Do Fillers Make Your Face Sag?
As your skin ages, it no longer has the ability to produce the amounts of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid as it did in your younger years. This results in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of facial volume, and skin laxity. With recent advancements in anti-aging medicine, invasive surgery is no longer the only option for restoring your youthful appearance. Many men and women are turning to dermal fillers to restore volume while reducing the signs of aging, but do they do more harm than good?
Concerns about dermal fillers
When dermal fillers are injected into areas of your face, they plump the skin and restore lost volume. The concern we have heard from patients is that once these dermal fillers have been fully absorbed by your body you will be left with loose, hanging skin leaving you looking even older than you did previously. Does the injection of dermal fillers actually stretch your skin?
What do fillers do?
Men and women who are seeking the smoothing effect of dermal fillers are looking to restore lost facial volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds, and under the eyes. As you begin to lose facial volume, the underlying structure of your skin becomes compromised. Without the volume you enjoyed in your youth, the skin naturally begins to droop. Injecting dermal fillers into these areas can once again lift the skin for a more youthful, refreshed appearance. As a matter of fact, the benefits of dermal fillers often extend beyond simply restoring facial volume.
Stimulating collagen production
Dermal fillers are composed of hyaluronic acid, a natural molecule found in your skin which gives it the ability to attract and retain moisture. When dermal fillers are injected, they keep your skin hydrated, soft, and supple. Your skin will have more volume and firmness. By choosing volume restoration with specific dermal fillers, you will increase the natural levels of collagen in your skin which can:
- Smooth facial lines and creases
- Increase skin hydration
- Restore skin elasticity
Do fillers actually stretch your skin?
Despite what you may have heard, injecting facial fillers into your skin does not stretch the skin and cause further damage. If at any time you choose to discontinue the use of dermal fillers, your skin will just return to its previous condition. If you do have concerns about the long-term effects of dermal fillers on your skin, Dr. Kim will happily discuss these with you and answer any questions you may have.
Dermal fillers from Dr. Sugene Kim
Dr. Sugene Kim is widely recognized as one of the finest plastic surgeons in the Houston area. As a double board-certified surgeon, she has a history of producing elegant, natural-looking results. Her artistry and skill allow her to discern the precise amount of dermal filler necessary to give you the results you seek without appearing artificial or overdone. Her luxurious, private clinic gives her patients a serene environment in which to receive treatments, all performed with an exceptional level of care and service.