Dermal FillersSagging skin, wrinkles and fine lines create the most obvious signs of facial aging. Typically, lines first appear where the skin has a natural tendency to fold or crease as a result of a person’s most dominant facial expressions. With advancing age, the natural lines of the face eventually become deeper and more pronounced causing nearby skin to develop fine lines and wrinkles.

While anti-aging creams, serums and lotions can, in some cases, be very effective at slowing down or preventing the appearance of wrinkles, they tend to be relatively ineffective once a wrinkle has already formed, especially if that wrinkle is deep and well established.

Fortunately, dermal fillers provide an effective treatment option to combat the signs of aging. Dermal fillers are injectable treatments used to fill lines and smooth wrinkles. They can be used in various locations on the face including under the eyes, the lips, cheeks and other fine lines around the face. Dermal fillers may not be as effective on skin that has significant amounts of sagging or extremely loose skin. In such cases, a surgical procedure such as a facelift may be needed to correct wrinkles and sagging.

There are several different types of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers differ in chemical make-up and longevity, they also have varying degrees of softness. Softer fillers are used in the lips, for example, while sturdier fillers might be desired to enhance cheekbones.

The type of dermal filler chosen will ultimately depend on the results you wish to achieve. In Phoenix, Dr. Holy will determine the best type and volume of filler needed for your particular areas of concern. Some popular types of dermal fillers include:

Poly-L-lactic acid fillers are biocompatible and biodegradable, and help replace lost collagen in the treatment area. Such products include Sculptra and are long-lasting compared to other temporary dermal fillers.

Types of Dermal Fillers Part Two to be continued.