A common problem that affects all of us as we age is that our skin starts to lose collagen, bone, hyaluronic acid and other building blocks, causing our once full, perfect volume facial structure to look wrinkled and saggy. This volume loss typically starts in our 30’s and is worsened by sun/UV exposure, environmental factors, weight loss, illness and thin frame, although every person will experience a predictable amount of loss throughout their lifetime.
Typically in our 50s, we will discover lines around the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines), dark under-eye circles, droopy eyelids and sagging jawlines. A perfect solution for these unwelcome signs of aging can be the use of dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are gel-like in texture, and provide a safer, more natural-looking treatment that is surprisingly comfortable with minimal downtime for most patients. Dermal fillers are injected with a fine needle into areas of depleted volume, hollowness, and wrinkles allowing the skin to tighten and re-contour naturally. There are several different brands of fillers lasting anywhere from 6 months to 5 years and are made from materials that are commonly depleted with age such as collagen and hyaluronic acid.