The only non-surgical facelift alternative, dermal fillers to rejuvenate the appearance of the face. Using dermal fillers with Botox is a winning combination. This power couple of injectables is frequently called a lunchtime facelift. Botox eliminates wrinkles in the brows and eyes, and provides a lift to the brow for a refreshed, energized look. Dermal fillers are then applied to the lower third of the face to lift the cheek bones and sharpen the jawline.
Avoid Surgery Forever
No one has ever gone to bed at age 22 and woken up the next day to find they now look 52. In fact, the aging process is so gradual we become accustomed to the reflection we see day after day. Only when looking at old pictures do we really recall what we “used to “ look like. Thanks to the proliferation of digital images and social media, these reminders of what was are more frequent.
That being said, there is no magic number to start prevention. The short answer is to start as soon as you notice the signs of aging. It is important to note that starting treatment with fillers earlier in life can prevent ever having to consider a surgical procedure.
How Long Do Fillers Last?
On average, fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to over 1 year. The effect is gone once the body absorbs it, at a rate which varies from person to person. Most people have their fillers touched up twice a year for maintenance.
Lip Augmentation and Other Uses for Fillers
Fillers can be used for contouring the face. These gels offer many people an alternative to surgeries. Dermal fillers can now be used in place of implants to contour areas of the face like the lips, nose, chin, and jawline.
Simple imperfections like a bump on the nose, or small upper lip can be corrected in 30 minutes.
60 year old patient
“Talk about instant gratification! My jowls instantly and magically disappeared! It took YEARS off my appearance and made me feel on top of the world.”
Let’s Talk About Facial Aging
So… what exactly are the signs of aging on the face?
In youth the cheekbones are high and well defined, and the jaw line is also well defined, yet soft. This is called ‘The Triangle of Youth’.
The opposite is true when we age, the ‘triangle’ becomes inverted with the passing of time. The face begins to lose fat around our 30’s and gets progressively worse. With time the skin becomes deflated giving the appearance of sagging or hollowness.
Adding dermal filler in areas where the volume has been lost provides a subtle lift to the skin, restores volume, and eliminates visible wrinkles.
- High cheekbones
- Supple cheeks
- Well defined jawline
- Smooth skin
- Deflated, sagging cheeks
- Deep lines around the nose and mouth
- Loose jawline or chin folds
- Creased, wrinkled skin
Dermal fillers are one of the most effective ways to reverse the signs of aging on the face. Those in the advance stages of facial aging, who are suffering from excess skin and loss of elasticity may be advised to undergo a traditional facelift.
What’s in dermal fillers?
There are so many fillers out there, the majority of which are made up of hyaluronic acids, sugar molecules, and collagen. These can be manufactured in a lab or derived from animals like cows and pigs.
Made to mimic human tissue in consistency, injectable fillers do just that; they fill a space beneath the skin to add or restore volume to an area like the lips.
Injectable Soft Tissue Work in 2 Ways:
By filling the spaces under the skin that cause wrinkles or by adding volume to contour different areas of the face.
When applied by an expert, adding volume to strategic points has the added benefit of providing a gentle lift to the surrounding areas.