Some of the earliest signs of facial aging are the result of volume loss. This, combined with diminished skin elasticity, can cause visible wrinkling and hollowing that may give you a more tired and less refreshed appearance. Fortunately, selective and precise replacement of volume can help rejuvenate your appearance and smooth your skin. Dermal fillers are one of the most common treatments for volume loss seen in early facial aging.
Why People Choose Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers are designed to restore tone and fullness to areas of the face. Specifically, dermal fillers can enhance the cheeks by adding shape and volume, plump up the lips, and smooth creases around the lips, nose and mouth. Fillers can also be used to smooth and rejuvenate the areas around your eyes.
Sometimes all it takes is a subtle change to completely transform your overall look. Dermal fillers, when skillfully placed, give you a natural, refreshed look that can enhance your appearance and restore self-confidence. Dr. Gage currently offers the Juvederm line of dermal fillers, including: Juvederm XC, Juvederm Ultra, Voluma, Vollure, and Volbella. Each filler is used to accomplish specific goals, and each has a different set of benefits and advantages. Dr. Gage can help you understand which filler may be best for you after your individualized assessment.
Are Dermal Fillers The Same As Botox?
Dermal fillers often get confused with Botox, mainly because they both involve injections. However, the two procedures are vastly different and can actually be used in combination with one another. Dermal fillers work by restoring volume in the face, directly smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Botox injections improve wrinkles by weakening the muscles that cause them rather than “plumping up” the tissue itself. Neither dermal fillers nor Botox treatments are permanent. Periodic retreatment may be needed to maintain your individual result. Depending on the type of dermal filler a patient chooses, the results can last anywhere from 6-18 months on average.
About Dr. Gage
Dr. Gage has over a decade of professional experience and takes pride in helping you achieve a more youthful, energetic appearance. If you would like to discuss whether dermal fillers may be right for you, please schedule an office consultation with Dr. Gage. During your office visit, he will evaluate your face and discuss your goals and concerns before formulating an individual treatment plan to help you look and feel your best.
For more information on dermal filler or to schedule a consultation, contact our office at (314) 251-4530 to get started.