What Problems Do Dermal Fillers Correct?

If you’re ready to look your best this year, dermal fillers offer a fast and effective solution for different skin problems. At Integrative Primary Care in Houston, our aesthetics providers create customized treatment plans based on our patients’ individual skin goals.

Take a moment to learn more about aging skin and how dermal fillers can help you regain a youthful appearance in the new year.

All about aging skin

There’s no doubt about it: Your skin changes as you age. From sun damage to reduced collagen production to genetics to lifestyle and the environment, your skin shows your years by way of wrinkles, sags, sun spots, and more. 

Here’s a close look at four ways your skin changes:  

Dynamic expression lines

Dynamic expression lines are wrinkles that form due to making repeated facial movements, such as smiling and frowning.

Gravitational folds

Gravitational folds are lines that form because of the pull of gravity and the age-associated loss of elasticity.

Permanent elastic creases

Permanent elastic creases are wrinkles that appear due to sun damage and lifestyle habits, such as smoking.

Atrophic crinkling rhytids

These are wrinkles that form due to a loss of collagen and elasticity.

There are many ways your skin changes as you age, but with a little help from dermal fillers, you can turn back the hands of time.

Dermal fillers 101

Dermal fillers are substances with a gel-like consistency that your provider injects below the surface of your skin. Once in place, fillers smooth away lines and wrinkles by restoring volume and tone to your aging skin. 

Most fillers are made from hyaluronic acid and collagen. Your body naturally produces hyaluronic acid to help your skin and tissues stay hydrated and lubricated. Collagen, another natural product your body makes, plays a key role in elasticity and cell turnover. Since our fillers are made from these natural materials, risks of a negative reaction are low. 

Depending on the results you want to see, you can use different fillers to get different effects. For example, you might choose to use a dermal filler to smooth away lines along your lips or add volume to your cheeks.    

Problems dermal fillers address

Here’s a look at the problems dermal fillers address best:

While you’ll notice the effects of fillers immediately, some patients need more than one treatment session to get the results they desire.

Fillers at Integrative Primary Care

The aesthetics team at Integrative Primary Care has selected the most effective and trusted fillers in the industry to help restore volume to your face and solve common skin concerns. Here’s a look at the fillers we offer:

Juvéderm Ultra XC

Juvéderm Ultra XC® works especially well at returning fullness and volume to your lips and the tissues surrounding your mouth. Since it uses hyaluronic acid, these sensitive tissues typically receive the injections well. There may be some bruising or swelling at the injection site, but it should resolve quickly.

Belotero

Belotero® is great at erasing parentheses lines, which are the lines next to your mouth. It’s also great at erasing the folds that stretch from your nose to your mouth. Belotero can help restore volume and structure.

And if you want even more improvements, we can combine dermal fillers with other treatments, such as Botox®, radiofrequency treatments, or microneedling. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with Integrative Primary Care today.

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