Your skin is filled with a very important substance known as collagen. Collagen is a special protein found throughout your skin as well as in other tissues, such as ligaments and tendons. It produces a volumized look, letting your skin appear filled out and smooth. However, over time, your collagen stores naturally decrease, which leads to the appearance of aging on your skin. Instead of learning to live with these changes, you can opt for a beautifully youthful look by choosing fillers.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Fillers are occasionally made from collagen-like proteins. However, most of the popular and highly effective brands these days are made with hyaluronic acid. Two of the most popular brands of this variety are Juvederm and Restylane. Hyaluronic acid is a substance found naturally in your body that draws water to itself. Therefore, these treatments serve a two-fold purpose. The spherical gel molecules provide instant volume in the area while the hyaluronic acid creates improved results over the next couple of weeks as more moisture is drawn into the area.
Where Can Fillers Be Used?
Fillers are most frequently thought of and used for the face. Indeed, they work well here by filling in deeper lines and wrinkles that cannot be treated with topical creams or with other treatments, such as Botox. In addition, some can be used in the cheeks to add volume, and others can be used in the lips to create fullness. However, you may also want to consider them for your hands, if the skin is looking thin.
What Can You Expect?
It only takes a few minutes to receive your treatment. Afterward, you can return to your regular activities, including work, without having to take time for recovery.
Be sure to ask your practitioner when you will need to return for a follow-up appointment. Fillers are temporary treatments. All last at least six months but some can last for as long as two years. By returning regularly for follow-up injections, you can maintain your beautiful results and your youthful look.
Because this is a minimally-invasive treatment, you should always search for a qualified and trustworthy practitioner to provide the treatment carefully and safely. Look no further than our team at Sculpt Medical Spa in Virginia Beach, VA. We encourage you to find out more about our treatments by visiting our office. Contact us today to book an appointment and get started!