- Advancements in research to make such treatments safer
- Better accessibility for common people to such treatments, thanks to world-class dermatology clinics
- High disposable income and favorable healthcare policies
- Increasing awareness regarding cosmetic procedures among millennials and the Gen Z population
- High incidence of skin conditions
- A rise in the aging population looking to enhance their appearance
In this post, we are going to particularly focus on the last point and understand how dermal fillers can help improve your appearance.
But first, here’s an introduction to dermal filler treatment –
It’s a non-surgical procedure where dermatologists inject a gel-like substance beneath your skin to add volume and diminish facial lines so that the fullness in your face is restored. As the procedure is non-invasive with no downtime, it is quite popular among all types of people.
Now let’s understand the different ways and different areas of your face that can be enhanced by dermal fillers.
#1 Smoothen Forehead
In the forehead, the facial expression muscles are very active, and the skin below them is quite thin. When you age, there is a breakdown of collagen and a loss of skin elasticity. This leads to sagging, volume loss, and wrinkles in the forehead region.
The dermal filler treatment helps to fill these areas and adds volume. This enhances your appearance and gives you a more youthful look.
How long will the results last: Over 6 months
#2 Add Volume to Upper Eyelid
Some people have hollow eyelids that appear dark due to lost fat cells and skin elasticity. A series of dermal filler injections around the upper eyelid will provide the necessary volume to it. This will reduce your facial age drastically.
Apart from improving appearance, dermal filler treatment for upper eyelids also have a functional purpose. It is quite useful for those affected by facial palsy or stroke paralysis. These people have difficulty closing their upper eyelids, and adding weights using fillers will help them close the eyelids properly.
How long will the results last: Around 1 year
#3 Rejuvenate the Under Eye Area
Aging is prominently visible around the eye region. Discolored under-eye areas are quite common among aged people. Surprisingly, it also affects young people who are leading a poor lifestyle.
Dermal Filler treatment helps in treating the discolored areas by improving the sunken appearance, reducing dark circles, bags, and corners of fine lines. As the surface area is small, the procedure requires only one or two injections to meet the requirement of both eyes.
How long will the results last: Around 1 year
#4 Contour the Temples
The temporal region of the face is naturally bony. It is the region between the cheekbones and the brow. A youthful face with natural plumpness has fuller temples, giving it an oval (or heart) shape. There will be a gentle slope towards the cheeks. However, as we age, the bone density changes and the fullness is lost, resulting in a concave or sunken appearance of the temples. Naturally, slimmer people experience it earlier.
The dermal filler treatment makes the upper face smoother and contoured, creating a younger face that is defined and in shape. Even though the temples are anatomically the most difficult area to inject, they’re considered quite safe for dermal filler treatment.
How long will the results last: Around 2 years
#5 Shape the Nose
The use of dermal fillers in the nose can address many aesthetic nasal flaws, such as crooked nose bridge, droopy nasal tip, asymmetrical nose, and mild bumps on the nose. The filler is injected into the target areas of the nose, such as the bridge, tip, and nostrils, helping to create a natural yet noticeable enhancement. The procedure is most commonly known as nonsurgical rhinoplasty and comes with the nickname “liquid nose job’.
How long will the results last: Around 6-9 months
#6 Lift the Midface
With age, the midface begins to develop muscle atrophy, bone and fat loss that results in skin laxity, fine lines, wrinkles, and hollowness. Thankfully, all these conditions can be corrected with the help of dermal filler treatment. By injecting the fillers into the affected area, you can achieve a non-surgical mid-face lift.
How long will the results last: Around 6 months to 2 years.
#7 Make the Cheekbones more Prominent
70% of our facial beauty is represented by our cheekbones. The present generation is obsessed with it and considers it one of the primary factors that influence the beauty of a person. As a result, you will find many takers for cheekbone fillers, and the audience is not restricted only to those who are aging.
With a dermal filler treatment, you can achieve more prominent, pronounced, and perfectly shaped cheekbones, which are smooth with no wrinkles or fine lines.
How long will the results last: Around 6 to 12 months.
#8 Enhance the Nasolabial Folds
The presence of these folds is usually not considered to be an aging sign. However, they get deeper and saggy as you grow older. It is mainly caused by the loss of collagen, exposure to the sun, environmental pollutants, and rapid weight loss.
The dermal fillers work by plumping the area, diminishing the lines and wrinkles around the folds, making it appear smoother.
How long will the results last: Between one year and one and a half years.
#9 Add Plumpness to Lips
The lip is one facial feature that most people are concerned about and want to correct. The volume loss in the lips is usually caused by genetics, smoking, and sun damage.
Lip fillers either add volume or restore the appearance of your lips. Even though lip fillers are not meant to stop the aging process, they delay surgical lip augmentation or lip lift if you intend on getting one.
How long will the results last: Between 12 months to 18 months.
#10 Reduce the appearance of Marionette Lines
These are the facial wrinkles that are found between the mouth and the chin, resulting in a sagging appearance in the lower half of the face. These lines usually develop in your 40s; however, some can see it even in their 20s and 30s.
Dermal fillers mimic the effects of collagen and elastin, eliminating wrinkles, fine lines, and sagginess. This reduces the appearance of Marionette lines, giving the lower half of the face a much firmer look.
How long will the results last: Up to 12 months.
#11 Make the jawline look firmer
Many people have a weak jawline, sagging jowls, baggy skin, bone loss, and excess fat around the lower face and neck as a result of aging or genetics.
The jawline filler procedure, also known as jawline contouring, enhances the jawline appearance drastically. A strong jaw is a mark of youth and beauty. The procedure provides a symmetrical jawline with a sharper appearance. A defined foundation and frame for the face with an oval-looking jawline reduces your visual age significantly.
How long will the results last: Can last as long as 2 years.
The dermal filler treatment when appropriately used can be a very effective treatment to minimize the visibility of aging and correct features. When performed by experienced dermatologists, the results can be very good and the side effects are minimized. There are three ways to select the right dermatologist –
- Choose a qualified dermatologist with sufficient experience for a side-effects-free procedure.
- Choose a dermatologist who uses the top products in the market.
- Choose a dermatologist who has great skills in the treatment. Look out for patient testimonials and reviews on various platforms.
If you are in Bengaluru, then you can visit the clinic of Dr. Renu Nair, who checks all the above points. she has over 10 years of experience in dermal filler treatment. You can correct, contour, and alter the look and shape of your features in just a few sittings. To book an appointment, click here.