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How Collagen Fillers Can Help You Look Younger

Visible aging is a normal part of getting older, but you can suffer from volume loss and wrinkles even when you’re young. Regardless of your age, injectables like collagen fillers and Botox® can help fill in and hide these wrinkles. 

If you’re unhappy with your appearance and spend hours fretting over the lines on your face, replenishing the collagen in your skin can help you look and feel younger. 

The cosmetics team at Ventura Eye Institute, in Camarillo, California, can provide safe, accurate, and effective collagen filler injections, and you might be amazed at how much fuller and firmer they make your skin look.  

Understanding collagen and how it works  

Our skin is supported by two primary proteins: collagen and elastin. They form the fiber framework of our skin, which can deteriorate over time. Young people experience fewer wrinkles because their skin is still producing greater amounts of collagen and elastin to replace what’s being lost. 

However, as we grow older, protein production begins to decrease. This results in volume loss, which in turn leads to deep wrinkles and sagging. Collagen injections replenish the skin and provide more protein for your body to work with. 

Why deep wrinkles need collagen 

Before going in for collagen fillers, it’s important to understand the difference between static and dynamic wrinkles. Many people get these confused, so they end up choosing the wrong treatment. 

Purified neurotoxins like Botox injections work on dynamic wrinkles, which are caused by skin creasing. As you make expressions, your skin has to crease and bunch up to move with your muscles. If your skin is not tight enough, this can cause dynamic wrinkles to form. If you freeze the nerves and muscles underneath, the wrinkles are less obvious. 

Collagen fillers are different. They fill in static wrinkles, which are deeply set grooves that don’t disappear when you change expressions. Using Botox on these wrinkles won’t help, because they aren’t caused by muscles pulling the skin into a wrinkle; instead, they’re caused by volume loss and gravity. 

How collagen helps you look younger 

Wrinkle fillers made of collagen can be used to plump your cheeks and lips, fill in marionette and smile lines, and correct other deep wrinkles. They can also be combined with neurotoxins like Botox to completely transform your face. If they’re done correctly, these injections can give your skin a tighter, healthier, and more youthful appearance. 

You can choose from a number of different collagen fillers, and your aesthetician can help you determine which are best for you. Everyone has unique wrinkles, so it’s important to find a master injector who knows how to use these fillers correctly. 

Are you curious about what collagen injections can do for you?  Call our Camarillo, California, office at 805-388-1211 or book your appointment online to find out if collagen fillers might be right for you.  

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