Dermal Fillers: Are they Right for You?

You may know that the signs of aging aren’t right for you, at least not yet. We all have a particular image of ourselves at every age. The problem is that Mother Nature may disagree. We may develop lines and creases sooner than we’d like. We may not have the full lips or cheeks we’d like even before we become concerned about cosmetic aging. Fortunately, we now have ways to enhance appearance without surgery. At Westport Dermatology and Laser Center, patients can expect to receive the information they need to determine if a given treatment is right for them. Here, we discuss some of the common questions people have about one of the most popular anti-aging techniques, dermal fillers.

Who Benefits Most from Dermal Fillers?

Originally, dermal fillers were developed to correct the signs of aging. Various products were injected just under the skin where lines and creases had formed. Very soon after doctors began using various dermal fillers regularly, they discovered that these products could do even more than initially imagined. For several years now, dermal fillers have been injected into the lips and cheeks to enhance their contours. Fillers are used in nonsurgical rhinoplasty and can help augment the chin and jawline to make them more prominent and angular. Who benefits from dermal fillers? Most adults who wish to accentuate their appearance without surgery!

What Is Hyaluronic Acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a common dermal filler ingredient. It is the base for all Juvéderm and Restylane products. The active ingredient is appealing because it is naturally-occurring. The body makes hyaluronic acid in the skin, joints, and eyes to maintain lubrication in these critical areas. The problem is that, as we age, we use more hyaluronic acid than is made by the body. So, when the skin deflates due to volume loss, we can inject the chemical directly where it is needed. When introduced beneath the skin, hyaluronic acid particles bind to water molecules to pump up the volume.

What Can I Expect from Dermal Filler Treatment?

Dermal filler injections should be administered by a licensed professional who has had appropriate training. Our patients can trust our extensive background using dermal fillers for many different cosmetic purposes. The procedure takes less than half an hour. After our brief consultation in which we answer your questions and hear the concerns you wish to address, we can move straight into making positive change. Many dermal fillers have a mild anesthetic, so you need not worry that treatment will be painful. Your provider also uses a very small needle to administer injections. When your treatment is finished, you will see the results of your selected dermal filler immediately.

We are happy to help you decide which dermal filler is right for you. To schedule a consultation, call (203) 226-3600.

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