When a person begins to age, the skin experiences a number of different changes that can affect its volume, texture and overall appearance.
The good news is that experienced dermatologists can employ the use of skin fillers to reverse most signs of aging. Furthermore, there are a number of skin care products that are designed to enhance the work of these fillers.
The use of anti-wrinkle injections and cosmetic fillers are two of the most common methods of rejuvenating one’s skin. The newest generation of fillers has been imbued with volumisers that are designed to restore the plumpness and fullness of the face that is often lost with age.
Volume loss is often as critical as skin resurfacing procedures are. For most individuals, fullness of the face will begin to decrease noticeably after the late 30’s and early 40’s.
The most recent round of skin fillers is calcium hydroxylapatite, and it was recently approved for use by the American Federal Drug Administration. This particular type of filler encourages collagen production, and it restores facial volume. In most instances, the results will last for up to an entire year. The formula of these fillers is thicker than the traditional dermal gels, and it requires less of the product to be used during the procedure. On the downside, there is a slightly higher instance of patients experiencing adverse side effects than with traditional fillers.
In the future, most medical professionals expect to see an increase in fillers, with newer options providing the desired volume without the undesired side effects. Each filler has its own unique set of advantages and disadvantages and this is why it is critical for a patient to discuss them thoroughly with their licensed dermatologist before making a final decision.
The newest area of research in the arena of skin fillers is stem cells. Currently, researchers are working on being able to convert adult fat stem cells into cells with a skin cell structure. The goal behind this research is to create an all-natural filler that could provide full volume to depressed areas of the face. The technology is now being tested in small clinical trials.
It will certainly be exciting to see what the future brings for skin fillers and many dermatologists and patients are waiting with baited breath to see what the next big thing will be.