine if you are a candidate for dermal fillers, visit Dr. Mimi Lee in Little Rock. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.