As you age, your facial muscles don’t have the elasticity like they did when you were in your early 20s. Loss of collagen (which is a key protein in your skin) as well as bone and muscle loss, can lead to wrinkled and saggy, drooping skin. Dermal fillers can reduce these signs of aging and likely give your self-confidence a boost as well as your appearance.
Different types of fillers have distinctive thicknesses and are better for different parts of the face and body. But keep in mind that various providers administer fillers in distinct ways. Here are areas where select, popular fillers are often used:
Lips: There are a lot of different types of fillers for lips. Think about the results you want. Perhaps you want to address just the vertical lines above the lips or you want your lips a little more defined around the edges, but you don’t want to change their shape. Fillers used for the lips are usually softer.
Cheeks: Not only are they good for plumping but also lifting. A good cheek filler can lessen the appearance of nasolabial folds. These fillers tend to usually be sturdier, thicker fillers.
Under eye: Fillers in this area can reduce puffiness, permanent hollowness and wrinkles.
“Marionette” Lines/Nasolabial Folds: Can soften the appearance of the lines and creases sometimes referred to as crow’s feet.
Hands: Soften the appearance of hands and plump up sagging skin.
When looking more into getting fillers, it’s always a good idea to have a pre-treatment consultation just to check your eligibility and talk through the results you’re looking for. Don’t be afraid to ask a ton of questions and make sure you’re fully aware of the “how’s, where’s and whys of your treatment. A good consultant will always include discussing the risks, symptoms and things you can do to enhance your results at home.