istock 1217355472 1 Fine lines, wrinkles, and folds are often apparent on the skin of aging patients. After the age of 30, men and women begin to lose their natural stores of collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin give the skin a firm, youthful appearance, and once they slowly disintegrate, they leave behind loose skin that contributes to the formation of wrinkles. When men and women are unhappy with the appearance of their aging skin, they might believe that facial plastic surgeries such as a facelift are their only options. Fortunately, continued advances in aesthetic care offers patients the chance to combat wrinkles and folds using injectables called dermal fillers.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal fillers are one of many cosmetic injectables used in dermatology and plastic surgery offices today. Dermal fillers are formulated with special ingredients such as hyaluronic acid that attract water molecules. These gel-like formulations are injected directly into wrinkles and folds of the face to smooth them out and allow patients to restore their youthful appearance almost immediately! Dermal fillers will provide results for several months before the gel is naturally absorbed by the skin and body. With routine injections, most patients can maintain their results for longer while slowing the aging process overall.

Who is a candidate?

Most healthy adult patients who have mild to moderate signs of aging may benefit from dermal fillers. During a consultation appointment at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads, patients will find out if they are a good fit for dermal fillers or other injectables. Those with more severe signs of aging may still be better candidates for plastic surgery procedures such as the facelift.

Are you considering a facelift or other surgical procedure?

Now might be a great time to connect with the team at the Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads to find out if plastic surgery is appropriate for you! In many situations, patients will find that nonsurgical options are also available in turning back the hands of time. If you want to find out if you are a candidate for cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers, contact our providers at (757) 873-3500 to request a consultation appointment and initial evaluation.

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