The aging process is rough on the skin for people in Tampa.  As we get older our skin becomes thinner, dryer and wrinkles appear.  One way to improve appearance and reduce the creases is through the use of dermal fillers.  Injectable fillers can add volume to fill out the skin to reduce lines but also help to increase the elasticity which prevents more wrinkles.

Reduce Wrinkles with Dermal Fillers

One reason that wrinkles form is because the outer layer of skin loses fat and becomes thinner.  This allows crinkles to develop as the skin can fold and crease where once fat helped keep the skin smooth.   Since the skin is dryer, the wrinkles will materialize in areas where there is more movement, such as around the eyes, mouth and in the brow area.  Dermal fillers work by adding volume back under the skin to fill in and reduce wrinkles.  The injectable filler is a soft gel that gives the skin a supple, natural contour and it works quickly to restore a more youthful appearance.

Dermal Fillers Improve Elasticity

Another reason that dermal fillers help revitalize facial tissue is that they improve the elasticity of the skin.  As we get older, changes occur in our connective tissue that reduces both the strength and resistance of the skin.  Sun damage, like aging, also decreases the collagen and elastin contained in the dermal layers which allows wrinkles to occur.  Dermal fillers will reverse this damage and restore the elasticity, at least while the substance is active within the body.

Dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Radiesse, all contain hyaluronic acid which is a substance that naturally exists in the body.   This hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that is present in almost all living organisms.  It binds water and can act as a lubricant and helps transport nutrients and water in the skin tissue.   The injectable compounds in the filler combine with natural proteins and hormones in the skin to erase the wrinkles and improve suppleness by restoring the skin’s natural elasticity.  Dermal fillers also trigger the production of collagen and elastin to allow new, healthy skin to form.  During the active treatment, new wrinkles are prevented from forming in the areas where the filler was injected.

Dermal Fillers Work Quickly

Dermal fillers work quickly once injected and will restore the skin in the treated areas within a day or two.  The results are not permanent but will last on average six to nine months, depending on the brand selected for use.  These injectables do not change or affect facial expression and can provide a natural look when administered by a qualified and experienced practitioner.  The substance will be safely absorbed by the body over time and the effect will lessen over the active period.

As with all medical treatment, the dermal fillers should be dispensed by well-qualified personnel and be done in an accredited medical office.  The proper dosage and placement is crucial in order to provide the most natural look.  Too much filler will appear unnatural or create a “plastic” look that is not appealing.  The fillers are generally considered to be safe for most patients and allergic reactions are rare.

If you are interested in learning more about how dermal fillers can reduce your wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance, please schedule a complimentary consultation at Elite Facial Plastic Surgery in Tampa.  Elite Facial Plastic Surgery has been providing patients with injectable treatments under the direction of board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Dominic Castellano with excellent results.  Dr. Dominic has been in practice for over 20 years and is an expert on injectable fillers.  For more information, please contact us at (813) 975-3223 or visit our website at

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