If you are looking to add volume to areas of your face, but also interested in enhancing your body’s natural growth of collagen, dermal fillers are a great option for you. Below our professionals at Faces Med Spa discuss collagen and dermal fillers and how they can induce collagen growth.
What is Collagen?
Collagen is a naturally produced protein in the body that bonds amino acids and proteins together. Collagen is a major structural protein in the skin that gives it structure and strength. Collagen production decreases with age as a result of excessive sun exposure, smoking, and other causes of premature skin aging. The lack of collagen can cause wrinkles, parentheses lines, nasolabial folds, and marionette lines.
There is also a synthetic type of collagen that is produced outside of the body, which comes in different forms including peptides, pills, liquids, and gummies.
Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a protein that enhances the natural production of collagen. Hyaluronic acid is also naturally produced in the body and as you age the production decreases. There are also collagen-based fillers. The only downfall of those fillers is that they only recover a limited amount of collagen and are short-term resolutions. Dermal fillers are the most effective and long-term solution in enhancing the bodies natural production of collagen.
Below we discuss which dermal fillers are the best option for enhancing the body’s natural collagen production.
Juvedérm is a hyaluronic acid filler that adds volume to the face. This treatment usually targets smoothing cheeks, parentheses lines, or plumping the lips. Hyaluronic acid is also naturally produced in the body by binding together water and collagen, which enhances hydration allowing your skin to be full and ageless. When Juvedérm is injected into the skin, water and hyaluronic acid react to form volume and reduce aging. Physical results typically last 1 to 2 years, but the molecules in the hyaluronic acid expand connective tissue cells, causing long-term collagen production.
Restylane is another hyaluronic acid filler that functions as the body’s natural proteins. Restylane targets facial wrinkles, folds, and lines, as well as contouring the face. Restylane can also be used as a lip filler in clients over the age of 21. One of the amazing benefits of Restylane is that it lasts twice as long as collagen fillers. Restylane fillers have the same reaction as Juvederm fillers, where the water in your skin and hyaluronic acid reacts to form volume and decrease those fine lines. Restylane have been shown to last six months, and even longer. Faces Med Spa recommends scheduling treatments twice a year to enhance the lasting effect. Hyaluronic acid molecules cause connective tissue cells to expand, resulting in long-term collagen regeneration.
Schedule a Free Consultation With One of Our Specialists
At Faces Med Spa, we are here to guide you through the process of treatments and to ensure the procedure is right for your skin. Our goal is to provide you with our knowledge and expertise in these areas to help tailor your consultation to your aesthetic wants and needs. Schedule your free consultation here or give us a call at 410-561-5040.