Injectable dermal fillers is a soft tissue filler injected into the skin to help fill in facial wrinkles, restoring a smoother appearance. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed back into the body. Some people may need more than one injection to achieve the wrinkle-smoothing effect. Over time, we all lose volume in the upper layers of the skin of the face. Many factors play a role in this such as the products we use, the sun, and aging. This volume loss includes loss of collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that naturally occurs in skin providing youthful plumpness, cushioning and stimulates the skin’s fibroblast cells to make new collagen. Elastic fibers damaged from chronic sun exposure and aging, crumble and result in loss of elasticity. Beneath this layer, fat, muscle and supporting bone structure are also lost with the natural process of aging. Naturally occurring fat pads that normally provide youthful contours flatten and droop. The result of these processes is flattening of the face, sagging and wrinkling. In short, as some people say “my face is falling.”
Volume loss results in more flattening and a gaunt took, whereas the effect of elastic fiber and collagen breakdown is skin that’s lax, droopy and susceptible to more lines. Both volume loss and the breakdown of elastic fibers and collagen within the skin may occur at the same time, and each requires different solutions to tackle the problem. In patients with loss of volume, if skin is tightened without replacing the lost volume, an abnormal “pulled” appearance results. Patients who have sagging without loss of volume, may only need tightening and or suspension of falling structures. Some patients need volume replacement only, some need tightening, and some need both for best results which is why dermal fillers Miami offered would be the best option.
While dermal fillers are casually known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can do much more than just smooth out wrinkles, although they are excellent at this too! Here are a few of the common issues dermal fillers can help address:
- Smooth out lines around nose and mouth (a.k.a. sun lines, smile lines, and crows feet)
- Enhance & restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples
- Diminish vertical lip lines
- Plump & enhance the lips
- Smooth out a chin crease
- Improve symmetry among facial features
What are fillers made out of?
The FDA has approved a lot of fillers that surgeons use. Miami has a lot of cosmetic options with certified surgeons that are safe and effective. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin. It helps keep your skin plump and hydrated. Hyaluronic acid fillers are typically soft and gel-like. The results are temporary; lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the particles. Most hyaluronic acid fillers are infused with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort during and after treatment. FDA approved hyaluronic acid fillers include: Juvéderm products: Juvéderm XC, VOLUMA, VOLBELLA and VOLLURE.
Calcium hydroxyapatite is also a naturally occurring substance, found primarily in our bones. When used in a filler, the calcium particles are nearly microscopic and suspended in a smooth gel. The consistency of a CaHA filler is typically thicker than that of a hyaluronic acid filler and typically last longer as well, about 12 months for most patients. Calcium hydroxyapatite is also reported to help stimulate natural collagen production, and it is typically used for deeper lines and wrinkles. FDA approved CaHA fillers include Radiesse®.
How to get rid of wrinkles naturally
Possibly one of the cheapest ways to ward off wrinkles is simply by wearing a good sunscreen every single day no matter what. Sunscreen is the most effective way to prevent sun damage; this method is used to maintain youthful looking skin. The earlier you start using it, the better. A huge portion of skin aging is due to UV light. Sun rays are known to degrade collagen in the skin which explains why not using sunscreen can lead to the formation of deep lines and creases in sun-exposed areas. If you live in the tropics like Florida for example, then you are always exposed to the heat rays from the sun. SPF 50 should be the correct amount to protect your skin from the brutal rays.
- Wearing lots of moisturizer
Choosing a good facial moisturizer with SPF keeps the skin protected from the sun, keeps skin moisturized, and prevents wrinkles and fine lines, it can help prevent the development of cancer, lessen the need for cosmetic surgery in the future and reduce the chance of discoloration of the skin.
- Invest in a good pair of sunglasses
If your eyes aren’t protected from the sun, chances are you’ll be more likely to squint, which will eventually cause the lines made from these repeated expression to become etched into your skin. “Crows feet” is an example of the causes of squinting. Buying a pair of sunglasses will help with the war against wrinkles and protect the sensitive skin around your eyes. Squinting will enhance the crows feet over a period of time so investing in a cheap pair of sunglasses will benefit you in the long run.
- Stay hydrated
Drinking lots of water, coconut water, and green tea will keep your skin hydrated on the inside and outside. It moisturizes within which is important, but water also rids your body of toxins. With so many dermal filler products on the market, it can be difficult to know which option is best for you without an experienced cosmetic surgeon’s guidance. Each product is uniquely formulated to have a certain texture, density, and injection depth, which means that certain fillers work better for certain areas of concern. While your provider will determine what product is best for you, it is important to take the proper time to do your research and make sure the surgeon in Miami is credible.