If you have been obsessing over the signs of aging, and surfing the Internet looking for information, you may already know a bit about dermal fillers. They are simply injectable compounds that are used to plump up your lips or cheeks, smooth out wrinkles, and make your skin look better. But you may not know exactly how they work.

So, here is how dermal fillers work, and why you might need them.

Once you hit the age of 25 or so, your body stops making elastin and collagen, which are proteins that keep your skin smooth and firm. When that happens, your cheeks can begin to look sunken, and your eyes can appear hollow and develop crows-feet. Dermal fillers work to replace the missing collagen and elastin, so that your skin looks younger.

Dermal fillers are available from your plastic surgeon. There are many different dermal fillers, like Restylane, Juvaderm and Belotero. Your plastic surgeon can advise you as to which treatment is best for you.

Now, you may be worried about having compounds injected into your face, but the fact is that one of the reasons dermal fillers are so popular is because they are extremely safe. There are a few side effects like swelling, redness and itching, but these almost always go away within a few days of the injection. And as long as your dermal fillers are injected by a competent practitioner like Dr. Craig E. Berris, you can be assured that they are safe.

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If you are experiencing undesirable signs of aging and would like a more youthful appearance, contact us at the Center for Cosmetic Eyelid & Laser Surgery. We are located at 77 Scripps Drive, Suite 201, Sacramento, CA 95825, and you can call us at 916-929-6707. If you would rather book on line, just use the form on our Contact Us page.