It goes without saying that plump skin looks healthier and more vibrant and youthful. The middle layer of the skin, which is called the dermis, contains fibrous proteins called collagen and elastin, and this layer is responsible for 90 percent of your skin’s thickness. Once our skin loses volume, the result is a thin, wrinkled surface and a sunken, drawn appearance with flattening of the lips and cheeks. Older adults often start to notice this thinning along with more translucent skin that bruises or breaks more easily and has a tissue paper-like or crepey texture on some areas. Not to mention, this depletion of volume gives your face a more worn out, tired appearance that makes you look like you’ve been pulling too many all-nighters. It’s possible to give your skin a brighter, fresher, and more supple appearance by using at-home skin care techniques and minimally invasive cosmetic procedures such as facial fillers at our Naples and Marco Island Skin Wellness Physicians offices.
Facial fillers are gel-like substances that add volume where injected. Many have a hyaluronic acid base that gives the patient’s face a fuller appearance. These injectables are commonly used to reduce the depth of nasolabial folds between the nose and the corners of the mouth, and to address other creases that develop on the center and lower areas of the face. Fillers add volume to key areas beneath the skin where collagen might be deficient or skin has lost elasticity.
Powerhouse ingredients such as humectants and antioxidants are a great way to restore glowing and pleasantly thicker skin. If you want to give your skin a quick boost, try using serums and moisturizers containing hyaluronic acid. This water-loving ingredient stimulates collagen and elastin, promotes cell renewal, hydrates skin, and adds volume to intracellular membranes.
Microneedling involves the use of tiny needles that create micro-injuries in the skin’s surface. Known as collagen induction, this treatment encourages the skin’s regenerative processes and stimulates the creation of new structural proteins for a fuller and more youthful look.
Discover more about the benefits of facial fillers, skincare products, and microneedling from Skin Wellness Physicians. Call us at (239) 732-0044 or submit a contact form to request a consultation if you’re interested in learning more about aesthetic treatments to enhance the skin.