Sooner or later, we all begin showing some signs of age. The skin begins to sag. Wrinkles and fine lines form.
These processes are inevitable, but not irreversible. Dermal fillers provide an effective, non-surgical way to rejuvenate the face and gain natural-looking and attractive results.
One of the benefits of dermal fillers is that they can be used in many different parts of the face. Here are 12 specific ways dermal fillers can help you attain your cosmetic goals.
Where Can You Use Fillers on Your Face?
The forehead lines, also known as “surprise lines,” tend to become more prominent as we age. These lines may be caused by simple genetics, sun damage, or even smoking. Dermal fillers can help to “fill in” and smooth over these lines, minimizing their appearance. Often, the best treatment for forehead lines involves a combination of fillers and BOTOX®.
Dermal fillers can be used for a “chemical brow lift,” lifting the eyebrows into a more desirable position. Many patients find this to be a welcome alternative to surgical brow lifts, which require a prolonged recovery time.
The glabellar lines, also called frown lines, are vertical creases that appear between the eyebrows. They can cause you to appear fatigued or simply cranky, but dermal fillers can be used to smooth over these lines, giving you a more relaxed appearance. This is another area where dermal fillers can be most effective when paired with Botox.
Crow’s feet are the fine lines and creases that appear around the eyes. They can cause you to look older than you really are, but fillers can be highly effective in filling in these fine lines, leading to a more youthful appearance. This is one of the most popular areas of treatment for dermal fillers.
The bunny lines are little creases that appear at the top of the nose, usually when you are wrinkling your nose to sniff or smell something. Fillers can be used to plump up these lines, making them far less visible.
As we age, the muscles in our chin become more active, which often results in dimpling. This effect is made more pronounced when you lose tissue volume, but fillers can be used to restore some of your skin tissue, reducing the appearance of chin dimpling. Botox may also be used to relax the muscles that cause the dimples in the first place.
One of the most common signs of the aging process is the loss of volume in certain places. Notably, lost volume in the cheeks can lead to a more hollow or sunken facial appearance. Fillers can be used to restore lost volume, producing a more robust and healthy appearance.
The tear trough is the area just under your eye and just above the cheek. A loss of facial volume can cause the tear trough area to look hollow or gaunt, but fillers can plump up the skin and create a more youthful appearance.
If you are dissatisfied with the shape of your nose, fillers can be used for non-surgical rhinoplasty. Your provider will inject fillers in key areas, creating smoother lines and improved volume. This can be a welcome alternative to surgical rhinoplasty, as it does not involve a prolonged recovery period.
The fine lines that appear around your mouth are often known as “lipstick lines.” As with so many other wrinkles and creases, these lines tend to become more obvious as you age. Dermal fillers can smooth over these wrinkles, resurfacing the skin and resulting in a more youthful look. This may be done with or without the addition of Botox.
If you are experiencing a loss of lip volume, the application of dermal fillers can help plump up your lips, providing subtle, natural-looking enhancement.
Dermal fillers can provide chin enhancement without the need for surgery or an extended recovery time. Fillers not only add volume, but can also be used to subtly shape the contour of your jawline.
Learn More About Enhancing Your Appearance with Dermal Fillers
Injectable treatments like dermal fillers can alter your looks without requiring you to go under the knife, be anesthetized, or result in a lengthy downtime. No matter which part of your face you hope to enhance, fillers can create the results you hope to see.
We would love to tell you more. If you have questions about the use of dermal fillers, contact our practice to set up a consultation. Call Virginia Advanced Surgical Arts’ McLean office at (703) 263-8834, Reston office at (571) 595-3223, or Potomac office at (703) 723-5366.