Gainesville residents expect the very best when it comes to anti-aging treatments and procedures. Many people prefer treatment choices that provide results that are very natural and subtle. Minimally invasive techniques like dermal fillers are able to offer results that appear very gradually and plausibly. If you want to appear younger without making drastic changes to your face, you should look into a treatment with injectable fillers.
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that consist of some type of an active ingredient mixed within a gel. Although they come in different formulations and brand names, most fillers help to diminish wrinkles by enhancing facial volume or hydration.
Causes of Facial Aging
As we get older, our bodies lose the ability to efficiently produce certain substances that keep us looking young. One of these substances is called hyaluronic acid. You may recognize the name from a number of skin care products. Hyaluronic acid has a special affinity for water. In fact, it is able to absorb many times its own weight in water molecules. Naturally, skin rich in hyaluronic acid is plump and hydrated. If you are older, you have less hyaluronic acid present in your skin. This is one of the main reasons that skin tends to become drier and more wrinkled as we age.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid fillers like Juvederm® help to restore your hyaluronic acid levels through safe injections. Once injected into your face, hyaluronic acid fillers begin to immediately restore facial volume and hydration. These types of fillers are a great treatment for anyone with thin and dry skin.
Juvederm® is probably the most popular type of hyaluronic acid filler available today. It contains ample hyaluronic acid within a silky smooth gel that works easily with the treatment process. Juvederm® also contains lidocaine so that you are completely comfortable during your treatment.
Radiesse® is a type of dermal filler containing calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres that goes to work immediately after injection. It contains phosphate and calcium ions that are found naturally in the body. At first, the injection provides the facial volume that you desire. Then, gradually, the injected material will stimulate your body’s own production of collagen.
If you are ready to banish lines and wrinkles, or would like to receive more information about how dermal fillers can help you, please reach out to make an appointment with the office of James B. DeStephens, MDPA. At our convenient location in Gainesville, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain your options and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!