How Can Dermal Fillers Be Used to Help Me Look Younger?
We can think about the ways the dermal fillers can be used from the top down. The wonderful thing about the current generation of synthetic hyaluronic acid fillers is that you don’t have to wait for them to take effect as the results are instant. You will literally see your wrinkles and lines soften and sometimes disappear before your eyes. Modern dermal fillers last for a good length of time, that is, about six to nine months, and they also promote a small amount of new collagen production in the areas that have been filled which results in a progressive smoothing and rejuvenation of the filled area.
So if we think about the face, we can start with those deep forehead lines that can develop as we age. They do respond to Botox treatment, but sometimes Botox isn’t enough and some dermal filler can make all the difference. Deep lines between the eyebrows usually need filler treatment as well as Botox, and this can produce a dramatically effective cosmetic result.
Moving down the face we can think about the dark circles that people can get underneath the eyes. When these are permanent, that is, not just after a bad night’s sleep it can be due to thin skin which shows up the dark blue veins underneath. Dermal filling here can produce a very satisfactory correction.
Next there are those lines between the cheeks and the mouth and from the corners of the mouth sagging down producing a somewhat sad expression. They tend to deepen with time and become overly pronounced. Again, dermal fillers can soften these and even correct down-turned lip corners.
Jaw lines can become quite pointed due to jowl formation. It used to be thought that the only way to correct that was by means of a face lift. Nowadays it is appreciated that correction of the loss of volume along the front of the jaw line itself can give a dramatic improvement in appearance.
The skin of the hands can become excessively thin with age, and this is often a give-away even when the face still looks quite young. Some filler volume injected under the skin of the hands can correct this instantaneously.
Finally there is the chest area between the breasts and the neck. Often this area is neglected when sun screen is applied and the skin suffers from thinning due to loss of elasticity as a result of ultraviolet radiation exposure from the sun. Injection of small volumes of filler over this area can make a big difference.