If you are dealing with facial volume loss because of aging, you may be a candidate for facial fillers at our Stockton, CA dermatology clinic. Aging in the face often begins somewhere in the late 30s, as tissue volume begins to decrease beneath the skin. While this is a gradual process, many individuals notice that volume loss in the cheeks can appear quite abruptly. In fact, aging, stress, and dieting can cause some individuals to lose up to a third of their mid-face volume in just a year. This volume loss causes sagging skin and leads to jowls, hollow cheeks, lines, and wrinkles.
Options for restoring volume
The only true way to completely restore severely sagging skin is through a surgical treatment such as a facelift. Since it can take many years before severe sagging occurs, this leaves individuals with only moderate volume loss other options. Injectable dermal fillers are a fantastic option for patients who wish to immediately restore volume loss. An added benefit of dermal fillers is that they can delay future skin sagging.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a minimally invasive procedure that restores volume loss to the face. The solution is injected under the skin to plump and restore volume. There are several different formulas of dermal fillers. During your consultation, we will be able to determine which dermal filler is best for your unique needs.
What to expect from dermal fillers
The injection process for dermal fillers causes only minimal discomfort. Some dermal fillers contain lidocaine to reduce discomfort, other times, we can apply a topical anesthetic prior to the procedure. Most injections can be completed in less than 30 minutes with no downtime afterward. Side effects may include minor swelling, temporary bruising, redness, or itching near the injections.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Depending on the formula, results from your dermal filler injections can last for up to a year or longer before touch-ups are needed.
If you are in Stockton, CA and you are ready to fight the visible signs of aging, call us at 209-751-4292.