Volume loss is one of the top causes of visible facial aging. This is especially true when the volume is lost in the middle and lower portions of the face. This is what causes loose, sagging skin along the jawline, dark hollows beneath the eyes and at the cheeks, deep creasing along the nasolabial folds, and marionette lines that travel from the corners of the mouth down to the outer edges of the chin. Fortunately, facial fillers can be used to correct all of these issues and more. In fact, some fillers are even able to fully hydrate the skin from the inside out, even as they correct static facial wrinkling. The result is a smoother and more refined appearance overall, along with a dewy and truly youthful-looking complexion.
Many of the world’s best topical anti-aging products are largely focused on restoring suppleness and elasticity to the skin. Unfortunately, even remarkable improvements in these areas will not undo the ravages of volume loss. As people grow older and facial volume is gradually diminished, this can leave the skin with a loose and sagging appearance. It is also responsible for the formation of deep, static wrinkles that remain visible and present even when the facial muscles are completely relaxed.
Many of the top fillers are largely comprised of hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance that exists in your connective tissues, skin, and joints to promote optimum hydration. Whether naturally occurring or inserted into the skin as part of an anti-aging facial filler, HA immediately attracts and binds itself to local water molecules. This simultaneously hydrates the area and increases volume. The resulting plumping effect can quickly minimize the appearance of marionette lines, peri-oral wrinkles that radiate outwards from the mouth, creases that travel along the nasolabial folds, and hollows just beneath the cheekbone. HA-based fillers can also have a tightening effect on loose skin at the chin and along the jawline. By restoring lost volume, these products essentially return the visage back to its full and youthful condition.
There are also fillers that can be used to eliminate volume loss and creases that are giving the lips an aged and unappealing appearance. These fillers are frequently used to revitalize lips that have sustained significant wear and to strategically refine and redefine a patient’s natural lip shape. They are perfect for both anti-aging treatments and non-surgical lip augmentation.
When compared to invasive anti-aging procedures, there’s a very impressive range of benefits that nearly all facial fillers can provide. To start, these treatments take mere minutes to complete. Moreover, the results of filler injections can start manifesting within just a matter of hours or days. Patients do not receive any incisions and they are not subject to any significant amount of downtime. In fact, with a standard anti-aging filler appointment, most people can look forward to recoveries that last just two to six hours.
HA-based fillers are incredibly popular due to their large natural composition. Many people also love the fact that the results of these injections are only temporary. Given that the body is capable of recognizing HA and gradually breaking it down, there is virtually no risk of obtaining permanent aesthetic changes that you aren’t happy with. Many standard HA-based facial fillers last just six to nine months. For those who want longer-lasting results, however, there are also HA fillers made with special cross-linking technologies that can last 12 to 18 months. There are even injectables made with Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres that are intended to produce semi-permanent results for those seeking to regain lost facial volume in a far more lasting way.
Dr. Hetal Fichadia can help you determine whether or not dermal fillers are right for you. Cosmetic issues such as dynamic facial wrinkles which include both crow’s feet and frown lines are often best resolved with injectable neurotoxins. Conversely, facial fillers can provide an effective and fast-acting fix to many of the most common signs of facial volume loss and advanced facial aging. Scheduling a consultation appointment is a great way to learn more about these products, and to determine which of the available solutions can help you reach your cosmetic goals.