Dermal fillers can compensate for lost volume beneath the skin, thereby lessening or eliminating the appearance of facial lines and wrinkles. Loss of volume is a natural part of the aging process – as the body loses fat deposits, collagen production slows down, and the body’s ability to store moisture beneath the skin is reduced. This combination of factors often results in dark, hollow circles appearing beneath the eyes, often accompanied by loose or saggy skin and an overall loss of skin tone and vitality.
The Roll of Hyaluronic Acid in Skin Aging
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body that forms an integral part of our joints and skin. It allows our cells to retain the moisture that is crucial to their normal functioning. Our body’s production of hyaluronic acid reduces as we age, but especially when women undergo hormonal changes associated with menopause. Hyaluronic acid production can also be adversely affected by excessive exposure to UV radiation from sunlight.
How Dermal Fillers Help
Dermal fillers almost all include synthetic hyaluronic acid as their primary ingredient. Injecting extra hyaluronic acid provides a highly effective way to compensate for any shortfall in the body’s production. Most dermal filler products combine hyaluronic acid with other ingredients that help to provide additional benefits, such as improving skin texture and compensating for the loss of volume caused by the reduction of fat deposits.
Under-Eye Dermal Filler Application
The skin beneath our eyes is naturally thinner and paler than most other parts of the body; as the fat deposits beneath the skin are depleted, the eyes can appear sunken and tired. This is obviously a cause of great concern to many. Fortunately dermal filler products can be used to effectively alleviate the causes of the problem, resulting in dramatically improved appearance.
How Long Do the Benefits Last?
Hyaluronic acid, being a natural part of the body, will be absorbed over time. For this reason, dermal fillers provide a mostly temporary benefit. The actual time required before re-application is needed depends on several factors, including the part of the body being treated. Under-eye dermal fillers will typically last from six to nine months, although some formulations may provide longer-lasting benefits.
Your Laser Skin Care
Your Laser Skin Care practitioners are medically qualified and very experienced in providing dermal filler procedures. We also have extensive experience with a wide variety of other non-invasive cosmetic procedures. We can help you choose the safest, most effective, and most cost-effective way to achieve your cosmetic goals. Call us at (323) 525-1516 to schedule a free consultation, or visit us online for more information.