As you age, skin that was once plump, smooth, and blemish-free may start to feel thin, dull, and wrinkled. Collagen loss, sun damage, environmental pollutants, genetics, and more all play a part in your changing appearance. But you can play an even bigger part by taking charge of your skin’s natural aging process with dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment that temporarily adds volume to specific areas. At Miia Medspa in Rowley, MA, we offer fillers to help adults of all ages achieve smoother, younger-looking skin in just a few minutes.
Read on to learn how dermal fillers work, why people get them, and which ones might be right for you.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
The active ingredient in most dermal fillers — including the ones we offer — is hyaluronic acid. This unique substance is an exceptional humectant, which means that it can attract and retain nearby moisture. Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid and uses it to keep tissues and joints well lubricated.
Dermal fillers contain a synthesized version of hyaluronic acid that is injected into strategically chosen locations around the face. Once in place, the hyaluronic acid immediately gets to work, pulling in moisture and plumping the targeted area.
6 Reasons People Choose to Get Dermal Fillers
Your reason for getting dermal fillers may sound very different than someone else’s reason. But that doesn’t mean your reasons are right or wrong; it just speaks to the versatility of dermal fillers.
There are too many potential benefits of dermal fillers to discuss each one in depth. Instead, we’ve highlighted six of the most common reasons people choose to get dermal fillers.
1. Plump Up Thin Lips
Dermal fillers are frequently used to plump up thin lips and achieve a more pleasant-looking pout. Lip fillers can help restore volume lost due to aging or fill out naturally thin lips, which makes them a good choice for adults of all ages.
2. Restore Volume to Hollow Cheeks
Have your cheeks taken on a hollow or sunken appearance as you’ve gotten older? The natural aging process can cause you to lose some of the fat around your face that fills out your natural features.
Cheek fillers can restore this lost volume by attracting moisture to fill in the empty space. This creates fuller, rounder, and smoother cheeks to help you achieve an overall younger-looking appearance.
3. Fade Fine Lines and Wrinkles
In addition to losing fat, your face also loses collagen as you age. As a result, your skin becomes less elastic and is more prone to sagging and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can help fade the appearance of a wide variety of wrinkles, lines, and creases, including:
- Frown lines
- Marionette lines
- Smile lines
- Bunny lines
- Forehead lines
- Vertical lip lines
Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected directly into the wrinkles you wish to treat and immediately begin to smooth out the area.
4. Contour a Better Jawline
If you don’t like the way your jawline looks, dermal fillers are a non-surgical alternative that can improve the appearance of your lower face.
Whether your jawline is asymmetrical or just lacks definition, a strategically placed dermal filler can create a well-contoured jawline. It also has the added benefit of creating a slimmer and younger-looking profile.
5. Treatment Is Quick and Non-Surgical
Whether it’s your first time getting dermal fillers or your tenth, the procedure only takes a few minutes to complete. Even when treating multiple areas of the face, you can expect to be done in under 30 minutes.
And since treatment is non-surgical, there’s no need to take time off work or cancel your plans for later in the day. You can return to your normal daily lifestyle after you leave our office.
6. Achieve Natural-Looking Results
The best part of dermal filler treatment is that it produces natural-looking results. Your cosmetic concerns will fade, but you’ll still look like you. Dermal fillers do not alter any of the defining features that make you unique; they just help create a smoother and more refined appearance.
Which Dermal Fillers Are Right for Me?
We offer two of the most popular fillers — Juvéderm and Restylane — and we are more than happy to help you determine which one is right for you. Both fillers use hyaluronic acid in their formulas, but they have slightly different textures that make each of them better at treating specific areas or concerns.
Juvéderm is a thin, smooth gel that is great for treating fine lines and tight areas around the face. Its smoothness makes it good at spreading out evenly over an area and creating a supple appearance. The Juvéderm family consists of:
- Juvéderm Ultra
- Juvéderm Voluma
- Juvéderm Volbella
- Juvéderm Vollure
Each Juvéderm injectable treats different cosmetic concerns. We can determine which is best for you based on your aesthetic goals.
Restylane has a more granular texture than Juvéderm and tends to be more moldable. It doesn’t spread out as much once it is injected, so it’s ideal for treating volume loss around the face, correcting sunken features, and improving contours. The Restylane family consists of:
- Restylane Silk
- Restylane Lyft
- Restylane Defyne
- Restylane Refyne
Similar to the Juvéderm family, each Restylane injectable is meant to treat a different area of the face.
Am I a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Most adults are good candidates for dermal fillers at Miia Medspa. However, we will assess your current condition and make the appropriate recommendations when you come in for a consultation. Contact us today to set up your appointment.