Our patients in Fresno deal with many of the same skin problems common to people living in other areas of the country. We frequently hear complaints about scars, wrinkles, blemishes, and similar issues. Prematurely aging skin can leave you looking old and tired, even affecting your work and relationships. Thankfully, dermal fillers exist.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a minimally-invasive skin treatment for the reduction of lines, wrinkles, and skin dryness. They consist of an injection of a gel containing various substances to promote facial fullness. The products will remain resident in your skin for several months to up to a year or more, depending upon the product used. The most common types of dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid. Each dermal filler has its specific uses and treats different skin conditions.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a substance that has been growing in popularity in Fresno and elsewhere, especially within the cosmetic industry. This special substance is a skin component that promotes skin thickness and becomes depleted as you age. Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water within your skin cells. Its depletion leads to skin that is thinner, dryer, and develops lines and wrinkles.
The good news is that hyaluronic acid can also be injected directly into your skin when contained within a gel. Once injected into your skin, the hyaluronic acid filler goes to work immediately volumizing and smoothing your skin.
A Look at the Results
One of the main benefits to a treatment with dermal fillers is that your results are often immediate, with gradual improvements to be seen over the following days, weeks and months. It is important to remember, however, that the materials that are injected will be gradually absorbed and metabolized by your body. You will require periodic touch-up treatments at our office in Fresno after this material has been fully absorbed to maintain your amazing results.
If you’re interested in dermal fillers, make an appointment at Rao Dermatology, with offices located in Fresno, Hanford, Woodbridge, Manhattan, and Atlantic Highlands. Contact us today to book your consultation!