Aging skin loses its supportive volume as you age, often leading to sagging skin and deep wrinkles. At Allure Dermatology in Hicksville, New York, board-certified dermatologist Theresa Durchhalter, DO, uses dermal fillers to plump up skin that droops from volume loss. To schedule an appointment, call Allure Dermatology, or book online today.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that replace your skin’s lost volume. As you age, your body lessens its production of collagen and elastin. These proteins are vital to your connective tissues, keeping your skin supple, tight, and youthful-looking. As your supply of collagen and elastin fades, your skin loses its supportive structure.
Without enough support, volume in your midface starts to deplete and sag, which can cause deep wrinkles and jowls around the jawline. Dermal fillers restore volume in your face to reduce the appearance of static wrinkles and maintain your skin’s structure.
Dermal fillers treat static wrinkles, which develop from volume loss. Some of the most common wrinkles that dermal fillers treat include:
Dermal fillers also allow Dr. Durchhalter to contour your skin. Whether you have hollowed cheeks, lackluster cheekbones, or poor jaw definition, fillers can enhance your facial contours.
If you have expression lines, such as crow’s feet or forehead wrinkles — lines that form from muscle movement — Dr. Durchhalter offers neuromodulators, like Botox® Cosmetic.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Durchhalter performs a comprehensive facial evaluation to map out your treatment plan. This initial visit also helps her determine the best type of fillers to address your aesthetic concerns and reach your goals.
At her office, Dr. Durchhalter offers Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and RHA® fillers by Revance®.
Filler injections take only a few minutes. After applying a numbing anesthetic, Dr. Durchhalter injects the medication. She may massage the area to ensure the filler spreads evenly without migrating.
Temporary redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site are common side effects of fillers that should subside within hours.
Unlike neuromodulators, which can take up to two weeks to take effect, results from dermal fillers are instant. Most men and women enjoy visible results for 6-12 months after injection.
Not only can you return to Dr. Durchhalter’s office for routine injections to maintain your results, you can also combine the treatment with Botox to target dynamic wrinkles as well.
To learn more about dermal fillers, call Allure Dermatology, or schedule an appointment online today.