How Dermal Fillers Can Give You the Youthful Look You Desire

Apr 10, 2023
How Dermal Fillers Can Give You the Youthful Look You Desire
Dermal fillers are one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments, and for good reason: they can help you restore a more youthful appearance. Read on to learn more.

When it comes to combating the signs of aging, there’s no shortage of anti-aging creams, skin peels, and cosmetic procedures that are designed to refresh your appearance. Trying to decide on the right one for you can be overwhelming. 

The good news is that you don’t have to make this decision alone. Here at Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta, Dr. Kathleen Smith specializes in anti-aging treatments, and we’re more than happy to review your unique aesthetic goals during your consultation. Depending on your skin type and goals, we may recommend chemical peels, laser treatments, or injectables.

In the meantime, learn more about one particular treatment 一 dermal fillers 一 and how they can give you the youthful look you desire.

Dermal fillers 101

Dermal fillers are a type of cosmetic injectable that consist of a smooth, gel-like substance. When we administer fillers under your skin, they “fill in” fine lines, wrinkles, and areas with volume loss. 

There are many different brands of dermal fillers, and each one relies on a different substance to reduce signs of aging. Some fillers, such as Juvederm®, use hyaluronic acid, while others may use collagen, polylactic acid, or calcium hydroxylapatite.

A quick note: Fillers are often mistaken for Botox. While Botox and fillers are both injectables, they don’t function the same way. Botox gently relaxes muscles that form dynamic wrinkles, while dermal fillers focus on smoothing out static wrinkles and restoring lost facial volume.

How dermal fillers reduce the signs of aging

Now that we’ve covered what fillers are, let’s talk about the three ways fillers can turn back the hands of time. Dermal fillers are designed to:

Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

As you age, the production of collagen and hyaluronic acid 一 naturally occuring substances in your skin that help it retain moisture 一 slows down. With decreased collagen and hyaluronic acid levels, you may notice a reduction in your skin’s elasticity that leads to an increase in fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging skin.

Fillers smooth fine lines and wrinkles and lines by providing a dose of hyaluronic acid (or other similar compound) to your skin. Because hyaluronic acid acts like a moist, slow-release sponge, your skin becomes smoother, softer, and more hydrated and youthful.

Restore lost facial volume 

Fine lines and wrinkles aren’t the only signs of aging. Many women complain of thin lips, hollowed or sunken cheeks, and prominent nasolabial folds. Dermal fillers can help reverse age-related facial deflation by adding more volume to your cheeks, lips, or the area around your nose.  

The dermal fillers that restore lost volume use thicker formulas to stay in place. Depending on which brand and type of filler you have, results can last anywhere from a few months to a few years.

Boost your confidence

Not only do fillers reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore volume to your face, they can also boost your confidence, and when you’re confident, it shows. A glowing and radiant smile is the most anti-aging accessory you can wear!

Choosing the right combination of treatments

Not all fillers are designed the same way or treat the same problem areas. Before you decide on a dermal filler, we discuss your aesthetic goals and concerns. You may benefit from multiple injectables, including a combination of Botox and dermal fillers.

At Dermatology Specialists of Atlanta, we want you to feel good about the way you look, and that’s why we’re proud to offer a variety of anti-aging cosmetic services, such as fillers. To schedule an appointment in our Decatur, Georgia, office, call 678-904-4932  or use our online booking tool to request an appointment.