As you age, your face begins to change in a variety of ways. These changes are small and subtle at first, but become unmistakable over time, no matter how carefully you take care of your skin. You may look in the mirror and wish you could wave a magic wand and make your wrinkles, fine lines, and volume loss go away.
While there’s no such thing as a magic wand to address your aging skin, dermal fillers are the next best thing. These exciting advancements have made it possible to reverse several common signs of aging nearly instantaneously, without the need for surgery.
What Can Dermal Fillers Do for You?
Dermal fillers are the easiest and safest way to add or restore contour and volume to the lips and cheeks. Depending on your cosmetic goals and concerns, these fillers can minimize the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, redefine your mid-face area, and help you look naturally younger and more revitalized. Here are some ways Dr. Alderman can improve your appearance with strategic placement of these biocompatible fillers.
- Erase lines and wrinkles: Dermal fillers create a younger-looking appearance by softening creases in the face. For example, they are highly effective at targeting the “parentheses lines” and “marionette lines” that develop around the mouth.
- Restore facial volume: Facial aging goes beyond wrinkles. Over time, you lose the fat padding in your face, which can leave you looking gaunt. With fillers such as Sculptra® and Restylane®, we can bring back this volume in the cheeks. The subtle lift Dr. Alderman can create with fillers looks entirely natural, and it can also help delay the need for a traditional surgical facelift.
- Reshape your lips: Your lips lose volume and develop wrinkles just like any other part of your face, which is why you may wish to have Dr. Alderman re-contour them. Fillers are an ideal option for defining and adding volume to the lips. Whether you decide to enhance what you got from Mother Nature or bring back what you have lost to the hands of Father Time, we can completely customize the look of your upper and lower lips to your aesthetic desires.
Choosing the Right Filler
The properties of dermal fillers vary, and you want to take advantage of the qualities that will best suit your needs. That’s why the first step in deciding what approach will work best for you is to have an in-person meeting with Dr. Alderman. Based on your facial anatomy and the degree of aging you’d like to address, she can help determine which filler or combination of fillers will help provide you with the optimal results.
In general, dermal fillers are gel-based products made out of either hyaluronic acid or poly-L-lactic acid. To the uninitiated, it might sound intimidating to get acid injected into your face, but don’t worry – both these acids are based on substances that occur naturally in your body. Hyaluronic acid is a humectant, which means its role is to attract and retain moisture, while poly-L-lactic acid helps stimulate collagen growth. They both work within your body to provide long-lasting results – as long as three years, for some people.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are an excellent option for anyone who is in good overall health and would like to look subtly younger without surgery. If you have been contemplating a surgical facelift but wish to avoid the higher price tag and longer recovery time, dermal fillers may be exactly the solution you’ve been looking for.
Dermal fillers are a less expensive and less disruptive alternative to surgery. For younger patients who wish to delay the need for a facelift, or those who are worried that their hectic schedule will not accommodate a lengthy post-surgical downtime, fillers can provide the immediate results you want. Most patients can resume their everyday activities directly after getting their in-office treatment, including returning to work.
When Choosing Fillers, Experience Matters
If you want the best possible results from your dermal filler injections, you owe it to yourself to choose a qualified provider with years of hands-on experience and training. Dr. Alderman is a board-certified cosmetic surgeon who has been nationally recognized for both the results she provides and her patient-centered approach to care and comfort. Contact North Atlanta Plastic Surgery to schedule your dermal fillers consultation today.