Many older people who develop fine lines and wrinkles simply accept these unwelcome skin changes as inevitable. While they may well develop eventually, others feel that there is no need to give up without a fight.
We live in an exciting era of advances in cosmetic medicine. Many non-surgical treatments have come online that allow us to slow or even reverse the development of wrinkles that can leave us looking older than we actually feel. One such non-surgical wrinkle treatment is fillers.
Your Skin and Aging
As we get older, our bodies begin producing less of certain substances that promote youthful, radiant skin. One of these substances, hyaluronic acid, acts as an internal moisturizer. It exists in abundance in soft tissues, like the tissues in between our joints. Here, hyaluronic acid acts as a kind of shock absorber, cushioning impacts that might otherwise damage our joints.
In the skin, hyaluronic acid absorbs and holds water molecules so that each individual skin cell is properly hydrated. This allows the cells to efficiently remove waste and remain plump. Skin with adequate hyaluronic acid appears moist, plump, and radiant.
Unfortunately, our bodies produce less hyaluronic acid as we age, leading to the development of skin that is often dry, thin, and displays prominent wrinkles due to the loss of the moisture once provided by hyaluronic acid.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are injectable formulas that can help replace depleted hyaluronic acid. Once injected into the skin, these dermal fillers can reabsorb water into skin cells and help reverse the process of depletion.
There are a variety of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers available, containing varying amounts and concentrations of the active ingredient in gels of different consistencies. Some even contain lidocaine to aid in the comfort of the patient during their treatment.
It is important to remember that dermal fillers offer impressive results, but these results are temporary. The ingredients of the injections will eventually be absorbed by the body and require replacement to maintain results.
Contact Us Today to Learn More
If you are considering using dermal fillers for non-surgical wrinkle treatment, make an appointment to talk to our medical staff at Glow Medispa in Seattle. We will answer any questions you have and help you determine which dermal filler is right for you. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and regain your youthful appearance.