Incorporating Fillers Into Your Regular Beauty Routine

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No matter how you look at it, time affects your skin. Gravity, sun, and simple biological changes that happen with time all change the way you look. Luckily, modern medical science has given us some tools to maintain the fresh, lovely look of youth for much longer than was possible in the past. 

Why your skin changes

Even with the best possible skin routine, eventually, you’re going to lose the fullness and elasticity your skin once had. That’s partly because your body doesn’t produce as much collagen and elastin as you age, and partly due to environmental factors. Even your own facial expressions, which are vital to who you are, contribute to the appearance of lines and wrinkles over time.

As your body produces less collagen, you begin to lose volume, see sags and folds, and wrinkles form. A good example that you’ve probably seen is the nasolabial folds that tend to form from your nose to each corner of your mouth. They’re sometimes called marionette lines. 

Nasolabial folds form because there’s less collagen plumping your skin and because your face moves as you smile, frown, and make other expressions. Over time, the creases created by your expressions become etched into your skin. 

What dermal fillers do

There are different types of dermal fillers, but they all work to fill in wrinkles so that your skin smooths back out. Depending on your goals, dermal fillers can smooth wrinkles, restore lost volume, and enhance the fresh appearance of your skin.

Most fillers contain hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in your body. It helps keep your body hydrated and it may stimulate collagen production.

Autologous fat — fat from your own body — can be used as a dermal filler as well. It’s a more intense process because you have to have liposuction for the fat to be harvested. But one of the benefits is that you don’t risk an allergic reaction.

Another option is calcium hydroxylapatite, which is found in human bones. This is the heaviest dermal filler. A synthetic version is combined with a water-based gel to fill deep creases and add fullness to your cheeks.

The dermal filler that is most likely to work best for you depends on a host of factors, and Dr. Kiran Polavarapu makes recommendations based on your circumstances and your goals. 

Why make injectable fillers a regular thing? 

Regardless of the type of filler, eventually the effect wears off. Additionally, no matter what tools you wield in the battle against time, you can’t stop gravity, sun, or the hands of the clock.

One of the most effective approaches is to combine fillers with other treatments as necessary. For example, laser treatments to eliminate visible signs of sun damage may stimulate collagen production, while fillers add volume, giving you an overall refreshed look. You may benefit from Botox injections to eliminate wrinkles around your eyes along with a filler to smooth away marionette lines. 


Most dermal filler injectables last from three to six months with some variation depending on your skin, the type of filler, and environmental factors. By scheduling regular appointments at Polavarapu Plastic Surgery, you’ll stay a step ahead and maintain the healthiest, most beautiful skin possible.

Book a consultation today to determine the course of action that will keep you looking your best, for the longest time possible. You can use our simple online scheduling tool, or simply call our office between 8am and 5pm, Monday through Friday. 

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