If you are over 35, like most women, you are probably starting to see tiny lines around your eyes, lips and other areas of your face that are distressing to you. Even though you still feel vibrant and youthful, you may feel that your face is starting to betray you. Before getting a med spa service, such as a dermal filler, it is important that you learn a bit more about how it works, and most importantly, how long you can expect it to last.
What Is a Dermal Filler?
If you are searching for a med spa in San Diego, our office offers many different types of dermal fillers, such as Botox, Dysport and Xeomin. These prescription medications work by being injected into the muscles underneath the fine lines, folds and deep wrinkles caused by frequent facial expressions. The medication blocks impulses that are sent via the nerves, thus allowing the muscle to relax. This results in a smoother, more youthful appearance in the skin. The results of the injections generally last about four months. The good news is that with repeated injections, the results can last even longer.
Other types of dermal fillers work by adding volume where deep wrinkles have formed. This temporarily add fullness to the area so that the deep wrinkles and folds aren’t as noticeable. Some of these injectable fillers include Restylane, Juvederm and Radiesse. The results typically last from six months to a year depending on the individual and what type of medication is used.
One of the newest facial injectables is called Sculptra. It works by injecting poly-L-lactic acid into your skin. The ingredient helps replace the lost collagen in the epidermis. A few injections are necessary over three or four month’s time, and the long-lasting results vary with each person.
Common Areas to Have a Dermal Filler Injection
Dermal fillers are often beneficial on lines between the eyebrows, smiles lines and lines around the nasal area. A couple of the most common areas that bother many women are the fine wrinkles around the eyes and lip areas. Our lips tend to get thinner as we age, and this results in a less than voluptuous smile and dermal fillers can help with this problem as well. Since the annoying lines and wrinkles tend to show up on the lips and eye area first on many women, this is a popular area to make use of the dermal fillers for the first time.
Getting the dermal fillers takes less than an hour, and many patients see results immediately, depending on which type of prescription medication the doctor uses. The results last for quite a while and will enable you to once again have smoother looking skin that complements your active lifestyle. Most women experience only mild discomfort during the injection and there is little or no downtime, allowing you can to return to your normal routine immediately.
If you want to try Botox in San Diego or another type of dermal fillers, call our office today to schedule a consultation. Our professionals will be glad to speak with you about your facial skin concerns and advise you on the best type of dermal filler for your problem areas. Having smoother, younger-looking skin is a fantastic way to restore your self-esteem and confidence. It also enables your face to continue to reflect your youthful attitude and lifestyle.