Dermal fillers are more popular than ever, and one of these products might be just what you need to finally feel confident in your own skin. Cosmetic fillers can be injected in just minutes, and they will completely transform your appearance for a year or longer. In a single appointment, our team can help you boost your confidence by eradicating fine lines, wrinkles, and sunken cheeks. Here is a closer look at how facial fillers work and what you can expect during your first treatment session with us at our center near Miami.
Common Skin Blemishes
Our bodies use a variety of mechanisms to keep our skin firm, smooth, and healthy. When we are younger, blemishes tend to disappear almost instantaneously because our skin is filled with key proteins such as collagen and elastin. Those proteins improve the elasticity of the skin and trap moisture in the underlying soft tissue. Unfortunately, there will come a point when your body no longer has an ample supply of collagen and elastin. That is when you might begin to notice blemishes such as fine lines and wrinkles.
Another common issue that many people have to deal with as they grow older is a loss of facial fat. Even though losing fat sounds appealing, you actually need that soft tissue in your face. As your body metabolizes the fat, your cheeks will start to look sunken or aged. That will further emphasize the nearby wrinkles and make you look much older than you really are.
The Basics of Facial Fillers
There are many different facial fillers on the market, but most of them have similar properties. They typically contain one or two synthetic materials that add volume to areas near the eyes, nose, and mouth. In addition to making the skin look plumper, they also stimulate the production of your natural proteins. Following your appointment, your body will continue to flood the treatment site with collagen, elastin, and moisture. This two-step approach instantly transforms your appearance, and the results often last for a year or longer.
What Can You Expect with Facial Fillers?
These outpatient treatments are classified as minimally invasive, and they can be completed right here in our office. Before the injections are carried out, we will first numb the treatment site with a topical anesthetic so that you feel nothing more than slight pressure. There is absolutely no recovery time for facial fillers, and you can head right back to your normal activities following your appointment.
Even though you might notice changes to your appearance almost immediately, the full results typically take a few weeks. During your consultation with us at Integrated Dermatology of Coral Gables, our provider can give you more information on all of the pros and cons of each of the facial fillers that we offer. You can then decide which of these amazing products will be right for you. If you are in Miami or the surrounding area, contact our office in Coral Gables to schedule your first appointment and learn more about the facial fillers we offer.