Can Fillers Prevent Wrinkles?

Can Fillers Prevent Wrinkles?

If you want to improve the appearance of your face so you look younger, with more supple, vibrant skin, you don’t have to go under the knife for a face-lift.

Instead, ask your doctor about dermal fillers, which can quickly and easily smooth out the fine lines and wrinkles in your face, leaving your skin looking younger, smoother, and fuller.

Fillers can even help slow down and prevent the formation of new wrinkles as you age. Here’s how they work, courtesy of the experts at Melanie Adams Dermatology, who have made excellent use of fillers in their work with patients over the years.

What are fillers?

Dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants, can be injected into your facial skin to help restore volume and fullness to your face by filling in and smoothing out the wrinkles and lines that have developed over time.

Although you might wake up and look in the mirror one day and be surprised by the wrinkles you see, they actually form over a long period of time. 

As we age, we begin to lose the facial fat that sits just under our skin. Losing this buffer reduces the volume in our face and lets our muscles begin to work closer to the surface of the skin. This causes the formation of those fine lines, such as crow’s feet, that you’re seeing in the mirror.

This effect is compounded by the loss over the years of collagen and hyaluronic acid — biological compounds that give your skin its full appearance. Sun exposure, heredity, and your lifestyle can play a role as well in causing wrinkles to develop.

How do fillers work?

The idea behind fillers such as Juvéderm, which Dr. Adams uses, is to soften and smooth your wrinkles by restoring the volume your skin has lost. Hyaluronic acid and collagen in the fillers soften the texture of your wrinkles, helping to smooth them and blend with the rest of your skin.

Fillers can also play a role in preventing the formation of new wrinkles by triggering the production of new collagen. As this collagen develops in your skin, it continues to improve the volume in your face, preventing the loss of structure that normally occurs as you age.

Filler injections usually take about 20 minutes, and they don’t require any downtime afterward. 

Because every patient is unique, our team consults with you before treatment to examine your wrinkles and determine the best methods to accomplish your goals. 

When you’re ready to take an easy, noninvasive step toward helping your skin look younger and smoother, just call the Melanie Adams Dermatology office in Columbia, Maryland, or fill out our online appointment request form.

Smoother skin awaits!

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