Dermal filler injections are currently one of the most popular treatments in the field of medical aesthetics – and for good reason. The injections require no recovery time and provide immediate results! Medical grade filler injections typically consist of hyaluronic acid or collagen, which occurs in the skin naturally. The injections restore collagen that is lost with age, creating an effect that fills in wrinkles & plumps volume in desired areas. Where could your face benefit from filler injections? Check out this list of 6 common areas where fillers can be used!
Plumping the lips might be today’s most well-known use for dermal fillers, thanks to certain celebrities (who may or may not over plump!). Despite a frequent association with over filling, lip filler treatments can be easily customized to achieve a subtle enhancement to the natural shape of the lips & to even out the texture by filling in lines & creating symmetry.
The cheeks are an area that tends to experience volume loss with age, especially for runners & those who participate in high impact exercise. Expertly injected fillers can restore volume & the youthful appearance to the cheeks without the “face freezing” affects that can be associated with Botox. This creates an overall energized & younger looking face without the traditional face lift surgery, which is invasive & requires significant recovery period.
Fill in Forehead Lines
Unlike Botox, which temporarily paralyzes muscles to eliminate the movement causing certain wrinkles, fillers reduce the appearance of static lines visible even when the face is at rest. The injections do this by literally filling in the lines with hyaluronic acid, an already naturally occurring component of the skin.
Reshape the Chin or Nose
Dermal filler injections are commonly used as a nonsurgical option to reshape areas such as the chin, jawline or nose. This can improve a patient’s side profile & reduce the appearance of a sagging neck. Thanks to this, fillers have eliminated the need for surgical procedures to fix these commonly complaints.
Eliminate Marionette Lines & Nasolabial Folds
Marionette lines are those lines below each corner of the mouth that can significantly add age to ones face, and as you probably already guessed, resemble those of a marionette doll. Fillers can very easily fill in that lost volume in these lines to instantly take years off a face and restore balance with the rest of the face. Often referred to as smile lines, nasolabial folds are the lines seen from the sides of nose to the corners of the mouth. This area is easily corrected with filler to create a softer, youthful yet natural look to the face.
Reduce Appearance of Scars
Scars can create indents & uneven texture, and are especially unwanted on any area of the face. Even if they are barely noticeable to others, facial scars are a common insecurity for people who have them. Fortunately, dermal fillers can be used to lessen the appearance of scars & even out the surrounding texture. Eliminating scars as well as the other common uses of dermal fillers allow for a subtle & nonsurgical solution to facial imperfections, often times leading to an overall increase in self confidence in the patients electing for this procedure!