Dermal fillers are commonly used to restore volume and fullness to the face and diminish fine facial lines. They work by restoring the layer of subcutaneous fat that we lose as we age, filling in gaps that could result in the appearance of crow's feet and smile lines.
Dermal fillers are great for those with signs of early aging or simply as a first introduction in preventive facial rejuvenation surgery. Dermal fillers can't perform miracles, but help delay the time before facial surgery becomes an appropriate course of action. Below are some things dermal fillers are commonly used for.
Use #1: Filling in cheeks
One of the most common uses for dermal fillers is to plump up underdeveloped cheeks to make a person look younger and more attractive. When you age you lose a lot of subcutaneous fat that results in sunken looking cheeks and a very gaunt appearance, particularly if you're already fit and trim. These fillers replace this lost fat, adding definition and plumpness to your face without making it look fat. They are excellent for fixing asymmetrical features with few cons when done in the correct manner and are useful for most people in their thirties and onwards.
Use #2: Filling in lips
The right amount and placement of dermal filler can give everybody a smile to die for, allowing for plump and attractive lips. Fillers are commonly used to fill in the vermilion border that result in smokers lines, reducing the appearance and severity of these lines. However, you should be careful to avoid the trap of thinking more is better, as this can lead to incredibly puffy lips that are obviously fake. As with a lot of beauty treatments, less is more.
Use #3: Correcting frown lines
Botox is the go-to cure for frown lines, but sometimes it isn't enough. This is where dermal fillers come in, though they take a long time to apply and the technique can be difficult to master. However, the change is longer lasting than Botox and the results are generally more natural than is sometimes seen with Botox injections.
Use #4: Correcting nose profiles
Fillers can be used as structural material to correct any bumps or hooked noses, correct asymmetry and even lift bridges with very low risk and very little downtime. Dermal fillers can completely eliminate the need for rhinoplasty, and whenever you can do something without invasive surgery it should be your first option.
Use #5: Correcting eyebrows and temples
Two areas that are especially vulnerable to the loss of subcutaneous fat are the eyebrows and temples. Loss of volume in your temples can make you look a bit peanut-headed, and is a simple and quick fix with dermal fillers. Eyebrows tend to sag, and a very small dose of filler in the outer eyebrow can make you look more awake and younger.
Use #6: Chins and Jawline
Your chin and jawline have a massive impact on the way people see you from all sorts of different angles. Increased chin projection is a great use of fillers, since it defines your face and gives you a much less flabby appearance. Even people who have a good chin projection can benefit from some dermal filler to keep the area around the mouth looking as it did previously. Many women also find that as they age their jawline tends to sag and they get the appearance of jowls. Fillers are an excellent way to straighten the jawline and give a younger profile.
Dermal fillers are a great and non-invasive way to get some volume and youth back without surgical procedures.