Why Dermal Fillers Are A Great Addition To Your Anti-Aging Regimen

By: Dr. David Alonso


Is your facial skin losing its smoothness and youthful volume? Do you want to decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging? Injectable dermal fillers are a convenient and effective addition to your anti-aging regimen.

Crows feet. Marionette lines. Parenthesis. Tear troughs. Fine lines and wrinkles come in a variety of names, but typically have one thing in common: they are often unwelcome, early signs of aging. No matter what you call them, you’d like your complexion to be free of them.

Dermal fillers provide a solution to aesthetic concerns related to aging skin. They restore smoothness and fullness, helping you regain your youthful complexion. Treatments are safe, effective, convenient, and enhance your existing anti-aging regimen.

David Alonso, MD, offers dermal filler treatments at Amour Medical Aesthetics, Inc., in the Chico, California Area. He understands the frustrations with physical signs of aging and specializes in using dermal fillers to help you look and feel your best.

Effectively bring back a youthful appearance

As you age, you lose some of the subcutaneous fat between your facial skin and muscles, and your skin starts to stretch out. Genetics, sun exposure, and lifestyle habits like smoking can also contribute to decreased plumpness and looser skin. Even repeated facial expressions like squinting affect your skin’s resiliency.

Once these changes to your facial skin occur, you may notice more wrinkles and shallow areas of the skin. Creases around the lips and eyes can look more pronounced and the cheeks may seem more sunken.

Dermal fillers replace the plumpness your skin loses over time. They are injectable gel-like substances that fill the space beneath the skin and bring back your face’s youthful appearance.

Variety of options

There are many types of dermal fillers. Different formulations work best on specific areas of the face, but the variety of options means they can address a comprehensive list of anti-aging concerns.

Dermal fillers may be a good option for you if you want to see an improvement in one or more of the following early signs of aging:

Facial creases and wrinkles

Sunken cheeks and temples

Thinning lips

Recessed scars

Asymmetry in facial features

When you meet with Dr. Alonso for your consultation, he creates a customized treatment plan that helps your skin look its best. As an injectables specialist, he knows how to maximize the effectiveness of dermal fillers to address your aesthetic concerns.

Safe and convenient procedure

Dermal fillers are nonsurgical, so you avoid the risks associated with sedation and won’t have scarring from an incision. There are few side effects that may include swelling, bruising, and redness.

Dr. Alonso administers dermal fillers during a brief office visit that can fit conveniently into your schedule. Depending on the number of areas to be treated, the procedure can last from 15 minutes to an hour. Though the injections are not painless, they are usually well-tolerated, and Dr. Alonso may use an anesthetic to reduce any discomfort.

Recovery time is minimal and you can resume normal daily activities right away, although Dr. Alonso may recommend that you avoid strenuous activities for a day or two.

Results that last

You’ll see the results from your injections immediately and they can last from several months to years. Your face will appear smoother and regain the plumpness and fullness that is usually associated with a healthy, youthful complexion.

If you want to maximize your results, you should maintain a healthy lifestyle. Dermal fillers work best in conjunction with your regular anti-aging skin care regimen, so make sure to continue good skin care habits including:

Avoiding UV exposure

Using moisturizer

Washing skin with gentle cleanser

Getting enough sleep

Eating healthy foods

To learn more and see if dermal fillers are right for you and can enhance your anti-aging regimen, contact Dr. Alonso at Amour Medical Aesthetics, Inc. to schedule your consultation.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.