Facial aging entails far more than just the development of fine lines and wrinkles. As people grow older, their bodies stop producing sufficient amounts of important skin-supporting substances like hyaluronic acid and collagen. This, in turn, leads to loose, sagging skin, noticeable hollows at the cheeks, and deep creases along the nasolabial folds. In times past, the only way to correct these changes was by undergoing invasive, facelift surgeries. Fortunately, it is now possible to simply replace lost volume with dermal fillers.

Why Choose Dermal Fillers Over Face Lift Surgery?

With invasive, facelift procedures, there’s always the risk of getting results that you don’t like. Moreover, these treatments require a significant amount of downtime. Conversely, dermal fillers offer a safe, convenient, and incredibly inconspicuous alternative. With these treatments, people will invariably notice that you look more youthful, but they won’t know why. That’s because fillers are not intended to dramatically alter the actual structure or layout of your face. In fact, many of these solutions simply replace the skin-supporting substances that your body is no longer producing.

How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

Different dermal fillers work in different ways. Among some of the most popular options on the market, however, are hyaluronic acid-based fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring acid that can be found in the connective tissues, the joints, and at the foundation layer of the skin. It exists to support the natural structure of the skin, and it lends to the appearance of overall suppleness and fullness. When HA-based fillers are injected into facial areas with volume loss, these solutions instantly bind to nearby skin cells and begin attracting water molecules. This is what creates the rapid, plumping effect that fills facial hollows and creases in.

Choosing The Right Filler For Your Needs

The effects of many dermal fillers last just six to nine months. This is often the case with basic, hyaluronic acid-based fillers given that their naturally occurring ingredients are gradually recognized and metabolized by the body. There are also hyaluronic acid fillers that use special, cross-linking technologies to provide long-term improvements. These injectables can effectively replace lost volume for up to two full years. Scheduling a consultation appointment will give you the chance to learn more about your options in dermal fillers and to identify the best solutions for your unique needs.

Contact us today at Chase Lay MD to schedule a consultation! Our office is located in San Jose, CA.