How Can Facial Fillers Benefit Me?

Woman's face with illustration of areas to treat with facial fillers

March 6, 2017

Fine lines and wrinkles are the result of progressive volume loss and an overall breakdown in the structure of the skin. Facial fillers can fill in the lines caused by aging and leave the skin feeling plump and tight, all without the need for cutting, tissue alterations, or lengthy downtime.

Are Facial Fillers Right for You?

Designed to replace lost volume in aging skin, dermal fillers are often largely comprised of a naturally-occurring molecule called hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is found in the deepest layers of the skin. It plays a major role in determining the elasticity and overall suppleness of the skin and exists to provide structural support at the foundation layer. When injected into the epidermis, facial fillers that contain HA have an instant plumping effect and retain water well in the skin. Other fillers are made up of other products that also provide structure and support to the skin. At Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center we provide a wide range of fillers to ensure we are able to satisfy the individual needs of each patient

Fillers can be divided up into “line” fillers and “volume” fillers. Those fillers with larger molecules are considered to be volume fillers and are injected deeper in the skin to lift and support the face. Fillers with smaller molecules are often used to fill in a line or smaller areas of indentation on the face.

Fillers’ effects are not meant to last forever, however. Over time the body recognizes and absorbs these products, causing their results to fade away. Most facial fillers can produce improvements that last for many months and even years. Treatments can be repeated safely by those who wish to maintain their results over time.

Benefits of Using Facial Fillers

Dermal filler injections can be completed in the comfort of our office. Fillers are a safe and incredibly effective alternative to invasive facelift surgeries with most people noticing a significant decrease in fine lines and wrinkles immediately after their appointment. With time the skin also becomes smoother and more taut.

To learn more about the benefits of facial fillers, schedule a consultation with us at Torrey Pines Dermatology & Laser Center in La Jolla. We proudly serve clients in the San Diego and surrounding areas. Contact us today to book an appointment at our office!

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