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Dermal fillers: What You Need to Know

November 13, 2022
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Posted By: Amber Schmidt
Dermal Fillers

 

Undoubtedly, aging can take a toll on one's skin no matter how hard one work to keep themselves healthy and well. Fine lines, wrinkles, and lack of facial volume can make your appearance worse over the years - if not decades.   

At Front Range Smile in Parker, CO, we offer a complete line of dermal fillers that are safe, effective, and able to restore your skin to its former glory. In our blog post, Parker CO Dentist explains what dermal fillers are, how they can improve your appearance, and how they can be used.

 

 

What You Should Know About Aging Skin

 

It is essential to distinguish between static and dynamic wrinkles, as there are two types. It is essential to realize that static wrinkles - which dermal fillers are used to treat - occur due to aging and the environment. Collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production decrease as a person ages, and the production of these substances decreases.
 
In addition to plumping up and smoothing out the skin, these substances also help prevent wrinkles. Sometimes, your skin can start to sag and lose fullness due to a decline in your collagen levels. Add to that the effects of the environment, such as sun damage and gravity, and you have skin that becomes less and less youthful as time passes by.


Dynamic wrinkles are also a type of wrinkle that develops due to the repeated movement of the face. Specific muscles are responsible for making these facial movements that can change their state from semi-contracted to fully contracted over time, leading to wrinkles

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Even though most of the content in this blog focuses on static wrinkles, it is also possible to treat dynamic wrinkles with Botox®. For the skin above these semi-contracted muscles to smooth out, botox is used to loosen these semi-contracted muscles and cause them to relax. 

 
Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers and their effects

 

You can inject derma fillers just beneath the surface of your skin in a gel-like consistency, making them easier to inject. In most cases, fillers consist of hyaluronic acid and collagen, substances your body naturally produces to ensure that it is lubricated, that its cells are replaced, and that it retains its elasticity. 


A dermal filler injection helps smooth away lines and wrinkles, restore volume and tone to the skin, and rejuvenate your skin. Once your provider injects the dermal filler, the hyaluronic acid, and collagen work to smooth away the lines and wrinkles, fillers can achieve different aesthetic effects depending on your aesthetic goals. 


A dermal filler can cover up lines around your lips, for example, if you are concerned about lines along your lips. On the other hand, we can use fillers to increase the volume of your cheeks, temples, or hands on the back if you would like to restore fullness to these areas.

Occasionally, patients may experience temporary redness, swelling, or bumps around the injection site due to injections, although this is rare and is not shared.  

 

Issues dermal fillers can treat.


As part of your treatment at Front Range Smiles, you will be able to bring your health history and skin evaluation to your provider, and they will make specific recommendations that will help you to achieve your aesthetic goals. We generally use fillers to address the following common concerns concerning the aging process. We generally use fillers as a method of addressing the following common concerns concerning the aging process: 

  • Laxity of the skin (looseness)
  • A hollow or sunken cheek
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Lines on the lips 
  • Lines within parentheses 
  • The nasolabial folds


It is not uncommon for patients to need more than one treatment following dermal filler injections to achieve their desired results. Within minutes of receiving the injection, you will see a noticeable improvement in the condition of your skin. In addition to the aesthetic treatments that our providers can recommend, they may also recommend other procedures based on your goals. 

We encourage you to contact Front Range Smile Center as soon as possible so that we can discuss the benefits of dermal fillers, as well as whether or not they are suitable for you.

 

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