Smooth Out Sagging Skin With the Help of Dermal Fillers

By: Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz


If you're looking to rejuvenate your sagging skin or retain a more youthful look, dermal fillers can be an excellent option. Dermal fillers come in many types and can restore your skin's appearance to give you a smooth complexion. At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz offers fillers to patients in Wellesley, MA, as well as the surrounding areas of Newton, Waltham, Needham, Natick and Dover, MA.

Keep reading to find out how dermal fillers can help restore your skin's youthful look.

What are dermal fillers, and how do they work?

Most injectables fall into one of two categories – wrinkle relaxers (such as BOTOX®) or fillers. Wrinkle relaxers keep the muscles on your face from contracting, so you cannot form dynamic wrinkles when you move your face. Eventually, they can help get rid of the static wrinkles that are left behind even when you're not smiling, furrowing, or frowning.

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, may almost immediately restore volume to your face in the areas where you have wrinkles, fine lines, sagging, or even some indented scars to plump and smooth skin. They are also used to add volume to areas like the lips, cheeks, and hands to restore a youthful appearance.

There are many different types of dermal fillers, and Dr. Pomerantz will help you choose which is right for your needs based on the area you're trying to treat. Most fillers last for months, while others can last over a year. During your initial consultation, you'll be instructed on what to expect from your unique treatment.

Dermal fillers can be used independently or as part of a more extensive set of cosmetic treatments.

Do dermal fillers reduce sagging skin?

Dermal fillers help reduce sagging skin and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. When you get fillers, a topical anesthetic is applied to the treatment area before the injection for a comfortable treatment. Then, the fillers are injected in areas that need plumping, smoothing, and lifting.

Dermal fillers may contain different ingredients, such as hyaluronic acid (HA), collagen microspheres, or other substances designed to fill in hollow areas or encourage your body to produce more collagen.

The whole process takes around half an hour or less and allows patients to return to their daily routines following treatment.

Most dermal fillers are used on the face or hands to firm up saggy skin.

Where can I get dermal fillers to treat wrinkles and sagging skin?

Dermal fillers can improve sagging skin in the following areas:

  • Marionette and parentheses lines around the mouth
  • Lines around the nose
  • Hands
  • Cheeks
  • Lips
  • Chin
  • Jawline
  • Forehead

It's important to note that dermal fillers can give you a more youthful look, but they can't produce the extreme lifting that comes with cosmetic surgery techniques such as a facelift, eye lift, or brow lift. Fillers are typically used to improve sagging skin in the early stages for patients who want to put off surgery.

The good news is that, depending on the filler, most results are visible almost immediately. If your filler is designed to help your body produce more collagen, it may take weeks or months to see full results, but the payoff is longer-lasting smoothing and lifting.

Treat sagging skin with dermal fillers in Wellesley, MA

At VivaSkin Dermatology and Aesthetics, we're here to help patients in Wellesley, MA, as well as the surrounding areas of Newton, Westin, Needham, and Dover, MA learn more about the right dermal fillers for their needs.

To get started, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hyemin Pomerantz to discuss your aesthetic goals.