Most people assume that they can only visit the dentist for issues with their teeth and gums. The truth is, at Whole Life Dentistry, we also offer services to reduce the signs of aging for our patients. Using dermal fillers such as Restylane, we can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on the face as well as improve moisture retention and boost volume.
Fine lines and wrinkles can make their permanent home on the face for a number of reasons. For some patients it happens due to prolonged exposure to the sun. Others have a genetic predisposition to them, or some may simply be experiencing the body’s natural aging process.
The dermal fillers we use in our office are composed of hyaluronic acid, which can be found naturally within the body. Hyaluronic acid is what helps give our skin the volume and beautiful texture that it often has in our youth. It works by filling in areas around the elastin fibers and collagen network in the skin. As we get older, our body begins to produce less hyaluronic acid, which can result in volume loss and visible folds and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers like Restylane can help restore volume to the face and are an excellent alternative to plastic surgery. They are most frequently used on the lower half of the face and are often called a “liquid face lift.” With dermal fillers, patients can enjoy smoother skin, and more even texture.
Most patients have also heard on Botox. Botox is another injectable filler that is most often used to treat dynamic wrinkles on the top half of the face. Botox can smooth out wrinkles on the forehead and around the eyes. When combined with Restylane, patients can achieve a full facial makeover.
It is important to note that dermal fillers reduce the appearance of folds and wrinkles, but do not eliminate the cause of them. Patients can work with Dr. Vallejo to schedule subsequent appointments and maintain results more long term.
Dermal filler injections can be completed quickly and require little to no downtime. Patients can resume normal daily activities after their appointments. Some minor side effects may include swelling or bruising near the treatment area. This can usually be controlled with ice packs and it will disappear quickly.
If you are near Plantation, FL and are looking to reduce the signs of aging and have a younger looking face that complements your sparkling smile, call our office today.
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