It’s no surprise that your skin loses some plumpness and elasticity as you age. Sometimes, these changes are a natural part of getting older. However, lost volume is caused by other circumstances as well.
The good news is you don’t have to live with your thin face and sagging skin. Dermal fillers are just one of the treatments that can help restore your youthful glow.
The team at IVY Infusions has your best interests and confidence in mind when you come to see Sasha Beatty, MSN, FNP-C. Ms. Beatty specializes in aesthetics to give you the confidence to show off your skin.
What causes facial volume loss?
As you age, your body undergoes many changes. One of those changes is a loss of volume in your skin and face. Although it’s part of aging, volume loss in your face is caused by other factors as well, including:
Your hormones play a role related to where your body distributes fat in your body. As you age, your hormones decrease, causing less fat in areas like your face and cheeks.
Your hormones are also vital when it comes to your bone health. During menopause, your bones begin to recede, causing sunken cheeks and facial features.
Losing weight is a great way to stay healthy — but losing too much weight can be detrimental to the volume in your face. Unsafe dieting and excessive exercise contribute to early loss of volume in your face.
UV damage from too much sun exposure causes wrinkles, fine lines, and other premature signs of aging. Sun exposure also plays a role in the volume of your face, resulting in sunken cheeks.
Smoking and extreme stress also take a toll on your face and skin. Years of smoking or being around smokers causes wrinkles and a loss of fullness in your face.
You can change the outcome of your skin by modifying several of these factors. However, if lifestyle changes aren’t enough, Ms. Beatty offers dermal fillers as an option.
Understanding dermal fillers
Dermal fillers are a type of injectable that Ms. Beatty uses to restore fullness in your face. There are various forms of fillers, each of which works to plump up your skin for a more youthful appearance.
There are several benefits to dermal fillers, and they treat a variety of skin problems, including:
- Adding volume to your lips
- Softening the appearance of wrinkles
- Diminishing fine lines
- Enhancing natural shadows
- Providing contouring on the face
Dermal fillers also work to decrease the appearance of shadows under your eyes from loss of volume. Ms. Beatty injects the fillers in your face where needed most for dramatic and long-lasting results.
Ms. Beatty discusses your options with you and helps you decide which type of dermal filler is best for your needs.
What to expect from treatment
Ms. Beatty injects dermal fillers in her office. She determines the best type of filler for your skin and needs. You’ll sit in a comfortable chair as she cleans your skin with an antiseptic.
Once you’re ready, Ms. Beatty injects the filler under your skin with several injections. You may feel discomfort from the needle, but it should go away quickly.
After the injections, you can go home and resume most of your normal activities. However, Ms. Beatty advises against strenuous physical activity for a day or two after your injections.
Initially, there’s swelling and some redness in your face from the injections—ice and gentle massage help to alleviate this over the first several hours.
You can see visible results from the fillers immediately after the injections. Those results get better within a few days as the swelling from the injections subsides.
Dermal filler results may last from a few months to a few years. The amount of time between dermal filler injections depends on how fast your body metabolizes the fillers and what type of filler Ms. Beatty uses.
If you’re interested in learning more about aesthetic dermal fillers, call our Greenwich, Connecticut office at 203-397-6865, or book an appointment online today.