The face of cosmetic procedures is changing from starting later in life to focusing on prevention and starting early. Noninvasive procedures add alternative options to the aesthetics toolbox before jumping into plastic surgery.
Minimally-invasive cosmetic procedures are well over 16 million performed annually. The overwhelming success of Botox in treating wrinkles is well-known, but using fillers in conjunction with Botox for facial rejuvenation is a powerhouse combo for anti-aging.
Perhaps the biggest reason behind the explosion of nonsurgical procedures is the way they allow you to create an anti-aging regimen that works proactively. There’s no longer a need to wait until you’ve aged to justify the expense and recovery time necessary with many plastic surgery procedures. The role of dermal fillers is to replace lost volume and they offer a range of preventive care that can help you maintain smooth, glowing skin.
As you age your skin loses moisture, volume, and elasticity. The middle layers of the skin hold collagen and elastin, substances that help us to look youthful. Collagen supports hydration and volume, while elastin contributes to your skin’s ability to bounce back.
The Role of Dermal Fillers
As you lose collagen and elastin, another skin component called hyaluronic acid will also decrease as you age. Its function is to attract and store moisture for your skin. The most common active ingredient in fillers is hyaluronic acid. It’s a substance that’s naturally present in your body , it gives your skin’s moisture a boost, and helps replace volume from collagen loss and skin laxity.
There are a range of dermal filler products, and they can provide a palette of options to treat the signs of aging you may be noticing. Fillers can plump sagging skin, fill in wrinkles, give definition and support to underlying anatomical structures where the aging process has started.
Some dermal fillers not only provide volume, they can also trigger a regenerative collagen response in your body. While microdermabrasion, lasers, micro-needling and chemical peels can stimulate new collagen growth, these treatments can have downtime, where fillers are instant results and you can return to your normal activities immediately. Dermal fillers truly are a lunchtime anti-aging service!
Corina, RN, CANS is Board Certified and trained in several types of cosmetic procedures. She is a true artist creating natural looking results!