Dermal fillers are popular cosmetic injectables that can restore youthful-looking skin, filling in lost volume and smoothing lines and creases. As you get older, you lose collagen and elastin that causes your skin to wrinkle, sag, and thin. The board-certified dermatologists at Northstar Dermatology in North Richland Hills, Texas offer Juvéderm® fillers to improve your facial contours and symmetry. To learn if fillers are right for you, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Northstar Dermatology offers Juvéderm fillers, a popular type of filler made of hyaluronic acid (HA). Hyaluronic acid is a substance normally found in skin, muscle, and tendons of mammals. It can absorb 1,000 times its own weight in water. This means that after getting HA fillers, it can attract and hold water under the skin for lasting results.
The body also absorbs other filler substances. Other fillers include calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA), a mineral found in teeth and bones and injected in the face or back of the hand, or poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA), a biodegradable polymer which is used in absorbable stitches and bone screws.
Since the body naturally absorbs most all fillers, the aesthetic effects are always temporary. The duration of filler results vary based on the material used.
In general, dermal fillers can last for six months or more*. If you also choose to receive Botox injections, results can last for four months*. As time goes on, the product naturally dissipates and you’ll notice the lines and wrinkles return. However, you can schedule additional treatments at Northstar Dermatology for extended results.
You should always take good care of your skin to reduce further cosmetic or environmental damage that can make you age faster.
If you’re interested in dermal fillers as part of your cosmetic plan, call Northstar Dermatology or schedule an appointment online today. We are located in North Richland Hills, proudly serving local residents and residents in surrounding areas.
*Individual results may vary.