What is collagen? You may have heard this word thrown around a lot by the skincare community in recent years. Collagen is the material that your body naturally produces to keep your skin bouncy and supple, but your body starts to reduce the production of collagen in your body.
Many are upset to realize that this reduction in collagen starts at the young age of 25 and goes down year and year. By age of 50, your collagen level is extremely low, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin.
Staying young is on many people’s minds as they go through adulthood, and many spend hundreds of dollars are skincare products. Our facial plastic surgeons in Los Angeles recommend using SPF every day, even on cloudy days, and maintaining a skincare routine that involves thoroughly removing makeup before cleansing and toning and using a moisturizer. You can also avoid products with alcohol as an ingredient, as it ages your skin.
Another method of maintaining dewy and healthy skin is by getting dermal fillers in Los Angeles. Dermal fillers are bio-safe materials that are injected into the surface of your skin. They naturally fill out wrinkles and dips that naturally form on your skin over time.
The most common places our patients get fillers injected into are crow’s feet, frown lines, and smile lines. Pitted acne scars can also be injected with dermal fillers, smoothing the skin’s texture.
On top of filling out your wrinkles and scars, Los Angeles dermal fillers will boost your body’s natural collagen production. This will make your skin look better for an extended period of time.
Researchers suspect dermal injections trigger new collagen growth by stretching fibroblasts, which are the cells that create collagen proteins. By stretching, they start to make more collagen.
While your body will break down the filler after about six months, the collagen production will be boosted for six months or longer, further putting off the aging process.
Fillers are moderately painful, and your doctor can administer a local anesthetic so you don’t feel any pain.
Cost-wise, fillers are much cheaper than injections. The price will vary depending on how much of the substance must be used. If you are filling out smile lines or crow’s feet, you might need a full injection for each side.
Dermal fillers are one of the best ways to stay young. Not only do they smooth out the skin by filling out wrinkles, but they also increase your body’s collagen levels. Contact our aesthetic specialists if you’d like to try out dermal fillers.