Dermal Fillers (Juvederm, Restylane)
Aging gracefully is not about simply sitting back and letting nature take its toll on your face. Fine lines and wrinkles can appear on younger individuals, causing a prematurely haggard and tired appearance. You can prevent these signs of aging by having dermal fillers placed into your face, softening your features and concealing your fine lines. We here at DFW Oral Surgeons see many patients just like yourself who desire a fresher, more youthful appearance free from crow’s feet, frown lines, and other aging imperfections on your face.
What are Dermal Fillers and What Can They Do for Me?
Even the most diligent skincare regimen is no match for the gradual signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles. As we age, we naturally lose fat in our face, which can result in a sagging or sunken appearance. Our skin also starts to lose its elasticity, making wrinkles seem to form easier. When we lose both our elasticity and the fat in our faces, our wrinkles do become more evident.
Topical creams and moisturizers are not as effective against these lines, which can cause shame and embarrassment when you look in the mirror. However, not all of us are interested in invasive procedures like a facelift, making more and more people turn to dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane to minimize their signs of aging.
Dermal fillers can help combat the signs of aging by restoring the fullness to your face. Juvederm and Restylane are quite safe and are made of a specific blend of hyaluronic acid gel. Hyaluronic acid is a natural ingredient, a type of sugar that is found in your body’s connective tissue and the fluid in your eyes.
These dermal fillers are injected directly into your face and can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, frown lines (the “elevens” or the “glabellar” lines), and crow’s feet (those that form by your eyes when you smile and laugh). They can also reduce the appearance of scars, worry lines (the ones that run horizontally across your forehead), and smile lines (those that are on the side of your mouth, running down from your nose). Not only do they add volume to your face, but they can also help stimulate your natural collagen, encouraging your own body to work in your favor in making you appear younger.
Taking a conservative approach to fillers is key to attaining a natural look. Restylane and Juvederm are FDA approved for reducing the appearance of your frown lines, worry lines, and crow’s feet. Having dermal filler injections is a fast, easy, and comfortable procedure. These dermal fillers come automatically infused with lidocaine, making it a painless procedure, as well. Getting dermal fillers is quick, generally taking less than an hour (and averaging between twenty to forty minutes) for the appointment. Results are immediate and can last between six months to a year.
If you are interested in learning more about dermal fillers and how they can restore your youthful appearance and your confidence, please give us here at DFW Oral Surgeons a call at (972) 539-1491 today!
John C. Shillingburg, DDS
Certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
Seattle Study Club Established in 2013 by John C. Shillingburg, DDS