Skin laxity is the loosening of the facial skin that can occur naturally over time as we age. It contributes to the formation of wrinkles, lines, and creases that result in an aging appearance. While most patients believe that their only treatment option is that of plastic surgery, this isn’t always the go-to method for most of our patients. Instead, the team at The Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads in Virginia Beach, VA may recommend another option: dermal fillers.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are special injectable gels that are used to add volume directly to creases and folds of the facial area. By using dermal fillers, most patients can avoid surgical intervention while turning back the hands of time. Most of our dermal fillers are formulated with hyaluronic acid, which can plump and volumize the skin. This results in a smoothing of the face with long-lasting results—without ever going “under the knife.” Many men and women use dermal fillers regularly to enhance their appearance and address common problems caused by the natural course of aging.
What can I expect from dermal fillers?
The ingredients in dermal fillers are naturally absorbed by the skin over time. This means that reinjection is often recommended approximately every four to six months. Routine injections ensure that patients maintain the results for longer and slow the overall signs of aging over several years.
Immediately after dermal filler injections, most patients may notice some redness, swelling, and discomfort at the injection site. However, this will subside over a few days to leave natural, noticeable results. Patients who come into our office for injections can return right back to their normal routine without interruption, eliminating the need for time off of social activities, school, or work.
Contact Plastic Surgery Center of Hampton Roads to learn more about dermal fillers
Not every patient is a proper candidate for plastic surgery. Instead, our professionals may suggest a less invasive option known as dermal fillers. If you are located in the areas of Virginia Beach, VA and are ready to discuss dermal fillers as a treatment for aging skin, contact us at (757) 873-3500.