Achieving plumper, more youthful-looking skin doesn’t always mean going under the knife. At University Family Medicine Center, P.C. in Pueblo, Colorado, the primary care team can rejuvenate your skin with dermal fillers. Fillers produce visible results that you can enjoy right away. To find out if fillers are right for you, call the clinic today or schedule an appointment online.
Fillers are hyaluronic acid-based medications that plump up the skin to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a substance your body already produces. It keeps your skin supple, hydrated, and youthful. Your hyaluronic acid levels deplete as you age, causing your skin to thin and wrinkle.
By replacing this lost volume, fillers can smooth wrinkles, reshape thin lips, and contour the hollows in your midface.
Fillers primarily treat static wrinkles, while neuromodulators — Botox®, Dysport®, etc. — target dynamic wrinkles.
Static wrinkles form when your skin loses volume. As you lose fat and collagen, a protein that keeps your skin tight and supple, wrinkles start to develop. Your skin also loses its natural elasticity, causing it to sag and crease. Static wrinkles appear regardless of your facial movements.
Dermal fillers replace this lost volume to smooth wrinkles. They fill in static lines for a more youthful appearance.
Dynamic wrinkles are the result of repeated muscle movement. Also called expression lines, these wrinkles tend to form in the upper one-third of your face. Forehead lines, crow’s feet, and bunny lines are common types of dynamic wrinkles that neuromodulators can treat.
Botox and other neuromodulators target dynamic wrinkles by temporarily preventing muscle movement, which causes the lines to relax.
Administering fillers only takes a few minutes. When you arrive at University Family Medicine Center, P.C., the team applies an anesthetic to ensure your comfort. Next, they inject the filler into the predetermined areas. The process should not feel painful or uncomfortable.
Filler results are instant, so you can enjoy your rejuvenated appearance immediately. While you may experience minor swelling and bruising, these side effects are temporary.
Results from fillers can last for up to 6 to 12 months or longer in some cases. The team can combine your treatments with Botox to target multiple types of wrinkles in a single session. You can extend your results by returning to the clinic for maintenance treatments.
Call University Family Medicine Center, P.C. today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about fillers.