If you’re not interested in having injectable fillers or you’re not quite sure about needles, you might want to explore non-invasive cosmetic substitutes.
While we all love the look of youthful, supple skin, sometimes getting fillers just isn’t for everyone. In such cases, there are other options you can explore with similar benefits.
The only real way to fix depressions and wrinkles in your skin brought on by a loss of collagen and elastin is to make the thinning areas fuller again. Fillers are soft gels added below the surface of the skin to plump up the skin and smooth out wrinkles temporarily or to add definition to contours.
The best way to add volume and lift sagging skin is with facial fillers, such as JUVÉDERM®. However, patients of Dr. Greco have also seen effective results in maintaining smooth skin using the following methods.
Although skin care products cannot produce identical results to facial fillers, your everyday skincare routine plays an important role in protecting your skin from developing wrinkles as time goes by.
In most cases, wrinkles that aren’t directly caused by chronological aging are usually caused due to damage from sun exposure. Therefore, it is vital to take steps to guard against ultraviolet (UV) radiation. It is also important to repair existing sun damage.
The regular use of physical-block sunscreen and antioxidants, such as vitamin C, can help you limit visible signs of aging so that the need for filler treatment can be delayed.
The primary ingredient found in most fillers is a substance called hyaluronic acid. It is an organic substance already present in your body. Hyaluronic acid is very good at retaining water.
Since skin gets drier as you continue to age, you need to give it a hydration boost to reduce the appearance of wrinkles. Its presence in the face means that your skin stays plumped and hydrated. This, in turn, helps maintain your supple complexion.
Hyaluronic acid-based creams and serums provide a moisture boost to the surface of your skin.
Regular skin resurfacing procedures, such as microneedling, microdermabrasion, laser skin resurfacing, and chemical peels, can also help maintain a youthful appearance.
These treatments encourage your skin to produce more collagen and remove the dead cells from the outer layer of your skin. For some patients, this process can help soften the wrinkles that may otherwise need filler treatment.
Dr. Timothy Greco is Philadelphia’s leading facial plastic surgeon, skilled at all types of cosmetic procedures that help counter the effects of aging.
Dr. Greco focuses solely on plastic and reconstructive surgery of the face, head, and neck at his in-office, state-certified aesthetic surgical center. If you're looking for a younger, fresher appearance customized to your facial structure, Dr. Greco can help!
Get in touch today to schedule a consultation with Philadelphia’s leading facial plastic surgeon. For appointments, call (610) 664-8830 or check the doctor’s schedule online.