As part of the natural aging process, the youthful fullness in our skin diminishes. This happens as the amount of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid (the components that give the skin this fullness), decrease in production as we get older. Many people want to regain their youthful appearance but don’t want to have to go through surgical procedures (plastic surgery) to accomplish their goal. Fortunately, there are other alternatives to getting surgery done. If you’re seeking a solution to your skin aging problems, we recommend that you make an appointment with our expert Elmhurst dermatologist, Charles Kleinberg, MD. Dr. Kleinberg will do a thorough exam, go over your medical history with you and discuss your goals with you. Dr. Kleinberg will then discuss possible treatment options with you based on your individual goals and health.
If you want to have a more youthful appearance in your face and/or hands and without having to get plastic surgery, dermal fillers may be a good option for you. Dermal fillers are one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments offered by our Elmhurst dermatologist to solve skin aging problems; helping patients to look and therefore feel younger. Dermal fillers are also known as “injectables”. This is because injections are used to fill the areas under the skin. The following are signs of aging that can be corrected through dermal filler treatments: wrinkles, deep creases and fine lines, thin or wrinkled lips, drooping brows, hallow cheeks (they plump up the cheeks), deep creases, a jaw line that is starting to lose firmness, a downturned mouth (can make one appear as if she is frowning constantly), scars that increase with age, fine lines and wrinkled, particularly around the eyes or mouth as well as crinkly and thin skin on the hands.
Different types of dermal fillers are available when you visit our Elmhurst dermatologist; synthetic and natural. Restylane is the top selling dermal filler brand world-wide because it’s safe and reliable. It’s a natural cosmetic dermal filler that’s composed of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance already present in your body. Dermal fillers are a great solution for many patients but they’re not appropriate for everyone. A well-trained dermatologist, such as our expert Elmhurst dermatologist, Charles Kleinberg, MD would need to make that determination. When you come to our office, Dr Kleinberg will determine if you’d be a good candidate for them. He’ll also discuss other possible treatment options with you so you can make the right choice for you. Dr. Kleinberg will take the time to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.