Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow's feet become more apparent. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.
There are several different types of dermal fillers. Some common types are: Radiesse, Bellafill, Sculptra, Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane. We will discuss the products that will best address your aesthetic concerns at your consultation.
What dermal fillers can do
Plump thin lips
Enhance shallow contours
Soften facial creases and wrinkles
Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
Decrease or remove the shadow of the lower lids
Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery.
What dermal fillers can't do
For some patients, we will recommend combination treatments such as skin tightening and non-surgical brow lift or eye lifts. Combination therapy can offer impressive results for most aesthetic concerns.
It is important to remember that dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging and that ongoing treatments will be needed for long-term results.