When it comes to dermal fillers for wrinkles, there is a misconception that all injections are the same. However, there are several cosmetic injections that can be used to treat wrinkles. If you are considering this procedure, it is a good idea for you to learn more about the options available to you so that you can make the choice best suited for your needs.
Hyaluronic Acid Fillers
Hyaluronic acid is a unique filler option because it relies on a substance that is naturally found within the body. Hyaluronic acid can be found in various parts of the body within the skin tissues, joints, and cartilage. In terms of wrinkle help, this substance provides somewhat of a cushioning effect. When it is injected into the wrinkle site, it works to cushion, or plump, the area.
As a result, the depressed lines of the wrinkles become elevated, which eliminates the wrinkle or makes it almost impossible to detect. Since it is a natural substance, there is a decreased risk of an adverse reaction to the injection. However, redness and temporary bruising are common around the injection site in the short term.
Collagen fillers often gain high praises for their wrinkle treatment because they offer subtle results that have a more natural-looking appearance, in that they do not over plump the skin. Although collagen is also a natural substance, it is important to note that the collagen used in these fillers is sometimes derived from an animal source.
However, if there is one caveat to its natural appearance, it would have to be that it often has a short lifespan. If you decide to undergo a collagen filler for your wrinkle treatment, you should also assume that you will need to have the treatment repeated quite often.
A newcomer in the realm of cosmetic injections for wrinkles is synthetic fillers. As you may assume, synthetic fillers are not derived from any substance naturally found within the body. They are instead chemically produced substances. However, they provide a reaction similar to hyaluronic acid in that they help to plump the skin around the wrinkle.
One great thing about these injections is that they last a very long time, in some instances even years. For busy people who do not like a lot of maintenance, synthetic fillers are an excellent option.
It is always a good idea to speak with a professional during the decision-making process. A professional can assess the types of wrinkles you have, the health of your skin, your age, and other factors to help you make the right injection selection. For more information about cosmetic injection procedures, reach out to a professional near you.