Will My Skin Dryness Affect Filler Treatment?
Dry skin can become more of a problem as we age, and cold weather can also make it worse. If you have this type of skin and are thinking about filler treatments, you may wonder if your skin dryness will affect the results you’ll see.
What are filler treatments?
Filler treatments are cosmetic dermatological procedures that inject gel into your skin, filling in areas of the face to minimize wrinkles and restore volume. Areas such as around the eyes, cheeks, mouth, and jawline, as well as in the lip, are frequently treated with fillers.
They’re often viewed as a way to look more youthful without undergoing a facelift, and they’re less invasive, expensive, and simpler than more invasive procedures.
How do filler treatments work?
As people get older, their bodies start to produce less collagen and elastin until they’re not produced at all anymore. This creates less volume and fullness.
Fillers can help you maintain a more youthful appearance by restoring lost volume or adding lift to the face. Before your treatment, you’ll receive a local anesthesia, and the filler will be injected just under your skin into the area being treated.
Several different types of fillers are available, and the following are a few of the most popular:
- Hyaluronic acid: This very popular type of filler is found in brands such as Juvederm and Restylane and draws fluid to the part of the face that needs to be lifted. Results can be expected to last from nine months to a year.
- Fat graft: Your own fat cells are taken from your body and injected into your face. The effects can last for years.
- Polymer: Found in brands like Sculptra, the effects of a biodegradable polymer substance can last up to two years.
- Calcium hydroxylapatite: Used in Radiesse, its effects last up to 12 months.
- Bovine collagen (can be mixed with microscopic plastic beads): Used in Zyderm and Zyplast, bovine collagen requires allergy testing in advance of treatment. It’s often mixed with beads so the filler’s effects last for over 5 years.
Can dry skin affect filler treatments?
You sometimes hear that dry skin causes wrinkles, but this isn’t true. It can, however, make them look more prominent. That’s because skin that’s well hydrated will look more moist and smooth. You can get filler treatments if your skin is dry, and some may help improve dry skin.
What are the best methods for dealing with dry skin?
Dry skin can be helped by using warm rather than hot water and using a gentle, fragrance-free cleanser. Apply enough to clean your face, but don’t work up a thick lather. Dry your face by gently blotting it with a towel and apply moisturizer immediately afterward.
Are there any filler treatments that can specifically help with dry skin?
Fillers containing hyaluronic acid – such as Restylane and Juvederm – can be particularly effective in treating dry skin. This substance is naturally occurring in our bodies, and it can bind and hold moisture, helping to plump up your skin. Lower levels of this substance are produced as we age, so adding hyaluronic acid-based fillers can help restore natural plumpness and moisture.
To find out whether you may be a good candidate for filler treatment, make an appointment today with New York Center for Aesthetic Rejuvenation in Staten Island and Brooklyn.