No matter who you are, aging is inevitable—and there comes a time where you may begin wondering how to get rid of wrinkles. Although there’s no way to stop the aging process, there are many amazing methods of slowing it down. Physicians and specialists alike are now suggesting dermal fillers as nonsurgical methods of reducing wrinkles and other signs of aging.
What Causes Wrinkles?
Unfortunately, your skin has been under attack from the day you were born. Regardless of how you prepare, skin damage is an inevitable part of human life, and has many causes.
A Few Common Causes Of Wrinkles:
- Sun exposure. For most people, avoiding the sun can be very difficult, and even unhealthy. However, excessive ultraviolet light can rush the aging process and is a major cause of skin damage by deteriorating the skin’s connective tissues. Forehead wrinkles are commonly caused due to heavy sun exposure. In fact, according to Dana Goldberg, M.D., a plastic surgeon in West Palm Beach Florida, UV damage is the number one cause of aging skin. “Botox and fillers can target specific areas of the face, but the overall appearance of the skin is also important in how we look,” says Dr. Goldberg.
- Age. Another enemy to firm, wrinkle-free skin, regular aging can cause depletion of natural oils and essential fats. As we get older, our skin dries out and loses its elasticity.
- Smoking. Most people already understand that smoking damages the skin. This is due to changes in the blood’s healthy oxygen levels.
- Poor diet. Studies have shown that not-so-great eating habits can have an impact on the health of your skin.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
As your skin ages, its collagen production and absorption can significantly decrease. This causes the skin to lose elasticity, causing it to sag. There are many types of incredible dermal fillers that are proven methods to improve wrinkles. Dermal fillers replenish the skin by injecting naturally-occurring hyaluronic acid. Not only do these fillers replace collagen, but it stimulates the body to naturally produce its own supply.
Dermal fillers have become a popular anti-aging method because they allow you to have full mobility in your face, unlike many other methods.
Depending on the area you’re getting getting treated, sessions may take up to 20-40 minutes to complete.
Forehead Wrinkle Treatment
For most people, the forehead is the first part of the body that begins to show the signs of aging. This is because unlike most body parts, the forehead has no fat beneath the skin, and cannot retain the plumpness needed to defend against deeper wrinkles. The forehead also gets tons of sun exposure, which as we know, can be very harmful to the skin.
Without the use of surgery, fillers can be used to thin out the deep lines in the forehead. Unlike botox, fillers are popular because they do not paralyze the face. There are many different fillers on the market, but Juvéderm Voluma is recommended for these types of deep-set wrinkles.
The skin under your eyes is very sensitive and prone to wrinkles due to its incredible thinness and delicateness. Wrinkles under the eyes form at an early age and weaken when the body is stressed or tired. For under-eye wrinkles, specialists suggest Juvéderm Volbella, a thin filler that works well with the tiny lines that crack around the eyes. This filler is ideal because it does not overplump fine lines; rather, it eliminates them.
Sagging Cheeks And Marionette Lines
Sagging cheeks are a telltale sign of aging. Genetics play a huge role in determining when your skin begins to lose elasticity. However, there is no fighting gravity, and a little sagging in the cheeks is normal. To fix this problem many are using the filler Juvéderm Ultra because of its balanced density and effect on moderate wrinkles.
Other Popular Dermal Filler Uses
Now that we understand that dermal fillers can be used to flatten out wrinkles in the face and body, here are a some other very popular uses:
- Improving acne scars. As if acne wasn’t bad enough, the scars they leave behind can have long-lasting consequences. Many are unaware that dermal fillers can be used to penetrate those deep blisters and dissipate the marks they leave behind in a fast and safe way.
- Sunken temples. In addition to filling out the skin, dermal fillers can also be plump the face. This is an inevitable sign of aging that can be fixed with a simple injection. Facial fillers will not only plump your skin, but will also give it a healthy glow.
- Lip fillers. When plastic surgery comes to mind, the first thing that is usually talked about is lips, lips, lips. This is a very popular trend among celebrities.
- One-minute nose jobs. As the body ages, the first facial feature to change is the nose. To keep their noses from flattening and widening, patients are exploring fillers such as Juvéderm for a safe way to not only thin out awkward bumps in their noses, but to keep their nostrils from deforming. “The nose flattens and widens as we age,” says dermatologist Jody Comstock. “One of the quickest and easiest ways to look younger is to re-shape it with a filler.”
Smartest Strategies To Prevent Wrinkles
Here are a few best practices for proper skin care:
- Moisturize. By giving your skin cells the hydration they need, you’ll prevent them from drying out, keeping them plump and healthy.
- Eat healthy. A balanced diet provides your skin with the essential nutrients such as Vitamin E that is needed to protect the skin from damage. According to Dr. Melissa Kanchanapoomi Levin, dermatologist and clinical instructor at the Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine, “Free radicals are created when skin is exposed to ultraviolet radiation, infrared radiation, pollution, and environmental stressors. Antioxidants reduce this oxidative stress by neutralizing free radicals. By adding an antioxidant, you are adding boosting your sun protection with your sunscreen as well as protection against other stressors.”
- Protect your skin from the sun. “Ninety percent of the changes we call ‘aging’ on the skin can actually be related to sun exposure,” says Dr. Miriam Hanson, board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic skin care specialist in Austin, Texas. Whether you decide to use sunscreen or sunglasses, protecting your skin from the sun is imperative and recommended by most doctors. Excessive sun exposure has been linked to cancer and other forms of skin related diseases.
- Sleep. A proper sleeping schedule will not only promote a healthier mood; it can also affect the skin as well. Studies have shown that at least seven hours of sleep can improve skin condition and quality.
Genetics and gravity can be enemies of the skin, but you don’t have to worry. You can get significant improvement without surgery, and with very little recovery time (if any at all). To learn how to get rid of any wrinkles that have been bothering you, schedule a free consultation with one of our nurses at Pure Touch Skin Center. We will help show you how to maintain your youth and maximize your outer beauty!