The youthful face is one on which we see firm, smooth skin and soft contours. The hands of time, working gradually over years, eventually leave their mark, replacing softness with sagging skin, fine lines and wrinkles. The appearance of the skin is indicative of age. Lines and sagginess can give the impression of age beyond your years and may make you look unhappy or tired. Fortunately, there is a comprehensive suite of services available from your dermatologist. Among the most powerful wrinkle fighters are dermal fillers, which Dr. Burgess offers in our Annapolis dermatology practice.
There are multiple factors that lead to an aged appearance on the face. These include loss of natural hydration in the skin, loss of subcutaneous tissues, textural changes and decreased collagen. Most significant to the facial appearance is the loss of volume, which we lose at a rate of at least one teaspoon per year. The underlying structure of the face diminishes with time, as fat and bone mass decrease with age. At the same time, the decreased production of vital substances such as hyaluronic acid and collagen lead to the thinning of skin. This combination of biochemical changes in the body has a dramatic impact on the face, which begins to develop sagginess, wrinkles and folds in the skin.
For decades, the only way to turn back the hands of time was to go to a skilled plastic surgeon. Through the surgical facelift procedure, excess skin is cut away. This treatment may make the face look tighter, but it does not necessarily lead to improvement in facial contours. Many people prefer to avoid surgical procedures and their associated recovery, particularly when the skin is only moderately affected by age.
With the innovative scientific advances that have brought us dermal fillers and Botox, there are new solutions to the problem of aging. Dr. Burgess is experienced with various products, all of which have their own advantages. Using dermal fillers, she can help you reduce the appearance of fine lines and improve your facial contours. Specialized products may be used for:
There are various dermal filler products on the market today. Dr. Burgess has carefully selected fillers that she believes to be the most suitable for the various needs of her patients. Each type of dermal filler has properties that make it ideal for particular types of wrinkles and Dr. Burgess will recommend a product or combination of products based on the details of your skin.
You deserve to feel great about your skin, regardless of your age or lifestyle. We can help you address the issue of aging skin. Contact our office today for your anti-aging consultation.