Turning back the hands of time: Injectables and Dermal Fillers

As we grow older, our skin begins to lose elasticity, and unfortunately, sagging is a common result. Gravity pulls loose skin downward. Wrinkles and lines begin to appear on the face, particularly around the eyes and mouth. No one likes to see the signs of aging; it can be discouraging and disheartening. If you want to improve your appearance, consider injectable fillers.

Injectable fillers, also known as “facial fillers,” are used to reduce the signs of aging, including wrinkles, lines, sunken cheeks, and folded skin. They are a temporary solution to help you look younger. Each variety works in a different way and some last longer than others.

Botox is one of the most popular injectables on the market today which treat wrinkles that form around the eyes, forehead, and lips. There are also hyaluronic, acid-based injectables that temporarily fill in the creases, depressions, and wrinkles that we see in our later years; some of the popular injectables of this type are Juvederm, Restylane, and Belotero. Doctors tend to use acid-based injectables to fill in creases around the nose, under the eyes, and around the mouth. This solution can also provide fuller, plumper lips.

In addition, there are collagen boosters, which induce natural collagen production. Radiesse is one such collagen booster. Some doctors use synthetic injectables, which help achieve a more youthful appearance. Typically, they are used to treat acne scars, thin lips, and various facial wrinkles and creases. More drastic cases require doctors to transfer tissues and fat from other parts of your body to enhance your face. This is known as an autologous injectable.

One thing to kind in mind about injectables is that they are not a permanent solution. They are an option for people who are not interested or have qualms about reconstructive plastic surgery like facelifts, eyelid lifts, cheek lifts, and other procedures that offer more permanent solutions.

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