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A facelift isn't the only option if you're concerned about the effects of aging. Minimally invasive dermal fillers offer a much easier way to improve your appearance. Dr. David Thomas and Dr. Margaret Hobson Dupree, your Encinitas, CA, dermatologists at North County Dermatology Center, explain how you can benefit from this injectable skin treatment.
What are dermal fillers?
As you age, your skin starts to sag and becomes less elastic. Dermal fillers work by plumping up the volume of your face, which decreases lines, wrinkles and folds. Common filler types include collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxyapatite and poly-l-lactic acid. Some types of fillers offer short-term results, while the effects of other fillers may last several years. Your dermatologist will decide which type of filler is best for you based on the goals of the treatment and the area to be treated.
How can dermal fillers make me look younger?
Gel-like dermal fillers improve your appearance and decrease signs of aging by:
- Revitalizing Cheeks and Lips: As you age, your lips thin and your cheeks become hollow. Fillers plump up these areas and give you a more youthful appearance.
- Softening Wrinkles: When your skin is firmer, lines, wrinkles and folds soften and become less noticeable.
- Reducing Crow's Feet: Fillers are also a solution if you want to minimize the small wrinkles at the corners of your eyes.
- Smoothing Nasolabial Fold Lines: Nasolabial fold lines, also called marionette lines, extend from your nose to your mouth and become more pronounced as you age. Fillers soften these lines, which helps you look younger.
- Reducing Lips Lines and Chin Creases: Vertical lip lines not only make you look older but can also make wearing lipstick more challenging. Luckily, fillers can soften these lines and also improve the appearance of creases in your chin.
What happens when you receive dermal fillers at your Encinitas, CA, Dermatologists' office?
Before the injections begin, a topical anesthetic will be applied to your face to minimize discomfort. The injection process doesn't take long. Treatment of small areas can be completed in less than five minutes. If several areas are being treated, you can expect to spend up to an hour at the office. You can return to your normal activities immediately after you receive your dermal fillers, although you may notice a little pain or redness for a few hours.
For more information, call Drs. Thomas and Hobson Dupree, your Encinitas, CA dermatologists at North County Dermatology Center, at (760) 230-2805 to schedule your skin treatment.
Find out how your Encinitas dermatologist can give you smoother, younger-looking skin.
We’ve all heard the saying, “Youth is wasted on the young.” When we were younger we didn’t worry about issues such as sagging, wrinkled skin. Of course, as we’ve gotten older our skin has lost its elasticity and fine lines and wrinkles have begun to spread across our face. While your Encinitas dermatologists Drs. David Thomas and Margaret Dupree can’t give you your youth back, they can certainly help you look younger with any of these anti-aging treatments.
If you are looking for a non-invasive and quick way to improve the look of fine lines and wrinkles of the face and neck, Botox injections could give you the results you want. In just a couple of minutes, you could be on your way to younger-looking skin. Just keep in mind that the results only last about four months before wrinkles return, but patients can opt for additional injections to maintain their results.
Chemical peels are also a great option for anyone looking to improve the look of their face, neck or hands. By removing the outermost layer of skin, this treatment stimulates the growth of new collagen. This helps to reduce the appearance of wrinkles caused by aging or sun damage, as well as freckles, dark spots, superficial scars and fine lines around the eyes and mouth. Chemical peels also improve the skin’s texture and elasticity. However, if you are looking for a way to reduce severe wrinkles or skin sagging, you will want to turn to a stronger cosmetic treatment.
Want to get fuller lips? Want to add volume back into aging skin? Looking to reduce the look of superficial scars or hyperpigmentation? Then dermal fillers could be the answer. Dermal fillers won’t offer the same results as a facelift but it can be a great way to boost your appearance and reduce those early signs of aging. Heredity and sun exposure can take quite a toll on facial volume, and dermal fillers help you look younger.
Using a rotating handheld device your Encinitas dermatologist will remove the outer layers of skin to reveal radiant, healthy skin and to reduce the look of surface scars, wrinkles and lines, acne scars and enlarged pores. Skin will be red and possibly tender for several weeks after your procedure. It’s important that you are aware of the recovery process and to give your skin time to heal in order to see the results you want.
Think you’ve found the anti-aging treatment you’ve been looking for? Then what are you waiting for? Schedule a consultation with your Encinitas dermatologist and let North County Dermatology Center restore youthfulness back to your skin.