Aging is a natural process, and something everyone experiences. Skin naturally loses its elasticity and lessens the production of collagen, the component that makes your skin “spring back.” Skin then becomes weaker and less flexible as the aging process progresses, resulting in wrinkles and fine lines. It’s important to take measures that make you feel confident in your own skin, no matter your age. Some of these measures can include prevention, as well as treatment.
In terms of prevention, the continued use of sunscreen, even in cloudy weather, is incredibly important for preventing wrinkles and maintaining the skin’s elasticity. UV light breaks down collagen in the skin at a faster rate than the aging process, so protecting your skin from sunlight with sunscreen is integral. Another method of avoiding extended sun exposure is to wear protective clothing, sunglasses, wide-brimmed hats and seek shade whenever possible.
In addition to sun damage, smoking also aids in the formation of wrinkles. Nicotine, the addictive agent present in cigarettes, causes narrowing of the blood vessels in the outermost layers of the skin. This narrowing of blood vessels impairs the flow of blood to the skin and prevents vital nutrients like oxygen and vitamin A from flowing into the skin. And cigarettes not only cause wrinkling in the face, but all over the body!
So if your skin just still needs a little bit of a pick-me-up, we here at Collins offer the best fillers on the market to bring that youthful look back to your appearance. We offer several options that are often used in specific areas on the face. Juvéderm® Ultra is a colorless, hyaluronic gel that is injected into the facial tissue to smooth wrinkles and folds, especially around the nose and mouth. Most patients only need one treatment to achieve desirable results, which last between nine months and a year.
Juvéderm® Voluma XC
Juvéderm® Voluma XC is the only FDA-approved filler that instantly adds volume to the cheek area, giving the face an overall youthful appearance. The side effects are typically mild (discomfort) and the youthful results can last up to two years.
Belotero® is a filler that gently plumps up wrinkles by replacing the lost hyaluronic acid to restore elasticity in the skin. This treatment can be used for every kind of wrinkle and can be tailored to your individual skin needs. Check out our specials page to save on Belotero this March!
Radiesse® is an FDA-approved filler that replenishes lost volume and stimulates the production of your own natural collagen for long-lasting results. These results are immediate and last a year or more in many patients.
If you’re fighting fine lines and wrinkles, talk with one of our providers to see which treatment is right for you. Book an appointment today at 512.379.6090.