Are you becoming self-conscious because your skin has facial wrinkles or a rough texture? These skin problems are not uncommon among those who are older. The skin, along with the rest of the body, tends to deteriorate with age. Unfortunately, the skin on our face is very prominent and can age rapidly due to sun exposure and other factors.
Another common complaint among older people is lost facial volume. The problem can occur due to a variety of factors. Fat found under the skin’s surface can shift. Our skin can also lose elasticity or shift downward. Thankfully, dermal fillers exist as an effective way to treat these common signs of aging.
Hyaluronic acid depletion is another reason for lost facial volume and the appearance of facial wrinkles. This substance is produced by your own body in large amounts when you are younger. As you get older, your body produces less.
The reason hyaluronic acid depletion leads to conditions like the development of lines and facial wrinkles is because of the special role it plays in the body. Hyaluronic acid can absorb and hold a large amount of water molecules within your skin cells. This helps to create youthful, hydrated, radiant skin.
Unfortunately, as your body loses hyaluronic acid, your skin becomes less hydrated. Dry skin is more easily damaged, thinner and rougher. The loss of plumpness or skin volume is also more pronounced when your body is deprived of hyaluronic acid, leading to the appearance of facial wrinkles.
The special role that hyaluronic acid plays in healthy, youthful skin makes it a very popular ingredient in dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are injectable gels containing hyaluronic acid. The gel is delivered under the skin where it is needed.
Although there are various hyaluronic acid dermal filler formulations, each contains some measure of the active ingredient in a gel of varying consistency. The important thing to remember is that hyaluronic acid can help solve many of your complaints about aging skin like facial wrinkles.
Once we have addressed your hyaluronic acid depletion, the gel goes to work immediately to smooth and hydrate your skin. Facial wrinkles begin to fade away as the hyaluronic acid attracts water molecules and plumps your skin.
You should notice immediate results following your dermal filler treatment. As the days and weeks pass, your skin should continue to show signs of improvement.
Although the results of treatment with dermal fillers can be impressive, they are not permanent. The injected hyaluronic acid will gradually be broken down and absorbed by your body in time. Fortunately, your amazing results can be maintained with occasional touch-up treatments at our office.
Addressing Your Facial Wrinkles
At Athena Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of dermal fillers for patients to choose from. When you visit our office in Stuart or Palm Beach Gardens, our team can help you determine which injectable is right for you. Our office proudly serves individuals in the West Palm Beach and surrounding areas. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.