When a person is in their mid-twenties, they start to show the first telltale signs of aging. There are a lot of factors that contribute to the progress of the aging process. One prominent factor is the progressive degradation of the skin and underlying tissues. You will see the most evidence of this when you look at a person’s face and neck.
There are a lot of factors that determine how quickly the aging process takes root in someone. For example, some people are just genetically predisposed to aging. They could be 25 years old and everyone around them may mistake them for being 40. There are other people who appear to be genetically ageless. They are in their forties and fifties and people think that they are 20 years younger than what they really are.
Another thing that affects how quickly a person ages is environmental factors. Smokers age quicker than non-smokers. Individuals who live and work in a stressful environment will age a lot quicker than those who do not have the same stress.
As the aging process takes root, a person’s skin begins to wrinkle and atrophy. Facial volume, a key factor in a person’s youthful appearance, slowly disappears. As a result, an individual is left with a sunken and hollow appearance. They may even appear to be sad or worried as a result of this premature aging process. It only makes sense that if the loss of facial volume can make a person look older, adding facial volume can make a person look younger.
This is where dermal fillers come into play. Dermal fillers are designed to revitalize a person’s skin. They give a person a youthful appearance and make them look fresh. They help a person regain what individuals in the cosmetic world refer to as the triangle of beauty.
The triangle of beauty describes the general outline of a person’s face. When a person is young and they have good facial volume, the general outline of their face resembles a triangle with a downward-pointing apex. However, as the center of the face loses volume and excess skin and fat collect along the jowls, the triangle of beauty slowly morphs into a trapezoid or rectangle.
Dermal fillers are able to restore a person’s facial volume by introducing hyaluronic acid into the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a compound that humans naturally have in the deeper layers of their skin. It’s what keeps our skin looking healthy, plump and smooth. What makes hyaluronic acid so powerful is that it is able to absorb up to 1,000 times its own weight in water. As we age, our body produces less and less hyaluronic acid. It loses its ability to hold onto the moisture in the skin. Introducing hyaluronic acid into the skin again revitalizes this process.
Dermal fillers are a very powerful tool that can drastically improve a person’s appearance. They can turn the trapezoid of age into the triangle of beauty once again. To find out more about if dermal fillers are right for you, visit the office of Dr. Syed Ahmad, MD in Plano, TX. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation for dermal fillers.