There are a multitude of environmental hazards that can accelerate the depletion of collagen and elastin in skin, which causes wrinkles and fine lines to appear and also contributes to the depletion of our facial volume. Dermal fillers are a popular option in the cosmetic industry that offers a non-surgical solution to combat the issues mentioned above.

For a convenient, effective and long-lasting solution to fighting aging signs, it’s time to consider injectable dermal fillers. The composition ranges from one’s own fat to substances such as hyaluronic acid or even calcium hydroxylapatite microspheres. The concentration of the synthetic solutions in some fillers can be customized depending on the location where it is to be injected.

Most dermal fillers are comprised of hyaluronic acid, a substance plentiful in our skin, which smooths skin and helps to keep it wrinkle free. These treatments are a safe alternative to surgical procedures that also require zero downtime. Regardless of the type of injectable treatment you decide on, they generally take less than 15 minutes and can be completed during your lunch hour.

For more information about dermal fillers, contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Michael Kulick to set up an appointment at his San Francisco office.