If you are starting to notice subtle signs of aging like fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of elasticity or volume, it may be time to seek help at Andes Medical Care. Cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers offer minimally-invasive options that may slow or reverse these signs. They are a popular option for facial rejuvenation and considered safe and effective. To learn more about how cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers can help turn back the hands of time, contact our office in Concord, CA today!
What Are Cosmetic Injectables and Dermal Fillers?
There are several types of cosmetic injectables, with dermal fillers being one of the most popular options. They work by smoothing out fine lines and wrinkles and plumping facial contours. Some of the most common types of fillers available today contain hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally within your body and tends to produce natural-looking results. Many HA injectables have numbing agents added to increase comfort during treatment.
Other injectables include the naturally-occurring calcium hydroxylapatite and synthetic poly-L-lactic acid. FDA-approved options are available for both of these, and they may provide longer-lasting results than HA treatments. However, results vary from patient to patient based on a number of factors.
How Do They Work?
As you age, your skin loses its elasticity and some of its volume. This can result in the appearance of fine lines, thinning lips, and hollowing along your cheeks. This is largely due to decreased collagen and hyaluronic acid production that is part of the normal aging process. Most dermal fillers and injectables work by filling in facial contours that have lost some of their volume over time. Some also trigger increased collagen production within your body.
What Is a Treatment Session Like?
You will need to have a pre-treatment consultation with our professional to determine your goals for the treatment, exactly where any fillers will be placed, and how many injections you will need. The treatments are designed to be relatively quick, with most taking just minutes to carry out.
You should be able to resume normal activities soon or right after receiving injectables and dermal fillers, but you should follow any specific recommendations given to you by the professional. For example, you may be advised to avoid strenuous exercise or heavy lifting for a set amount of time to minimize the potential for bruising.
Who Should Use Cosmetic Injectables?
Most adults who are starting to notice signs of aging are good candidates for cosmetic injectables and dermal fillers. However, there are some conditions that may prevent you from getting treated. That’s one of the reasons why an initial consultation is so important.
Where Can You Find Out More?
The best way to find out if dermal fillers and other cosmetic injectables are right for you is to speak with a cosmetic specialist. Set up a time to visit Andes Medical Care in Concord, CA to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!