Your skin starts to lose its elasticity as you age. The firmness starts to go, then the skins start sagging and ultimately wrinkles appear on the skin. If you want a wrinkle treatment that will offer you immediate relief from these wrinkles, then you have to choose injectable fillers.
It is a non-invasive cosmetic process that will be done by your cosmetic surgeon. He or she will inject a substance that is wrinkle reducing in your skin with a syringe and you can leave as soon as it’s complete, as this is an outpatient procedure.
One proven type of wrinkle treatment is dermal fillers. They can reduce the appearance of wrinkles immediately, though the results are temporary. There are many brand names that produce dermal fillers like Restylane, Botox and Juvederm.
A single dermal injection will give you instant results that will stay for around three to six months. If you have more than one area in your face that has wrinkles, you will need a series of dermal filler injections. Depending on the location, the price will vary. But in general they stay somewhere around $500. Cosmetic surgeons generally perform this procedure or you can get it done in a medical spa.
How Does Dermal Fillers Work
The main working principal behind many dermal types of filler like Restylane or Juvederm is the injection of a form of hyaluronic acid into the wrinkles. This is a naturally occurring substance of our body and is said to work by transferring nutrients from bloodstream to your skin cells. It provides a cushion for your skin layers and tissue layers from which elasticity is gone due to aging. Furthermore, it hydrates your skin. So when you employ this method, you end up with a smooth, plumped area of skin that has almost no wrinkles and fine lines!
Botulinium in a form is injected directly in your facial muscle when you employ Botox injections. This substance can freeze the muscle temporarily and restrict its movement. Since muscle contractions are the reasons for wrinkles in skin, this wrinkle treatment works by relaxing those muscles and preventing them from contracting and hence smooth the wrinkles.
The principal behind collagen injections are quite like dermal fillers but they have another substance called collagen in them which is injected in your skin. Brand names under which these collagen fillers are available in the market include Zyplast and CosmoDerm, besides a few others.
At an average, this type of wrinkle treatment will cost you about $350 for an injection, though it also depends on the physician applying it. Collagen fillers are also applied by cosmetic surgeons as well as medical spas just like dermal fillers.
The Working Principal Behind Collagen Fillers
One of the proteins that your body produces is collagen. It is the substance that promotes elasticity and is the support of your connective tissues. The collagen in these connective tissues, especially those under skin, start to lose strength as we age. The result is a skin that is losing it’s elasticity. At the end, your skin has wrinkles and sags. With collagen fillers, this dearth in collagen is mitigated as the fillers replenish the collagen in connective tissues. The collagen used comes from either cows or humans.
Considerations and Side Effects
As part of your research, it is very important you thoroughly check your cosmetic surgeon. He or she first must assess all your medical history and then advise whether you will gain from this kind of wrinkle treatment or not. Be sure to talk frankly with your doctor regarding everything of the treatment; you both should be clear on what the expectations and results of this procedure are. Know in details what the side effects are and how soon you will recover from it. Lastly, if you are pregnant or breast-feeding your child, don’t go for this treatment.