Do you have wrinkles and fine lines that make you appear older than you want to look? One solution is to have dermal fillers injected into your facial skin. These fillers are designed to smooth your facial skin, easing the appearance of lines and wrinkles. There are several different types of dermal fillers, and the information below can help you choose the type that's right for you.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a compound that your body makes naturally. It helps keep your skin supple and also promotes the production of collagen. Your body's levels of hyaluronic acid become depleted as you age, but injecting the skin with this compound can help restore a more youthful look. Hyaluronic acid is injected with very tiny needles, and you'll need many injections over the treatment area in order to achieve the desired effect. This treatment is best for mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles because it may not correct deep wrinkles adequately. There's no required downtime after the injections, though the area may be slightly red and sore for a day or two.
Botulinum Toxin Fillers
If you have deeper wrinkles and some sagging skin, botulinum toxin injections may be a better choice for you. These injections contain a substance that blocks the chemical signals your nerves send to your muscles. This prevents the muscle contractions that often lead to deep wrinkles, such as the frown lines that form between the eyebrows. You'll only need one or few injections in each treatment area. There is a risk of side effects including allergic reactions and bruising. It's important to have botulinum toxin injections performed by a licensed dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon, since these injections can be very dangerous if not administered properly.
Collagen Wrinkle Fillers
Collagen wrinkle fillers are very safe since your body produces collagen naturally. They work best for mild to moderate wrinkles and fine lines, and they are a good choice when you only need a small area treated. Collagen injections only yield results that last a few weeks, whereas hyaluronic acid injections and botulinum toxin injections yield results that last a few months. However, some patients feel that the results of collagen injections look more natural than the results of these other treatments.
To learn more about these options, talk to a professional from a company like Synergy Medical Arts. They can help you decide what type of filler is best for your needs.