Do fillers make you age faster? Fillers are a great option for patients seeking a softer, more youthful look. However, if used improperly or over used, fillers can have negative long term consequences. In fact, patients who do not properly use filler could actually speed up their skin’s aging process, resulting in older looking skin. Elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid are all core components of having healthy and youthful looking skin. However, as you age your body produces less elastin, collagen, and hyaluronic acid. Without the same supply of these components your skin is less capable of maintaining its youthful appearance, and fine lines and wrinkles begin to show. While the aging process of the skin is natural and happens to everyone, some turn to filler to soften and refine their natural look.
There are three types of filler, permanent, semi-permanent, and non-permanent. Permanent and semi-permanent have more long term consequences if overused compared to non-permanent. Overtime, these fillers stretch out skin, causing pockets where the filler is injected. However, some doctors, such as closed rhinoplasty surgeon Dr. Deepak Dugar, chose to only use non-permanent hyaluronic acid fillers on his patients. At his Scarless MedSpa clinic, Dr. Dugar’s hyaluronic acid fillers are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles in the face, without overdoing it. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that is naturally produced in the body, and contributes to youthful skin. This filler is naturally broken down by the body over time, and is non-toxic. Thus, patients who receive hyaluronic acid fillers could choose to never have a touch up appointment with no consequence. With the goal of subtle and natural change, Dr. Dugar is also careful not to inject filler if he deems it is not good for the patient. Valuing honesty and transparency throughout his practice, Dr. Dugar makes sure to thoroughly talk to his patients about their desires and any relevant consequences of the procedure they want.
It is important to note that everyone’s body reacts differently to filler. Genetics may make you predisposed to sagging skin, or perhaps your lifestyle causes you to have a wrinkle free face.The results of filler can never be 100% predicted, but having the right doctor, one who knows how filler reacts in the body and truly cares about your desired outcome, can help avoid any negative side effects and give desirable results. See here to learn more about the non-invasive services offered at Scarless MedSpa, and here to contact Dr. Dugar to learn if filler is right for you. Though non-invasive, it is still just as important to consult with a certified medical expert when considering fillers and other injectables.