If you’re frustrated with wrinkles and fine lines as you age, you may be wondering if fillers can help restore a youthful look. This nonsurgical, injectable treatment option comes with many benefits, and erasing wrinkles is definitely one of them!
At Wrinkle Fairy in Chicago, Oak Brook, Naperville, and Arlington Heights, Illinois, Leslie Forrester, APRN, and our team have years of experience using fillers and other aesthetic treatments to revive and rejuvenate aging skin.
We’ve put together this useful guide to give you what you need to know about facial fillers and how they can help erase those troublesome wrinkles! Keep reading to find out more.
Can fillers treat any wrinkles?
You might be surprised to learn there are different types of wrinkles—the most common being static wrinkles and dynamic wrinkles. Let’s look at the differences between the two and find out which can be treated by dermal fillers.
Static wrinkles are caused by aging and the natural environment. As you age, your natural production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid decreases, making your skin sag and lose its fullness. Environmental factors like sun damage and gravity also contribute to making skin look less youthful.
Dynamic wrinkles are caused by repeated facial movements, like frowning or smiling. The muscles making these and other facial movements begin to stay in a semi-contracted state over time. This pushes the skin above them into wrinkles.
Dermal fillers can treat static wrinkles, but dynamic wrinkles have a solution too! Getting Botox® injections makes the semi-contracted muscles relax, smoothing out the skin above them.
How do fillers work to treat wrinkles?
Now that we know what type of wrinkles fillers treat, here’s a look at how the Wrinkle Fairy team can use these injectables to treat them.
Fillers are commonly made with hyaluronic acid and collagen, both substances your body naturally produces. These substances support cell turnover, elasticity, and lubrication.
Your dermal filler has a consistency like gel and is injected just below the surface of your skin.
Once Leslie injects your skin with the dermal fillers, the hyaluronic acid and/or collagen immediately goes to work.
It smooths away wrinkles and lines, restores volume and tone, and rejuvenates your skin. Using different fillers allows you to achieve different effects depending on your aesthetic goals.
If you’d like to target lines along your lips, for example, Leslie can use dermal fillers to smooth them into nonexistence. If restoring fullness to your cheeks, temples, or the backs of your hands is your goal, fillers can be used to plump up these areas.
On rare occasions, some patients may experience temporary side effects from their fillers. These may include redness, swelling, or bumps at the injection sites.
At Wrinkle Fairy, Leslie reviews your medical history and evaluates your skin to make a specialized treatment plan for your aesthetic goals. We use the most effective and lasting fillers on the market from Radiesse®, Juvéderm®, Restylane®, and Sculptra®, giving you amazing results with minimal risk of side effects.
What else can fillers do?
Fillers do so much more than just erase wrinkles! They address fine lines, lip lines, parentheses lines, and deep wrinkles, and can treat other common aging concerns, too. These include skin laxity, or looseness, sunken or hollow cheeks, and nasolabial folds.
You’ll notice improvements in your skin immediately following your filler injection appointment. However, it’s quite common for patients to do more than one treatment to get the perfect results they desire. Leslie may also recommend additional aesthetic treatments depending on your goals.
If you want to learn more about dermal fillers and if they’re the right age-defying solution for you, don’t hesitate to set up a consultation with Leslie! Schedule an appointment online or over the phone at the Wrinkle Fairy location nearest you.