Through the aging process, the body’s natural storage of hyaluronic acid – a substance that keeps the skin looking hydrated and supple – along with our facial cushioning fat pads can decrease, causing hollowing, wrinkles, folds, and fine lines to develop.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
If you are noticing volume loss, wrinkles, and lines in your face resulting from the aging process or genetics, you may want to consider this age-defying treatment, approved by the FDA for people starting at age 21. The best candidate for treatment will take into consideration the following precautions:
- If you have a history of facial cold sores, dermal filler injections could possibly cause an outbreak, so you will want to make sure that you have spoken with your doctor to take preventative medication before treatment.
- Consuming any of the following may increase bleeding and bruising and should be avoided prior to treatment: St. John’s Wart, vitamin E supplements (high doses), and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin and ibuprofen.
Dr. Cox will review your medical history to ensure the treatment is a safe, comfortable, and successful experience that gives you the high-quality, natural aesthetic results that you desire.