Wrinkles are one of the most obvious signs of aging, as they are a result of the skin losing its elasticity and firmness. Skin loses its firm appearance due to a decreased production of collagen and elastin, as well as damage from environmental factors such as UV and pollution. Luckily, there are a number of injectables on the market specifically designed to prevent and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. At Delaney MD Aesthetics & Anti-Aging, we would be happy to help you select the best injectable to suit your needs.
Dermal fillers are injected under the skin to plump and firm skin texture. This firming effect causes the skin to rise, reducing the appearance of wrinkles, and can reach deeper fine lines like those in the nasolabial area. Dermal fillers are considered more natural fillers because they are composed of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that naturally occurs in the body, and is responsible for skin moisture and elasticity. Longevity depends on the type, as well as, the number of treatments, but treatments may last anywhere from a few months to a couple of years. Available dermal fillers include:
- JUVÉDERM VOLUMA® which can potentially last up to two years, making it one of the longer-lasting fillers. It also is commonly used to target the cheek area.
- JUVÉDERM® Ultra is specific for adding fullness to lips for a plumper appearance.
- JUVÉDERM® Volbella XC is effective in adding subtle volume to lips and smooths the appearance of vertical lip lines and other wrinkles.
- JUVÉDERM® XC and JUVÉDERM® Vollure XC adds volume and smooths skin that can last up to a year or even 18 months. These collections are specifically effective for treating parentheses lines and wrinkles, as well as other facial lines.
The procedure for injectables is relatively the same, regardless of the injectable being used. One of our professional staff may begin with a short consultation to determine your needs and eligibility. They can discuss the various injectables available and will provide guidance on which one will best meet your needs. They then can prepare the injectable and apply it to the desired treatment area. If your skin is sensitive, the specialist may apply a numbing gel before the procedure to ensure patient comfort.
If you are unsatisfied with your personal appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as you age and feel as though injectables could benefit you, get in touch with one of our medical professionals here at Delaney MD Aesthetics & Anti-Aging in Edmonds, WA. We would be happy to educate you and help you explore your options to give you optimal results. Contact us today and schedule your consultation!