Do you sometimes wish you were a little fuller in the face here, or sharper in some features there?
While wrinkles and acne make some noise when they show up, sagging in the face tends to creep up on us when we are not watching, caused mainly by the gradual effects of gravity, age, and bone resorption.
What happens as we age is that our skull becomes smaller through bone resorption, so our skin and tissue starts to hang a little loose, causing facial volume loss. Our skin also grows less supple and elastic, so the combined effect is saggy and lax skin that creates a gaunt and aged appearance over time.
Dermal fillers are useful for plumping up our skin to smoothen out the lines and surfaces and restoring signs of youth. It can also be used to sculpt our face to give our face more definition.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are made of various kinds of safe ingredients that have been developed for injection into the skin. Many filler brands contain hyaluronic acid, which is a natural compound found in our body that helps to hydrate and add volume to our skin. Dermal fillers are designed for injection into the skin to plump it up and create a fuller and more youthful facade. They are also used to contour and sculpt the face to give more shape and definition to our facial features.
Dermal fillers for anti-aging
Dermal fillers can be administered in the cheeks area to plump up the cheeks, or fill in the nasolabial folds (that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth) and even those “marionette lines” that extend from the corners all the way down the face. Dermal fillers can also be applied just below the eyes to reduce the sign of eye bags.
Dermal fillers for facial shaping
Dermal fillers can also be used for facial shaping, to lend more definition to certain features and areas. With 3D projection, a combination of filler techniques is used for the nose, cheek, chin, and other areas of the face to create a sculpted v-shape silhouette. Fillers can be combined with other treatments such as Ultherapyand botulinum neuromodulators for the desired effect.