5 Uses for Dermal Fillers You Didn’t Know About
You’ve probably heard about using fillers to plump up your lips or give you more volume in your cheeks, but there’s a whole lot more that can be done using these versatile injectable solutions.
Fillers are formulated from hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in your skin, or from other slowly absorbable substances. Most fillers are produced using the former option, and it’s worth bearing in mind that different particle sizes will deliver different results. Fillers with larger particles enhance shape and contour to create harmony in the face, while those with smaller particle sizes work better to restore a youthful appearance by replacing lost fullness.
Of course, the main aim of fillers is to rejuvenate the face and body… and our clients have seen some really amazing results. Here are some ways you can harness the benefits of fillers (that you may not have thought about):
1. Hollow temples
Hollowing temples are a common sign of ageing, yet often people forget about this area. Why are they important? Well, as we age, the bones around the temple often become more obvious, which can make us look a bit ill and unhealthy – and no one wants that! Injecting a filler in this area can give us a glow of health, and also provides a more rejuvenated look to your eyes and brows.
2. Chin augmentation
A strong chin looks good in photographs, as it can add balance to your whole face. By adding volume to the chin and lower jawline, the skin below the chin is also tightened which improves your neckline too – another common complaint from people as they age.
Maybe you don’t want to consider facial surgery yet? If so, then chin augmentation with fillers is an excellent option to consider.
3. Jaw definition
A well-defined jaw can be the foundation of an attractive profile and a youthful appearance. It can frame your face and reduce the appearance of jowls or other age-related jawline changes.
Fillers here can shape, define, and enhance the lower facial contours. They also decrease loose skin and the appearance of a double-chin, when combined with chin augmentation. In men, this chiselling effect can be even more dramatic – who doesn’t want to look like Clark Kent?!
4. Under eye circles (tear trough)
The delicate skin under the eyes is a common area of concern for most people, because we’ve all had dark circles from lack of sleep, making us look permanently tired. While under eye circles can be temporary when caused by a lack of sleep, persistent discoloration can in fact be the result of a tear trough malformation. Tear trough fillers can rejuvenate the under-eye area to help lighten the skin and make you look well rested and younger.
5. Nose augmentation
Fillers can camouflage imperfections like a dorsal hump on your nose, and can help heighten, define and shape up your nasal bridge. Also, by injecting filler around the tip of the nose to make it crisper and turn it up, you end up looking more refined.
Bear in mind that fillers don’t last forever, although you may consider this a good thing if you simply want to test them out. Additionally, the quality of you results will depend on what type of fillers you get, your age, your lifestyle and the experience of the plastic surgeon you choose for the procedure.
Contact us if you want to know more about them.
This blog post was featured in Skin Therapy – Specialist Aesthetic Clinic’s September Newsletter