What do Fillers do to Your Face?
The hard truth about aging is that while it’s a natural process, there is no escaping the fact that it will affect everybody to some degree. If increasing fine lines, deepening wrinkles or decreasing facial volume have you down, fillers may be an excellent tool for feeling like yourself again. What do fillers do to your face?
As we age, areas of repetitive motion (like smile lines, frown lines or crows feet from eye movement) begin to show creases. The fullness of our facial tissue decreases as collagen production slows down and the location of fat pads change. Combined, this is a recipe for more visible wrinkles. While some wrinkles can be slowed down with ingredients like Retinol or “frozen” with injectables like Botox, the fact is that the fine lines or low volume are still present. The way to fill them back in for a smooth, full looking face? Fillers!
Fillers are a gel-like substance that is injected into a targeted area, such as a hollow part of the face or a wrinkle, to smooth or add volume. Fillers are used to accomplish many unique facial goals.
- Plumping the Skin: As volume and fullness decrease with age, skin can begin to sag or look deflated. Fillers bring back lift and life to the skin.
- Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Fillers fill in fine lines and wrinkles, giving you a smooth face with fewer signs of aging.
- Fill in Hollow Spots: In addition to filling in lines, fillers can also be used to address acne scars or skin pitting.
- Create Contours and Shape: If you have sunken cheekbones, fillers can be a great way to create definition and contouring.
- Correct Asymmetry: While most people do not have perfectly symmetrical faces, noticeable structural differences can be corrected with fillers.
- Add Volume to the Lips: Fillers can be injected directly into the lips to create volume and adjust shape.
- Smooth Hands: Hands are often overlooked when it comes to anti-aging treatment, but they are also one of the first areas to give away your age. Fillers can return a youthful appearance to the hands.
There are many brands of fillers, so it’s important to speak with your doctor about which one is right for you based on your goals. Many are made with substances that naturally occur in the body, like hyaluronic acid, while others contain synthetic ingredients. The area will dictate how often touch ups are needed; some will last weeks and others last months or even a year. Fillers vary in the type of aging they target (such as fine lines, deeper wrinkles or sculpting). Another consideration is what area you want to treat (some are approved for use around the mouth or in the lips, while others are meant for the eyes, cheeks or hands).
Ready to rejuvenate your look and ward off signs of aging? Dr. Kevin Perman’s experience with fillers spans decades. Call (301) 571-0000 to schedule an appointment to discuss your filler options.