So, how do we create a naturally younger-looking face with Dermal Fillers?
Noticeable changes to the face are inevitable as we age. Yes, using creams, following a healthy lifestyle and staying out of the sun can all certainly help to reduce the effects of ageing. However, many people desire more significant results. This is where dermal fillers can come into the picture.
What Causes Signs of Aging?
It’s not necessarily true that following an extreme or harsh lifestyle will make a person age faster. The little things we do every day eventually “show up” on our faces. This includes chewing food, making expressions, squinting, furrowing our brows, pursing our lips and laughing.
Unfortunately, the slowdown of collagen and elastic production that occurs with age ushers in lines, wrinkles and volume loss. The loss of fat pads under the skin also causes us to lose that vivacious, healthy look that we enjoy during youth. Most people assume that they don’t have to worry about signs of ageing until their 40s or 50s. The reality is that the big collagen slowdown begins at around age 25 for most people.
Collagen reduction impacts everyone differently. Some people experience what seems like an extreme loss of volume and definition in the face. Others notice frown lines, laugh lines and crow’s feet creeping in. Changes that occur under the surface due to age-related bone loss or muscle tone also shift the way our features look.
How Do Dermal Fillers Make You Look Younger Without Surgery?
Some people automatically jump to thoughts of surgery when they see lines or “falling” features. That certainly may be the best route for some people who desire to look younger. However, many people achieve success using dermal fillers.
One misconception is that dermal fillers only “freeze” your face. This is untrue! They actually help to “plump up” and rebuild features to re-establish the healthy look of youth. Fillers are used strategically to create natural-looking contours and fill in pockets throughout the face. This helps to create that supple, cushioned look that is common in younger, collagen-rich skin.
Where Can You Use Dermal Fillers to Look Younger?
During any Dermal Filler procedure, it is important for the injector to assess the three major elements of the face, the Foundation – mid face region which includes the four aspects of the cheek, the Contours of the face, which includes the temples, jawline and chin and lastly but not least, the finishing touches of the lower face, including the lips, marionette lines, neck and nasolabial folds.
The customizable nature of a filler treatment means that each patient gets to decide where fillers are needed. Some people find that simply tackling tired, lined eyes turns back the clock years. Others are interested in creating an “uplifted” effect that incorporates the eyes, cheeks and lips. Here’s a look at common application sites for dermal fillers:
- The eye area and eyelids.
- Marionette lines, smile lines and frown lines around the mouth.
- Frown and furrow lines near the eyebrows and top of the nose.
- Thin or deflated lips (plumping).
- Chin creases.
- Neck creases.
- Along the cheekbones.
Looking younger using fillers is really a delicate dance of smoothing wrinkles while filling in areas of volume loss. The strategic use of fillers can really bring features back into balance. The goal is to reestablish that naturally fresh-faced look that used to greet us in the mirror!
What Exactly Is a Dermal Filler?
Dermal fillers provide a non-surgical, noninvasive way to address signs of aging. The method for using dermal fillers can be tailored to meet specific objectives. Fillers are injected below the skin to add volume that “fills in” areas where wrinkles and folds are creating tell-tale signs of ageing0. FDA-approved fillers like Juvéderm, Boletero and Restylane are commonly used. All contain a smooth, clear gel known as hyaluronic acid. Don’t let the complicated sound of the name fool you! Hyaluronic acid is actually something that our skin produces naturally. In fact, it is a common ingredient in many over-the-counter beauty serums and creams. Of course, there’s simply no way to achieve the same results you’d get from fillers using a topical treatment. The big benefit of using hyaluronic acid is that it’s tolerated nicely by the body due to the fact that it is something that is produced naturally.
Yes, the volume created from injections contributes to the noticeable results that are seen when using dermal fillers. However, many people are surprised to discover that their skin appears smoother and softer following injections. This happens because hyaluronic acid actually nourishes the skin with vital nutrients that create a more radiant look from within.
How Long Do Youthful Results Last After Getting Dermal Fillers?
Many people are so in love with their anti-aging results that they automatically begin to worry that the results will wear off! Dermal fillers provide semi-permanent results that can be expected to stay in place for anywhere from six to 18 months. Many people maintain their results without missing a beat by simply scheduling maintenance appointments. It’s also possible to tweak results after an initial visit to create additional smoothness or volume in specific areas of the face.
What Should I Expect When Getting Dermal Fillers?
The actual process of getting filler injections is very relaxed and pleasant. There is very little prep time required. An appointment typically takes less than an hour. This is a very different experience from something like a facelift or cosmetic surgery.
Will It Be Obvious That I Got Fillers to Look Younger?
Some patients experience a little swelling or bruising immediately following injection. However, side effects subside very quickly. That means that most people are able to resume their daily lives without interruption following injections.
For most people, the goal of fillers is not to create a dramatic makeover. They simply want to become better, younger-looking versions of themselves. This means that you will look more like you did years ago. Most patients report that they receive compliments about looking healthier or more refreshed.
There are steps that can be taken to create ultra-subtle results if you’re concerned about the obviousness of having a cosmetic procedure done.
Book your appointment today and start your journey to a naturally younger looking face.