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Turn Back the Clock with Medical Esthetics in Pittsburgh

It’s no secret that everyone is yearning for that healthier, youthful glow to their skin. However, what can really stand in the way of achieving your skincare goals are smile lines. When both special anti-aging skin creams and home remedies don’t work, you may start to accept that your skin just isn’t how it used to be.

Don’t give up just yet. Dermal fillers, like Restylane® and Juvederm®, can rewind the signs of time and brighten the area around your smile, delivering you the skin you’ve been longing for.

To truly understand all that dermal fillers offer, it’s important to first become familiar with what smile lines are. In this guide, we’ll review what causes them and how medical esthetics can help.

What Are Smile Lines?

Nasolabial folds are creases in your skin that form on both sides of your nose, and extend to the corners of your mouth. Also referred to as smile lines, these pesky lines are an unfortunate part of the aging process. As you grow older, your skin produces less collagen in your face, which can then form smile lines. They can become more prominent with smoking or sun damage.

Luckily, dermal fillers work to restore this area and can instantly improve deep smile lines in just one treatment. They may reduce sagging skin and give it more volume, delivering you with smooth, line-free skin.

Repair Volume Loss with Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are injectables used to enhance facial volume and reduce fine lines and wrinkles. The result is a smoother, rejuvenated appearance. Once injected, they fill out the creases, making your smile lines disappear in an instant.

Collagen is responsible for the structural support of our skin. Because our body starts to lose collagen with age, this can cause wrinkles, sagging, and volume loss. Likewise, hyaluronic acid (HA), a natural substance in our skin that provides it with moisture and volume, also decreases as we age. Dermal fillers can make up for what was lost. They not only stimulate collagen production, but some are even made with hyaluronic acid, supplying your skin with the elements it needs to flourish.

The application process varies depending on the product. Some fillers are injected using a needle or microcannula, and are placed into or beneath the skin. Depending on your desired results, one product may be better for you than another.

Which Dermal Filler is Right for Me?

At Cosmetic Laser Centers℠, we offer a variety of both Restylane® and Juvederm® products. At your consultation, one of our experts will help you decide which product is best for your personal aesthetic goals. In the meantime, it’s a good idea to get familiar with these two fillers so you can feel prepared and in the know before your first appointment.

Restylane® is a hyaluronic acid gel that can be used as a dermal filler and is injected directly into the lines and wrinkles on the face, including around the eyes and the hollows of the eye when appropriate.

Juvederm® is another gel that contains hyaluronic acid. It uses unique Hylacross™ technology to achieve durability and longer-lasting results, making it the most popular dermal filler among our patients!

No matter which product you select, you’re guaranteed smoother, more radiant skin free of smile lines. Treatments take less than an hour, meaning you can stop by on your lunch break or whenever it fits into your schedule best. No downtime is required. You can expect immediate results that may last up to nine to 12 months, depending on the product.

Explore Dermal Fillers at Cosmetic Laser Centers

Don’t waste any more time searching for Botox® and fillers near you. At Cosmetic Laser Centers, we specialize in medical esthetics and offer a variety of treatments that will provide you with the skin you’ve always dreamed of. In addition to dermal fillers and Botox®, we also offer laser treatments, Coolsculpting®, and more!

Our knowledgeable and experienced staff is here to help. From your first consultation to meeting our master injector, you’ll be in great hands. We put your needs first, and make sure we understand your aesthetic goals before we get started.

Ready to get rid of those pesky smile lines and change your skin for the better? To request a consultation, call us at (724) 305-3890.

If you have any additional questions about dermal fillers, contact us using the form on our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon!