Dermal Fillers: Fighting Facial Sagging and Aging
Dr. Randy Mitchmore has knowledge and experience in a wide range of treatments and procedures that help rejuvenate and revitalize smiles. With the use of dermal fillers at his Houston, TX, office, patients can achieve a more youthful, vibrant facial appearance, following natural aging and sagging of the skin.
What Causes Facial Sagging?
Here are the Facts of Life with the aging process of the face: It is a reduction process versus a building up process of childhood. As we age:
- The cells or building blocks of the skin and the layers under the skin slow down
- The cellular DNA repair capacity is reduced
- Hormones reduce
- Oxidative stresses
- Gene mutations occur
- Loss of subcutaneous fat – this is like the stuffing in a pillow that makes it look full and fresh. Take some of the stuffing out and the pillow looks old or worn.
- Muscle tone reduces
- Bone remodeling/reduction takes place
- Possible loss of teeth
- Loss of volume of the lips
- Deep lines around the face and nose from loss of underlying support
The cherubic look of full, lively cheeks are actually thanks in part to a natural pad of fat that sits below the surface. This pad consists of naturally occurring collagen and other substances, and gives our faces much-needed tone and texture, as well as the plump fullness that we’ve come to appreciate in the beauty of youth.
Here is Janie at the office with just one treatment of fillers for her cheeks:
As time goes on, however, the pad loses its elasticity, and will literally begin to melt and slide down the face. The appearance of sunken skin, tired eyes, and even creases that occur near the mouth are all thanks to a weakening of this pad, and its ability to stand up to gravity.
With fillers, the doctor can provide patients with a new way to lift their cheeks, add volume, and get rid of the dragged down look associated with a loss of collagen in the face.
What are in Dermal Fillers?
Fillers consist of a variety of materials, substances, and proteins to help improve the smoothness and appearance of the skin. Our fillers include:
An important structural protein responsible for providing strength and structure in the body, particularly in the face. Collagen keeps tissue pliable and vital. It can be found virtually everywhere inside of your body, accounting for roughly 1/4th or more of your entire body’s protein.
Calcium hydroxylapatite is a substance that is found naturally in our bones, and can be used to fill in creases, frown lines, and more. It’s also useful for adding fullness to the cheeks, providing a more natural, rounder look that often is associated with a youthful appearance.
Platelet Rich Plasma
Also referred to as PRP, platelet rich plasma is an enhanced version of the plasma already present in your body. With concentrated platelets and growth factors, PRP has the ability to promote the growth of natural collagen, smooth away and tighten wrinkles in the face, and work to recover facial tone.
A popular choice for replacing the skin’s structure and volume to correct wrinkles and folds. When injected under the skin, hyaluronic acids attract and bind water to provide skin with volume.
Dr. Mitchmore continues to perform important research on fillers, and look into new and exciting ways to provide patients with the rejuvenation that their skin needs. If you have any questions about brand new dermal filler breakthroughs, technologies, and products, we encourage you to contact the offices and learn more about how Dr. Mitchmore is improving services.
Bring Your Smile Back to Life
With fillers, we can provide patients with a new way to lift their cheeks, add volume, and get rid of the dragged-down look associated with a loss of collagen in the face. Our innovative approach to using fillers can target the cheeks, lines around the mouth, and even creases in the folds that run between the nose and mouth area.
Contact Us Today
Dr. Mitchmore’s expertise and training is bringing our patients new ways to smile. Contact the offices online today or call (713) 714-3555 to learn more.