Aging is tough on our skin. Over time, fine lines and wrinkles, dry skin and sagging skin can make us appear old and tired, although we may feel younger than we look on the outside. Many people would like to more closely resemble the way they actually feel, and many of these people seek cosmetic treatment to enhance the appearance of aging skin that has lost volume and hydration.
There are more choices available today than ever before when it comes to skin enhancement procedures. Not only are numerous treatments available, but many of them do not require going under the knife, but still offer significant improvements in skin quality. Before taking a look at Dermal Fillers Sacramento, a minimally-invasive treatment that is growing in popularity, it may prove helpful to understand how skin grows old.
Hyaluronic Acid Depletion
An often unrecognized factor in skin aging is the depletion of a substance called hyaluronic acid. This substance is produced by our own bodies, but declines as we age. Hyaluronic acid has the unique property of attracting many times its own weight in water and holding it in our skin.
As we lose hyaluronic acid, we also lose the water that it holds, leading to skin that is dryer and less full. Since our skin now has less volume, fine lines and wrinkles begin creeping in and our skin becomes less resilient and more susceptible to the effects of the environment and the aging process.
Hyaluronic acid depletion can be addressed safely and effectively using dermal fillers that contain the substance. Once proper levels are restored, the skin will regain much of its lost volume and smoothness. Fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and dry skin can be a thing of the past.
The results of dermal fillers are sometimes dramatic and immediate. Once the hyaluronic acid reaches into the skin, it can attract and hold water to plump the skin, smoothing away wrinkles and hydrating dry skin. Hydrated skin ages more slowly and is more resistant to damage from the environment.
Although the results of this treatment can be significant, they are not permanent. You must have follow-up treatments in order to maintain your results. This is because the injected hyaluronic acid will be gradually metabolized by your body and require replacement.
Who is a Good Candidate?
If you are unsatisfied with the appearance of your skin due to fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin or dry skin, you may make a good candidate for dermal fillers at Kaniff Cosmetic Medical Center in Sacramento. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.