Over the years, our skin changes in tone and texture. The natural foundation of our tissues loses its elasticity, causing fine lines and wrinkles to slowly appear. With the loss of collagen and elastin, tissues will no longer bounce back, instead becoming lax and lifeless. Along with these changes may come dark, ‘hollow’ areas beneath the eyes and along the cheekbones. Coupled with the effects of sun damage, smoking, stress, pollutants, and genetics, these early signs of aging are impossible to avoid.
While there is no substitute for a healthy diet and good skincare routine, there is a simple, noninvasive way to temporarily improve the appearance of age related wrinkles and volume loss: dermal fillers. These injectable formulations are made from naturally occurring, biodegradable substances like Hyaluronic Acid (HA) and Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA). The benefits of fillers can be seen immediately, and depending on the treatment area, can last from six months to two years.
Dermal Fillers Can Improve:
- Fine lines
- Deep wrinkles
- Nasolabial Folds
- Marionette Lines (between mouth and chin)
- Nasolabial Folds (between the nose and mouth)
- Volume loss in cheeks, jawline, and under eyes
- Smoker’s Lines (fine lip lines)
- Thinning lips
- Scars from acne or trauma
Types of Dermal Fillers
Today, there are many soft tissue fillers, approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), available from experienced aesthetic providers. These injectable are considered safe and effective for treating static wrinkles, or facial lines caused by a loss of tissue elasticity, as well as scarring from acne or injury. Varying size molecules and consistency make some fillers better at replacing volume along the cheeks, jawline, and the lips.
Soft tissue fillers made from Hyaluronic Acid are among the most popular. As HA is a natural building block of healthy skin, these fillers provide structure and shape to targeted tissues. The HA pulls water from surrounding tissues to plump wrinkles and facial crevices.
Choosing Fillers from Synergistiq Integrative Health:
If you are struggling with the early signs of aging, such as fine lines, deep creases, ‘hollows’ under the eyes and across the cheekbones, or diminishing lips, a dermal filler may be the perfect treatment. Taking less than an hour in the office, and requiring no downtime, fillers are a convenient ‘lunchtime lift’. Best of all, the results are temporary, but can easily be maintained with a repeat treatment once the benefits start to fade.
For those in the Tampa-area, Dr. Deepa Verma is a double board-certified family medicine and integrative holistic provider. Dr. Verma has extensive experience in aesthetic care, including the most cutting-edge application of dermal fillers. Treating the whole patient, not a single symptom, Dr. Verma can create a treatment plan that provides both short-term and long-term results.
Contact Synergistiq Integrative Health at 727.754.2936 for additional details on the available dermal fillers, or to schedule a private consultation with Dr. Verma. For more information on any of the integrative options available from Synergistiq Integrative Health, fill out our online Contact Us form, and a patient coordinator will get back to you shortly.
Dermal Filler FAQ:
What are dermal fillers?
Soft tissue fillers are a group of injectables, created to address winkles, facial lines, and volume loss. Applied with a tiny needle, directly under the skin, the results from fillers are generally immediate. Depending on the patient, the treatment area, and the type of filler used, the results can last from six months to two years.
What are fillers made of?
Soft tissue fillers are made from several different, biodegradable substances. Hyaluronic Acid fillers are popular for treating fine static lines and deeper creases. Fillers can also be made from Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHa) and Poly-L-Lactic Acid. At your confidential consultation at Synergistiq Integrative Health, Dr. Verma will determine the best filler choice for your situation.
What areas can successfully be treated with fillers?
Soft tissue fillers come in a variety of formulations, with different size molecules, each designed to treat different areas of the face. Fillers are a good choice for facial lines and creases such as Marionette Lines and Nasolabial folds, acne and trauma scarring, and Smoker’s Lines. Fillers can also replace volume along the cheek bones and jawline, and plump the lips.
Am I a good candidate for fillers?
The ideal candidate for soft tissue fillers will be in generally good health, understand the filler process, and hold realistic expectations for the final results. Those who are pregnant, nursing, or with certain skin infections may be asked to postpone their filler treatment.
What are the side-effects of soft tissue fillers?
Dermal fillers are considered a safe option for the treatment of age-related wrinkles and volume loss. Side-effects include mild swelling, redness, tenderness, and bruising. More serious complications are rare, but can include facial asymmetry, nerve damage, and infection. Dr. Verma will discuss your chance for complications following a filler treatment.