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Fine lines and wrinkles form overtime naturally for everyone as a result of a decrease in a substance called collagen in the skin. Collagen and hyaluronic acid help provide volume and structure to the face, so a lack of these substances causes the skin to sag and wrinkle. Additionally, the facial muscles then work much closer to the skin’s surface, so lines that form as the result of facial movements, such as smile lines, become more apparent. If you are looking for a method of smoothing out these lines without the use of surgery, dermal fillers at U Smile Family Dentistry in Mesa, AZ, can help.
Dermal fillers are injectable gels that are made from substances that occur naturally, such as hyaluronic acid. When injected into the skin, they add volume back to weakened facial features. They can also stimulate the growth of collagen. There are several different types of dermal fillers that can address different cosmetic issues.
Dermal fillers are approved by the FDA and are minimally invasive and very safe, but there are still risks involved, as with any procedure. These are usually minimal, however, and include issues such as post-procedure bruising and swelling. They are generally quickly resolved.
At U Smile Family Dentistry in Mesa, AZ, dermal fillers can be used for a variety of purposes, such as:
The procedure for receiving a dermal filler injection takes only about 20 to 40 minutes. The amount of filler used depends on the level of volume loss as well as the areas being treated. Results from the procedure will be clearly visible immediately after treatment has been completed.
It should be noted that dermal fillers are not a cosmetic solution for all patients. It is important to have a consultation with a professional at U Smile Family Dentistry before deciding on any treatment for smoothing out fine lines in Mesa, AZ.