Over the holidays, things can be too full. Take your stomach after Thanksgiving dinner. Or your house with the assortment of guests. And your to-do list at this time of year can seem to be overflowing.
One area that you could wish was a little more full, however, is your lower face. This is especially true as we age and our collagen production declines. This creates areas of volume loss, and it allows lines to form.
This could be a good time to come see us at UMass Memorial to return some volume for your holiday parties with Restylane dermal filler injections. That way you don’t have to bring your smile lines and their assorted friends to all your holiday merriment!
What’s the deal with volume loss?
It’s a rude joke, but the more we laugh and smile, the more we develop smile and laugh lines that run from the nose down to the corners of the mouth. In fact, the more we move our mouth, we develop lines all around it. Marionette lines sag downward from the corners. Parentheses lines frame each side, like the punctuation marks. Barcode lines form on the lips and just above them.
It’s all a factor of collagen loss. After we have our 20th birthday, our bodies produce one additional percentage point less collagen every year. By the time we’re 50 that means our bodies are producing 30 percent less collagen. Since collagen is the protein that provides structural support for the skin, it’s no wonder we start to sag and develop lines and creases in our skin.
Hyaluronic acid to the rescue
Dermal fillers can replace some of that lost volume. All the fillers in the Restylane line we offer at UMass Memorial do this with hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body whose job is to hydrate and plump the skin. It does this by binding with water molecules.
When one of the Restylane fillers is injected beneath a line or area of volume loss, the hyaluronic acid binds with nearby water molecules, instantly adding volume and pushing the depressed skin back upwards.
Now’s the time
If you want to pump up the volume and get rid of those smile or parentheses lines, now is the perfect time. That way you’ll look great for the upcoming holiday parties on the calendar. We offer the full line of Restylane fillers to fit the different areas of your face. We’ll discuss with you the option we think fits your needs. And, unlike Botox injections that take a few days to fuller take effect, Restylane injections provide immediate results.
Add some volume to your holidays. Call us at UMass Memorial, (508) 334-5990, and schedule a dermal filler appointment.