A walk through the cosmetic section of any department store, or even a stroll through the aisles of your local drug store, will leave you both amazed and confused by the tremendous number of creams, gels, and serums specifically formulated for treating the wrinkles and creases that are a part of the face’s natural aging process. Many contain ingredients once found only in your plastic surgeon or dermatologist’s clinic.
Cosmetic companies spend millions of dollars on promoting these products, and their message inevitably is that going to a plastic surgeon is expensive, but that the “face lift in a jar” they offer will give you the “same results for a lot less money”.
There’s nothing wrong with these lotions and potions when they’re manufactured by reputable cosmetic or drug companies. Many clearly contain ingredients that have been found to be very effective in repairing wrinkles and filling in facial creases. But the dizzying list of ingredients on the package can be misleading.
The problem lies in the concentrations and the effectiveness of the delivery of the active ingredients into the skin layer where it might even begin to be beneficial. If the product cannot deliver a sufficient amount of the active ingredient to the right place its effects will ultimately be disappointing, not to mention expensive.
Many women (and men, too) have experienced significant improvement after applying some of these highly promoted products, but often the improvement is simply due to their daily application of moisturizing creams to facial skin that had been sorely neglected for years. The anti-aging effect at the inner layers of skin simply isn’t taking place because the active ingredient doesn’t succeed in penetrating the epidermis, or outermost layer of skin.
Board-Certified plastic surgeons and licensed dermatologists use fine needles to inject dermalfillers under the epidermis into the layer of the skin called the dermis where the aging is actually taking place due to a reduction in collagen or moisture retention capability. Dermal fillers are specifically formulated to fill in creases, add collagen, or stimulate the skin’s natural water retention or collagen production capabilities so your face actually becomes smoother, plumper and more youthful looking.
The effects of dermal filler treatments can last for months or even years which makes them cost effective. It can turn out to be less expensive in the long run to go to a plastic surgeon or certified dermatologist for treatments that are tailored to your individual skin needs and deliver significant and satisfying results.