Wrinkles and drooping skin are the unwanted gifts of age. With aging comes the breakdown of collagen and elastin, the supporting tissues of skin, and in some there is a loss of facial fat. Wrinkles can be worsened by sun exposure, nicotine, and facial expressions (pursing the lips and furrowing the brow). The overall result is that the face loses elasticity and volume.
At Bay Area Laser Skin Care, we utilize dermal fillers that contain hyaluronic acid (e.g., Juvederm and Restylane). Hyaluronic acid is a substance which is naturally found in the body. These products are injected into the folds and creases to soften and smooth away the effects of age. This is a minimally invasive procedure with minimal downtime. Potential side effects of bruising or swelling are usually minor and short-lived.