More affordable and equally effective as an alternative to a surgical facelift, dermal fillers are injectable solutions containing hyaluronic acid (HA) or collagen, two natural substances produced by the body. High concentrations of hyaluronic acid are found in soft connective tissues, joint fluids, and skin tissue. HA is a powerful hydrating chemical and also promotes tissue repair. Collagen, another component of soft tissues, is necessary for skin elasticity and structural firmness. As the makers of dermal fillers like Radiesse® and Juvéderm™ULTRA continuously improve the ability of their product to eliminate wrinkles, fine lines, deep folds, and sagging skin, men and women are turning to dermal fillers to transform damaged or aged skin into youthful, rejuvenation skin. In addition, you may be surprised to learn that dermal fillers can do much more than smooth away wrinkles, plump up thin lips and reduce the appearance of nasiolabial folds.

Dermal Fillers for Acne Scars

Diminishing the pitting left behind by severe acne can be problematic because acne scars are depressed areas that lie beneath the surface of the skin. Although dermabrasion and chemical peels may remove some acne scars, dermal fillers actually lift up acne pits to the level of the normal skin. Juvederm is a dermal filler specifically used to eliminate acne scarring. Moreover, dermal filler injections for acne scars do not cause the side effects (skin redness, pain, peeling) experienced following a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment.

Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Did you know dermal fillers can help reduce the appearance of under-eye dark circles caused by aging? Loss of collagen and fat and thinning skin often make capillaries and blood vessels underneath the skin more visible. HA dermal fillers stimulate collagen production, fill out hollowing under the eyes and enhance under-eye skin tone and health. Restylane is especially effective for getting rid of dark circles because it has a powerful ability to cling to water molecules in your skin to provide gradual, natural-looking changes without relying on cosmetic surgery.

Unattractive Earlobes?

As you age, your skin will inevitably suffer volume loss and wrinkling. Earlobes are not exempt from the aging process. In addition, wearing heavy earrings for many years expedites sagging and wrinkling of earlobes. Fortunately, dermal filler injections work to rejuvenate unappealing earlobes by smoothing away deep wrinkles and firming skin.

Hollow Temples

Just like loss of fat and thinning skin can cause under-eye dark circles and unbecoming earlobes, your temples may start to cave in as the bones around your temples become more noticeable under the more fragile skin. Hollow temples usually give you a gaunt, unhealthy look even if you are in the best of health. Injections of HA dermal fillers will incite collagen growth to plump out hollows and restore symmetry to your face.

Chin Augmentation

If you have a slightly receding chin or strengthen a weak chin shape, dermal fillers may be an effective alternative to surgical chin implants. Talk to board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Lawler to learn if dermal fillers injections can give you the chin you want without undergoing surgery.

Wrinkly Knees?

Do you wear pants or dresses long enough to hide wrinkly, saggy or skeletal-looking knees but wish you could wear shorts and shorter dresses in warm weather? Why not tighten sagging knee skin and smooth away wrinkles with dermal filler injections? Excessive sun exposure and aging are typical culprits of unattractive knees as skin loses it firmness, becomes thinner and allows knee joint bones to appear more prominent. Lawler Centre Cosmetic Surgery in Melbourne, Florida offers both non-surgical and minimally invasive surgical cosmetic procedures to transform just about any area of your body from unattractive to youthfully attractive and healthy-looking. Learn more about how you can revamp your appearance with dermal filler injections, feel better about yourself and look younger than ever by calling our center today and making a consultation appointment with Dr. Lawler.