Facial fillers are a popular non-surgical option for those looking to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, lines, and folds. They can also be used to restore volume to sunken cheeks or temples, diminish vertical lip lines, improve lips, soften chin crease, and even improve a patient's lateral profile. Dermal fillers are injected under the skin to fill it and can be used to improve sagging cheeks, hands, or thin lips. The substances used are not exactly the same as Botox and some of the most common are hyaluronic acid fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane or Perlane.
Juvederm Voluma is the first FDA-approved filler in the U. S. for volumizing the middle face (cheeks) and is the first HA filler to include a 2-year effect statement on its label. It has also been shown to help patients look five years younger.
In addition to filling in wrinkles, Juvederm works great for multiple areas, including the lips and nasolabial areas (those parenthesis marks between the nose and mouth). Certain hyaluronic acids may be better than others for this area as some tend not to provide the optimal correction and may leave the area looking bulky or bumpy. Dermal fillers can be used almost anywhere on the face with unwanted lines or folds. We also use fillers to soften nasolabial folds and puppet lines.
One area that is growing in popularity, especially among women, is eliminating the appearance of wrinkles or fine lines in the chin area. Over time, sun exposure and weakening of the lower facial muscles can cause the chin area to appear orange peel. Fillers are a great way to give customers a smoother appearance on the underside of their faces. Originally developed to treat severe facial atrophy in HIV infection, this treatment is now approved by the FDA to address facial aging.
Dermal fillers decrease signs of aging in multiple facial areas by adding volume to regions that are sagging, as well as filling in wrinkles and lines. The good news is that these clients have received excellent results from fillers on very deep and extensive facial scars. Injecting a facial filler is usually an outpatient procedure performed with anesthetic medications. For the most part, the results of fillers last longer than Botox, and fillers are certainly less expensive and invasive than a surgical facelift.
Remember to never buy dermal filler material online, and don't try to inject dermal fillers yourself. See FDA advice for using dermal fillers safely and learn the difference between dermal fillers and botulinum toxin injectable products.