What are dermal fillers?
In short, fillers help to diminish facial lines, restore volume, and add fullness to the face. As we age, we all lose volume in our faces (lips, cheeks, under eyes) as there is generally a loss in subcutaneous fat. As there is less fat, our muscles work closer to the skin, creating deeper smile lines and crow’s feet. There are other factors that contribute to deeper lines and loss of volume, including sun exposure, lifestyle, and genetics. Cosmetic fillers can literally fill in the areas of volume loss, giving us the appearance of a more youthful face, at a fraction of the cost (and downtime) of “traditional” surgical facelifts. Wrinkle fillers can also be used as “volumizers’ ‘ – plumping and lifting trouble areas like cheeks, jawlines, chins, and temples, or filling in thin lips – or to help fill in acne scars. Treatments are usually quick and easy. For the most natural looking results, you want to work with someone who has experience, as well as artistic eye for detail. Ideally, the use of dermal fillers help you look like a younger, natural, refreshed version of yourself.