Dermal fillers are one of the most popular and in-demand cosmetic treatments today, and with good reason. These small-but-powerful fillers have extraordinary plumping, contouring, and sculpting abilities.
How Dermal Fillers Work
No one is exempt from the signs of aging, no matter how well we take care of ourselves. As we age and lose facial volume, the contour of the face changes, causing shadow patterns to develop, while youthful highlights fade. Over time, the skin begins to turn hollow, sag, or becomes wrinkled. We lose our youthful, plump, firm skin and it becomes thinner, showing the underlying blood vessels. The lips thin out and lose their shape.
In our youth, facial features are defined and well contoured. This is commonly described as the triangle of youth. As aging occurs, the triangle becomes inverted. Generally as we age, facial bone changes, soft tissues (like muscles) fall due to gravity, and skin sags and droops downward. Facial fat-pads shift, while the fat-pads beneath the chin can increase in prominence, causing fullness between the neck and chin, also known as a “double chin.” The effect of the lower face getting fuller can be described as the pyramid of age. Dermal fillers work in different ways, but one of the primary ways they work is by providing hyaluronic acid to the areas where our body is no longer producing it or is lacking volume.
The goal of facial aesthetic treatment is to help temporarily restore facial volume and correct age related shadow patterns inherent to the aging face. Talk to your aesthetic specialist today about a facial assessment and discuss customized treatment options for your facial structure, genetics, and aging process, and learn how you can increase your satisfaction with your appearance.
Gaining a better understanding of how your face becomes altered over time may help you and your aesthetic specialist decide on the best treatment options to address your individual concerns.