Not everyone ages the same but at some point you almost certainly will find yourself dealing with aging skin that is particularly noticeable on your face. Fine lines and wrinkles are increasingly appearing, leaving you looking older than you probably feel. Static wrinkles are those lines and folds that are present when we’re not forming facial expressions.
But don’t worry! The good news is that new cosmetic treatments are constantly becoming available to address skin complaints such as static wrinkles. One such treatment method is dermal fillers, which involves injections into the problem areas. While not permanent, these fillers offer a great alternative to traditional cosmetic procedures that involve surgery and significant downtime.
The Formation of Static Wrinkles
Fine lines and wrinkles are often thought of as a natural part of the aging process, and to some extent, they are. However, no one wishes to see this appearance before their time. Sun damage, genetics and aging can cause your skin to age more rapidly than other people your age.
One factor contributing to rapid skin aging that leads to static wrinkles is the loss of a substance called hyaluronic acid, which attracts and binds moisture in your skin. Think of it as an internal moisturizer. As we age, our bodies do not manufacture as much hyaluronic acid, resulting in skin that is drier, thinner and more wrinkled.
Dermal fillers address issues like hyaluronic acid depletion by supplementing and restoring your levels of this naturally-occurring substance. The result is a reversal of the process. Your skin begins taking in more water molecules, and hydrated skin is more radiant, smooth and less affected by static wrinkles.
The process involves an injection containing a gel formulated with hyaluronic acid. Once the gel is injected into your skin, it goes to work right away in enhancing the appearance of your skin. As the skin under the static wrinkles gains volume through proper hydration, the wrinkles are minimized or removed.
As the days and weeks go by, your results will continue to manifest as the injected hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water molecules inside the individual skin cells. This hydration effect helps to smooth away static wrinkles and promote skin radiance and health.
While the results of dermal filler treatments can be significant, they are not permanent. You will need to return for touch-ups several months later in order to maintain your results, since your body will gradually metabolize and absorb the injected hyaluronic acid.
Addressing Your Static Wrinkles
To get all the facts about how dermal fillers can help you, set up a complimentary consultation at Dermatology Associates, with offices in Norwood, Franklin and Foxboro. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!