Have you found that as you get older, you tend to lose things more? You may have lost some of the energy and stamina you had when you were younger. Maybe you’ve lost a bit of your youthful enthusiasm or idealism. Perhaps you just tend to lose your keys more often. While there are no doubt plenty of wonderful things we gain as age – such as wisdom, gratitude, and perspective – the natural aging process comes with a lot of loss. This includes the loss of volume under our skin, the primary reason we tend to develop wrinkles, lines, and other facial imperfections as years go by.
The good news is that not all is lost when it comes to fighting facial aging. While we may not be able to turn back the clock, we do have the technology and techniques that can restore essential volume and vitality to your facial features and help you appear and feel more like your youthful self.
Why Is Volume Important and Why Do We Lose It?
Think of a balloon. When it is fully inflated, it appears smooth and flawless. But if the balloon starts losing air, it will begin to look shriveled, flat, and wrinkly. The same principle applies to our facial features. When there is sufficient volume under our skin, wrinkles and lines are less likely to appear. When we lose that volume, the skin in our face can become loose and more prone to creases and imperfection.
Our young bodies usually do an excellent job of producing the natural substances – collagen and elastin in particular – that provide the volume needed for smooth, robust skin. Collagen is comprised of amino acids, compounds which play an important role in repairing body tissues, making them particularly useful for combating premature signs of aging and fortifying the skin and underlying connective tissues.
Unfortunately, our bodies become less efficient as we age. Our collagen production slows down, which can lead to insufficient amounts of collagen and, ultimately, facial wrinkles and lines.
Restoring Volume With Dermal Fillers
Fortunately, we can boost collagen production, restore volume, and reduce visible lines and wrinkles through the use of safe, FDA-approved, effective, and minimally-invasive dermal filler injections. These treatments continue to grow in popularity due to their convenience and ease and the robust results they produce. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, doctors performed 2.69 million dermal filler procedures in 2017, up three percent from 2016.
Dermal fillers work by attracting water to the injection site and jumpstarting collagen production at and around the treatment area. In combination with the filler itself, this boost in collagen production increases the volume of the area under the skin, stretching it and thereby reducing and fading lines and wrinkles.
Call Dr. Mariano Busso Today to Schedule Your Dermal Filler Consultation and Treatment
Dr. Mariano Busso has been named a “leader in the clinical research and development of Dermal Filler” by the American Academy of Dermatology. Call us today at 305-857-0144 to schedule your consultation and learn how dermal fillers like Juvéderm can help you get rid of pesky facial wrinkles and folds so you can look and feel your best.