There has been a growing trend recently in the field of cosmetic medicine away from surgical procedures and towards minimally-invasive or non-invasive techniques, such as dermal fillers. Many patients feel more comfortable with treatments that do not involve going under the knife or undergoing long recovery periods.
Non-surgical techniques for anti-aging are growing in number and popularity. Although there is a myth that they are not nearly as effective as surgical techniques, the reality is that non-invasive methods can offer significant enhancements without the need for risky surgery.
Aging Skin and Dermal Fillers
Once we reach our forties, most of us have already begun to notice the telltale signs of aging, like fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and age spots. Aging skin also appears increasingly rougher and dryer.
One reason for this effect is a shortage of something called hyaluronic acid. This substance, produced by our own bodies, has a special ability. Not only does it help to cushion our joints from harsh impacts, but hyaluronic acid also attracts moisture and holds it within our soft tissues. This means that when your skin has ample supplies, it remains hydrated and more resilient to environmental damage and rapid aging.
As we get older, our bodies produce progressively less hyaluronic acid, and our skin begins to suffer for it. Hyaluronic acid depletion is responsible for much of the aging skin signs we see. Dryer skin is less plump and shows more wrinkles.
Fortunately, this process can be largely reversed using dermal fillers. This treatment is non-invasive and can be performed in the convenience of our office. Patients are able to resume their daily activities immediately after their treatments.
How Dermal Fillers Can Help
Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular choices for an active ingredient in dermal fillers. The treatment involves injecting the solution or gel into the skin where it is needed to smooth away fine lines and wrinkles, plump the skin and moisturize the skin from the inside. Since hyaluronic acid is a natural substance recognized by the body, there is very little risk of an allergic reaction.
The results of dermal filler treatment are immediate and long-lasting. However, it is important to remember that all dermal fillers have results that are temporary. Depending upon the type you use, you will have to return for a follow-up treatment within several months to a year.
Are You a Good Candidate?
Talk to the team of professionals at Guelph Medical Laser and Skin Centre to learn more about how dermal fillers can benefit you. Our office is located in Guelph. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!