One of the most obvious signs of aging is wrinkles, which are caused by the loss of skin elasticity with age. This loss of firmness is because our skin produces less collagen and elastin as we get older. It’s these substances that give the skin its firmness and elasticity. Dermal fillers offer a non-surgical means to plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while improving skin texture and appearance. If you’re interested in finding out if fillers are right for you, contact the experts at Westover Hills Dermatology in San Antonio, TX and schedule your first appointment.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers work by plumping up the area under the skin, removing the wrinkle, fold or dimple in that particular area. Depending on the type of filler, the results can last anywhere between six months to two years. There are even some fillers that can last up to five years before being processed by the body. Dermal fillers are mainly used to address the following concerns:
- Removing nasolabial folds
- Plumping up thin lips
- Filling out hollows in the eye area
- Filling out acne or chickenpox scars
- Increasing facial volume, particularly in the cheek are
Most fillers are made with hyaluronic acid, a substance that we already naturally produce. Similar to collagen and elastin, we produce less of this substance as we age. Restoring hyaluronic acid helps the skin retain vital moisture and volume, resulting in an overall more youthful look.
What to Expect
The treatment process will begin with a consultation with our specialist. We will decide on the right type of filler and areas that need to be addressed based on your personal needs. If you’ve got a history of skin allergies, the specialist may first decide to perform a skin test to make sure that the filler being used will not trigger an allergic reaction.
Before treatment, the specialist will apply a numbing gel to the targeted areas to ensure your comfort before administering any injections. The entire treatment process generally takes between 30 to 45 minutes to complete, and patients can typically go right back to their usual routine immediately afterward.
Find Out if Dermal Fillers Are Right for You
Dermal fillers are a great way to restore your youthful appearance and prevent the formation of new wrinkles. Contact us at Westover Hills Dermatology clinic in San Antonio today to schedule your dermal filler session.