As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and volume, leading to wrinkles, lines, and folds in areas of the face that are affected by common muscle movement. These areas include the eyes, forehead, and corners of the mouth. In addition to aging, regular sleeping positions, poor hydration, and rapid changes in weight can also contribute to wrinkles. Fortunately, there are treatments available to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore volume to the face.
Dermal fillers are one such treatment that can be used to improve the appearance of facial lines and volume loss caused by age or certain medical conditions. Hyaluronic facial fillers are a popular choice for this purpose as they help maintain shape, level skin depressions, and provide hydration. When considering a filler treatment, it is important to keep in mind that it takes about two weeks for the filler to “settle” once injected. Therefore, it is best to avoid any physical manipulations on your face for at least two weeks after the treatment.
In some cases, Botox may be combined with fillers for a synergistic effect. For example, upper lip lines are caused by muscle activity (Botox relaxes muscles) as well as loss of lip volume (fillers add needed volume). Filler may also be used in the glabella to complement the action of Botox. Different fillers can be used in different parts of the face depending on the problem area and the optimal filler substance.It is important to note that if you have an important event scheduled for the next week or two where your facial appearance is important, it is not advisable to undergo a filler treatment.