Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished that your cheeks were fuller or your jawline more defined? Or perhaps with time your natural volume loss has resulted in sagging and skin laxity that you find unappealing. You’ve thought about getting a little dermal filler done to enhance your face but you’re not sure if you’re a good candidate for this treatment. Read on to learn five ways that dermal filler can help your look and feel more youthful and even gorgeous. Contact us to book an appointment in our Toronto Botox or Burlington Botox location.
As we age we lose fat, bone and collagen in our face, resulting in drooping of facial features. The good news is that dermal filler such as Restylane can add fullness to facial tissues and slow down the aging process. The key to volume restoration is to start early at the first sign of collagen decline. Your 30’s is when the cheeks, nasolabial folds and lips could use a little more volume. The other benefit of getting started with filler before skin laxity has become apparent is that dermal filler injections can stimulate your own collagen production, maintaining skin firmness longer.
In nature symmetry equals beauty. It’s called the Golden Ratio and it’s a hardwired element of our prehistoric brain that's attracted to faces with certain proportions. Sometimes we’re born with perfect symmetry. Think of actresses like Bo Derek or Brooke Shields. But most often our faces harbour some degree of unevenness. Dermal fillers can make subtle changes that make our facial features more in line with universal beauty standards. For this reason it’s very important to choose a cosmetic injector who understands facial proportions and how they relate to making the face more attractive.
The most common and popular area for enhancement with dermal filler is the lips. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner and Angelina Jolie glamourized the full, sexy mouth that young people are trying to emulate these days. With several syringes of dermal filler your pout can be made fuller or have more outward projection. The Vermillion border can be made more defined and the entire shape of the lips can be changed if you desire. Additionally,the chin and nose have also become frequently requested facial features for added volume.
The technique for elevating sagging facial structures and skin has been made possible by higher density hyaluronic acid products that get injected deep under the muscle instead of soft tissue. Cosmetic injectors now have an arsenal of highly specialized fillers that serve a different purpose based on their molecular structure. For lifting the cheeks for example, your injector will choose a harder product that will be used to anchor sagging skin in a more elevated position instead of adding volume. Some volume is desired and will be noticeable but it’s the lifting effect that’s particularly needed for older patients with sagging skin.
The jawline is another area that declines as we age. Jowls become more pronounced and considerable sagging and laxity can occur. By restoring the contours around the mandible bone the face can look more youthful,balanced and attractive. Men with a weak jawline may also benefit from enhancement with dermal filler whose facial features can be made more masculine with a chiseled lower face. Be prepared that the jawline can take anywhere from 6-12 syringes for noticeable results.