Sagging Skin & Volume Loss
Skin Tightening & Dermal Filler Treatments
As we age into our late 30’s and 40’s, the structure of our skin begins to break down. Our youthfulness and facial definition starts to fade and skin renews itself more slowly. In particular the area under our eyes tends to “hollow out” and we get those dreaded large wrinkle lines on either side of our nose and around the mouth. Those lines are called nasal-labial folds and marionette lines. Also making an appearance are sagging jowls and loose skin along the jawline. They are the result of losing both volume and elasticity in the upper face.
All of these changes to our face are caused by our dermis (skin) no longer producing the proteins that are the “fill” and elasticity of our skin: collagen and elastin. However, we have two great solutions for these issues that don’t require the risk, cost or downtime of surgery. With these options we can replace the lost volume and restore elasticity to your skin, literally turning back the hands of time.
First are skin tightening treatments that heat the deep dermis and encourage it to actually produce new collagen and elastin, just like it used to in your younger years. These treatments are incredibly effective with current technology that is many times better than what was available even just a few years ago. Exilis Ultra and Skintyte2 are state of the art systems that we are true experts with.
Second are dermal fillers. These are injectible treatments that our expert cosmetic injectors provide. These fillers instantaneously replace lost volume in the face and are usually made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring compound already found in your body. There are several options of differing thickness and longevity that your provider can choose from to meet your rejuvenation goals including Voluma, Juvederm, Vollure and Volbella.
There are pros and cons to each option. Usually a combination of both; rejuvenating your own collagen and elastin then supplementing with dermal fillers is the best solution in terms of both outcome and budget.