How Fillers Work to Instantly Make You Look Younger

Aging can be a bitter pill to swallow when your outsides no longer reflect the youthful spirit you still harbor on the inside. While aging is inevitable, there are innovative ways that we can offset the effect it has on your appearance, especially when it comes to deep lines, wrinkles, and loss of volume. 

One solution, in particular, is about as easy as it gets — dermal fillers.

At Marion Ob/Gyn Inc., we feature an aesthetic team, led by David W. Foulk, MD, that provides our patients with the anti-aging tools they need to dial back the signs of aging, including dermal fillers and innovative laser treatments.

In the following, we explore what happens to your skin as you age and how our dermal fillers can make you look years younger in just one short visit.

The loss of volume

There are many forces that lead to aging skin, including:

Each of these forces works together in different ways, but all with the same result — visibly aging skin.

Take, for example, those deep parentheses lines that form on either side of your mouth, traveling from your nose down to your jaw. Called nasolabial folds, these lines begin to appear and deepen as your skin’s connective fibers are broken down by the sun, which causes your skin to lose elasticity and tone. Unfortunately, your production of collagen, the primary protein responsible for the support in your skin, begins to wane at the same time.

As your skin loses elasticity and breaks down, the thin layer of fat underneath begins to migrate downward, which further exacerbates the problem, allowing these lines to deepen further.

This process takes place everywhere on your skin, but it’s accelerated in highly exposed areas such as your face, neck, and hands.

Restoring volume

Dermal fillers, as their name implies, are an effective way to restore volume to your skin and provide added lift, which smooths out wrinkles and lines.

At our practice, we offer three different types of fillers:

The reason we offer three different types of fillers is that some address certain areas better than others. By offering all three fillers, we’re able to tackle your:

And the best part? It takes us only minutes to administer the dermal fillers, and your results are immediate. As for how long they last, it depends on which products we’re using and your skin, but most of our patients enjoy anywhere from six months to two years of youthful volume.

If you’d like to look years younger, simply contact us to schedule your dermal filler appointment at our office in Marion, Ohio. We also offer telemedicine calls so you can get a consultation from the safety of your home.

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