Lombardo Cosmetic Surgery | Dr. Maria Lombardo | Rancho Mirage, CA

Refresh Your Look Instantly with Dermal Filler Treatment

  • Posted on: Mar 30 2022
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woman are happy with perfect clean healthy skin and beautiful long brown hair.In the Hemingway novel The Sun Also Rises, one character asks another, “how did you go bankrupt?” The second character responds, “gradually, then suddenly.” While the wording we use may be different. We aren’t all Hemingways, after all! However, the overarching theme about aging often seems to mirror this expression. One day, we think we look acceptable for our age and, the next, the lines and creases that seemed so subtle are suddenly remarkably profound. We want to look like our younger selves again. If you’ve had this experience and are ready to do something about those gradual and then sudden signs of aging, you can call the Rancho Mirage office of Dr. Maria Lombardo. While eyelid rejuvenation has been a popular procedure to refresh the face relatively quickly, an even quicker pick-me-up can be achieved using dermal fillers. Here, we discuss the value of this treatment option for adults of all ages.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are so well-known now that they may be overlooked as an excellent line of defense against cosmetic aging. This category of injectables works differently than Botox. Where the first injectable to ever hit the market was designed for wrinkle-reduction, its use was and is relatively limited. You see, Botox works on muscles. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, work on soft tissue. In our office, we use products in the Juvederm and Restylane brands. There are multiple to choose from. More on that in a moment, though. In general, dermal fillers smooth lines and wrinkles on the face and hands by increasing the volume of the skin. Normally, the skin is plump and smooth thanks to collagen and hyaluronic acid. It is resilient thanks to elastin, which gives it stretch. The dermal fillers that we use are formulated with particles of hyaluronic acid in a gel base. These particles trap water molecules in the area they are inserted. Beneath lines and creases, the volume increase pushes the skin to a uniform surface. In areas of deflation or thinning, like the lips and cheeks, the addition of hyaluronic acid can create beautiful contours and definition.

Why People Choose Dermal Fillers

The primary reason dermal fillers are a popular treatment option is that the process quickly addresses the signs of aging without surgery. This is pretty basic though and can give the impression that people who have cosmetic surgery don’t also use dermal fillers. They do. The fillers pick up where surgical lifts leave off. They improve contours in a way that a surgical lift does not, simply by their natural of increasing volume. In addition to offering outstanding improvements without surgery, dermal fillers are also incredibly versatile. Your experienced provider will choose one or more fillers according to the areas you wish to have treated. For example, if you have lines and creases around your nose and mouth and also notice that your cheeks are devoid of contour, you may be treated with Juvederm Voluma or a Restylane product that has more structural density. If you want the same lines treated but also wish to enhance the shape and volume of your lips, your provide may use the structurally dense product beneath creases and a lighter, softer filler on your lips. This is part of what makes dermal filler injections so special, that we customize treatment to each area and the unique characteristics of facial tissue.

There is nothing like a quick beauty refresher to give you more energy and confidence. To schedule a dermal filler consultation and treatment in our office near Palm Springs, contact us at  (760) 610-8990.

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