As you age, the lines and wrinkles on your face may make you look tired, angry or grumpy even if you do not feel that way. While some lines are only surface imperfections that can be treated with over-the-counter creams and lotions, some deeper lines require a more powerful antidote. At our practice, we help our patients target their wrinkles with facial fillers.
What are Facial Fillers?
This treatment is often called dermal fillers, and it is an excellent way to treat the deepest lines and wrinkles on your face, which are called static wrinkles. Static wrinkles are always present on your face even when your face is at rest. They form due to the loss of collagen in your skin, toxins in your environment and the constant movements that you make with your facial muscles. Therefore, they are most apt to show up around your mouth and eyes because these are the most expressive parts of your face.
Most facial fillers these days are made with hyaluronic acid gel. This small-particle gel immediately fills in the wrinkles partially, and the hyaluronic acid continues drawing your body’s natural moisture into the area over the next few weeks to provide an even greater filling effect. Although many fillers last a long time, they are not permanent and must be touched up every several months or every year or two for continued effects.
How Can You Treat Smile Lines?
Smile lines are lines that are formed between the mouth and the nose whenever the corners of your mouth turn up into a smile. They are sometimes called nasolabial folds. Fillers are injected throughout the area to reduce these wrinkles while creating a natural look. You will still be able to smile as you always do, but your face will return to its smooth texture afterwards.
How Can You Treat Deep-Set Frown Lines?
Frown lines are the two little vertical lines found between your eyebrows when you frown or grimace. Although these lines are traditionally treated with Botox®, they may require treatment with fillers if they become too deep. Unlike Botox®, fillers do not stop the muscles in the area from contracting. Instead, they restore lost volume into the area to fill in the two lines. This treatment will keep you from looking as if you are constantly angry or unhappy.
Facial fillers at Sneed Dental Arts in Collierville are a great solution if you have deep-set wrinkles around your mouth, chin and nose or if your frown lines between your eyes are not responding well to other treatment methods. These fillers will literally fill in the area, restoring lost volume and making your face appear smooth and even once again. Do not let your wrinkles make you feel down or unhappy about your face. Instead, turn to our office to learn more about facial fillers and other great treatment methods that can restore some lost youth to your face. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!