The modern theory on facial aging correlates aging with the loss of fat on the face. This loss of fat will expose facial bones and give a sagging appearance. The aged and sagging tissues will eventually cause deep fold on the skin.
We use fillers to treat dynamic wrinkles and restore volume. Nowadays, hyaluronic acid is most recommended.
Hyaluronic acid can be injected in several areas. It can treat dark circles and deep fold lines between the nose and corners of the mouth. When used to restore volume, it creates a lifting effect, diminishing wrinkles in nearby areas.
Hyaluronic acid injections can plump lips and define its contours, correct nasal deformities, and improve the back of the hand.
Am I a candidate for this procedure?
There isn’t a pre-defined age to start injectable dermal fillers. It will depend on genetic factors and your lifestyle choices, but it is not recommended for children and teenagers. Factors like smoking and sun exposure can also play a part.
Depending on how deep your wrinkles are, the best option would probably be plastic surgery.
For specific non-aesthetic purposes, you should seek a qualified professional and discuss treatment options.
The injectable dermal fillers is an outpatient type of treatment. It is done in a clinic under the effect of topical anesthesia. The duration of the procedure is 10-15 minutes and results can be seen immediately.
Dermal filler recovery
It is important to not engage in physical activities or lower your head for four hours. You must avoid sources of heat, saunas, or flying.
In case of ecchymosis, the patient should avoid sun exposure until it goes away.
Follow-up visits should be made as advised by your plastic surgeon.
How long will my results last?
It is not possible to predict the durability of the dermal filler result. The result will depend on several individual factors, which varies from patient to patient. For example: genetic factors, lifestyle, and skin care. Fillers can last from 9 months to a year and a half, but it depends on the area.
The combination of dermatological procedures and proper skin care is important to maintain post-surgery results.