Why Dermal Fillers Might Be Right for You

Why Dermal Fillers Might Be Right for You

No matter how hard you work to keep yourself healthy and well, age can take a toll on your skin. Fine lines, wrinkles, and lost facial volume can add years — even decades — to your appearance.   

At Medweight, Lasers & Wellness Centers in Irvine, California, we have a safe and effective solution with our complete line of dermal fillers. In this blog, our experienced providers explain what dermal fillers are and how they may be able to help you.

About your aging skin

There are basically two types of wrinkles: static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. Static wrinkles — which is what dermal fillers treat — form due to aging and the environment. With aging comes a decrease in the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid.

These substances help plump up and smooth out skin. With their decline, your skin can begin to sag and lose fullness. And when you add in environmental factors, such as sun damage and gravity, skin can begin to look less and less youthful.

The second type of wrinkles — dynamic wrinkles — form due to making repeated facial movements. Over time, the muscles that make these facial movements can begin to stay in  semicontracted state, thus pushing the skin above them into wrinkles.

While this blog is focusing on static wrinkles, we can treat dynamic wrinkles, too, by using Botox®. Botox causes these semicontracted muscles to relax, which then allows the skin above them to smooth out. 

How dermal fillers work 

Dermal fillers have a gel-like consistency, and they’re injected just below the surface of your skin. Most fillers are made from hyaluronic acid and collagen, substances your body makes to support lubrication, cell turnover, and elasticity. 

Once your provider injects the dermal fillers, the hyaluronic acid and/or collagen goes to work smoothing away lines and wrinkles, restoring volume and tone, and rejuvenating your skin. Depending on your aesthetic goals, you can use different fillers to achieve different effects. 

For example, if you’re worried about lines along your lips, we can use dermal fillers to smooth them away. If, on the other hand, you want to restore fullness to your cheeks, temples, or the backs of your hands, we can use fillers to plump up these areas.      

Though rare, some patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, or bumps at the site of their injections.  

Issues dermal fillers can treat

At MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers, your provider first reviews your health history and evaluates your skin before making specific recommendations to help you meet your aesthetic goals. Our providers use top-of-the-line fillers from the Radiesse®, Juvéderm®, and Belotero® families to give our clients the results they want with minimal risk of side effects. 

Generally speaking, our team uses fillers to address these common aging concerns

While you’ll notice improvements immediately after your dermal fillers are injected, it’s not uncommon for patients to undergo more than one treatment to get the results they want. Depending on your goals, our providers may also make recommendations for additional aesthetic treatments

To learn more about dermal fillers and whether they’re right for you, book an appointment online or over the phone with MedWeight, Lasers & Wellness Centers today.

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