If you live in Chicago, you know all too well how brutal the winters here can be. The Windy City can quickly strip away your skin’s moisture and wind up prematurely aging your skin. You may have already started to notice the steady encroachment of fine lines and wrinkles on your face. The good news is we live in an exciting era of innovations in the field of cosmetic medicine. Many recent developments offer patients an opportunity to significantly rejuvenate their aging skin without the need for surgery. Many patients prefer methods that can treat their skin without incisions. Dermal fillers have become an increasingly popular skin rejuvenation treatment choice for this reason.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that provide a non-surgical treatment method for those who wish to subtly shape the contours their face in a very soft and natural way. They can be used to fill in lines and wrinkles, as well as restore lost facial volume.
Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance produced by your own body in high quantities when you are young. This leads to a young appearance. The aging process tends to lead to a hyaluronic acid depletion, which means your skin becomes thinner. Since thin skin is much more apt to develop wrinkles, the loss of hyaluronic acid has a definite aging effect.
A hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler is simply an injectable gel containing a form of hyaluronic acid that can help correct the deficiency of this acid within your skin. You should notice immediate results with a skin-thickening effect combined with the minimization of fine lines and wrinkles.
A Closer Look at the Treatment
Treatment with dermal fillers has a very low incidence of side effects. Absolutely no surgery is involved, meaning that little to no downtime is involved after the treatment session at our office in Chicago.
A lot of people wonder how long the results will last. The answer depends on the exact type of dermal filler you were treated with and your individual lifestyle, genetics, and current skin condition, among other factors. Generally, dermal fillers last from several months to a year or more. At the end of this time, you will require additional treatments with us in Chicago in order to maintain your results.