The skin is our largest organ and protects us against the environments including rain, sun, hot and cold.
It is an important factor in protecting us against disease as it keeps pathogens from freely entering our bodies.
There are many layers of the skin, each with their function and composition. The outer layer is called the epidermis, and this is the layer we see. It does not have a blood supply, but gets its nourishment from the other layers by a process called diffusion.
When we look at someone, what we see is their skin. We see gender, heritage, and age along with many other factors.
Over time skins ages and loses some of its elasticity. Muscle tone increases, collagen metabolism decreases and the skin shows sign of aging.
Many people do not like when wrinkles start showing in their facial skin and there are things you can do. Most importantly your skin responds to a healthy lifestyle. Some of the key factors in wrinkle reduction are good nutrition, less exposure to sun rays, and refraining from smoking.
In addition to that, you can get help from dermal fillers. These are fillers that are injected under the skin by a professional Aesthetician or Aesthetics Practitioner. The injections require much skill and should never be attempted by anyone but a professional.
Some of the most common fillers are Hyaluronic Acid, Calcium hydroxylapatite, Autologous fat, or human or bovine derived collagen. In addition to the dermal fillers, other injections may consist of muscle relaxants, such as Botox, Dysport or Myobloc.
Although a filler like Hyaluronic Acid is naturally occuring in the body, there can be adverse reactions to it. Such reactions can include allergic reactions, infections, lumps or bumps, or vascular occlusion. It is important that you discuss any treatment with your Dermatologist or Aesthetic Practitioner.