When the signs of aging begin making their presence known, many people seek some type of cosmetic treatment to slow or fight the process. Many people mistakenly believe that invasive techniques are the only type of treatment that can make a significant difference in the appearance of their aging face. Thankfully, treatment options like dermal filler injections are available and offer significant advantages over more well-known cosmetic procedures.

Dermal Filler Injections

As the name suggests, dermal filler injections are a type of anti-aging treatment that involves the injection of various substances, usually hyaluronic acid, into the face to promote a fuller, smoother appearance. Dermal filler injections are safe, effective and relatively inexpensive, which is a significant advantage over more invasive techniques.

The Process

Although no two dermal fillers are exactly alike, the procedure itself is basically the same. A material is mixed into a smooth gel that is injected where needed to help plump the face. In the process, fine lines and wrinkles are smoothed away, and the facial skin often becomes more hydrated.

One thing to consider is that the effects of dermal filler injections are not permanent. In order to maintain your anti-aging results, you must return for follow-up visits. Some dermal fillers last longer than others, and some are better suited for treating certain areas of the face. Dr. Grossman will help you find the best filler for your goals and needs.

Hyaluronic Acid

Hyaluronic acid is one of the most popular ingredients for dermal filler injections because it is a substance that closely resembles the hyaluronic acid produced by your own body. As you age, your body produces less of this hydrating substance, leading to dryer skin that becomes wrinkled more quickly.

By injecting a gel containing hyaluronic acid into your skin, you are restoring more youthful levels of this important substance. The results are immediate and lead to smoother, plumper, more hydrated skin.

Advantages of Dermal Filler Injections

Dermal fillers offer an additional advantage over other treatments. One such advantage is that there is very little chance of an allergic reaction since the materials are those of your own body or closely resemble them. As everyone produces hyaluronic acid naturally, most people make good candidates for dermal filler injections.

Another advantage to dermal fillers is that they involve no incisions, so healing time is much shorter. With little to no downtime, patients can leave our office as soon as treatment is finished and get back to their daily routine soon afterward.

Dr. Grossman provides many different types of dermal filler injections at Grossman Dermatology, and she can help you find the best one for your situation. We are located in both Santa Monica and New York City and gladly help patients from coast to coast achieve their cosmetic goals. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and learn more!

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