Dermal fillers add volume in specific areas of the face or give the face a more favourable structure. Fillers vary according to their active chemical components. Depending on the desired look, one or more of them may be used. The most common fixes are thinning lips, fine lines and crow’s feet near the mouth, nose or eyes. Versatile in use, dermal fillers can address various signs of ageing on the face. If you have more than one facial ageing concern, dermal fillers may suit you. Here, our Cutera Aesthetics team breaks down the different uses of dermal fillers.
Dermal Fillers: Vast Usage Range for Youthful Appearance
Dermal fillers can increase structure in the cheeks and around the chin. It is especially effective for eliminating the appearance of larger creases such as nasolabial folds. This filler is known as a stimulator because it helps increase collagen production in the area where it is injected. The results aren’t immediately noticeable, but collagen production increases for several months, so the results are pretty long-lasting. Some of the uses of dermal fillers are:
Eliminating Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Hyaluronic acid fillers are commonly used to add volume in areas where thinning skin lies close to the facial muscles. These fillers are made up of a gel that contains acid particles. Once injected beneath the skin, the acid draws in and holds moisture. The body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, but mature adults begin to experience decreased amounts of it in their system. Acid fillers can help smooth out the skin by plumping the area. Dermal fillers such as Juvederm and Restylane are popular for softening the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines on the face. By adding volume to the skin, fillers can “fill in” noticeable lines to create a smoother and younger appearance. They can be used to treat the following:
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines
- Forehead lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Laugh lines
Calcium hydroxylapatite, mixed with a gel compound, is another commonly used dermal filler for those individuals experiencing wrinkle lines, especially those that form around the nose. This dermal filler acts as a scaffold. Once injected, our specialist will smooth it out by pressing it on the skin. Collagen and subdermal tissue attach to the particles, resulting in a fuller, evenly textured appearance.
Restore Lost Facial Volume
Over time, the facial skin loses volume, causing certain facial features to appear sunken or hollow. Hyaluronic acid-based fillers like Juvederm Voluma add volume to the facial features and deliver moisture to the skin, which in turn causes the face to appear fuller and more youthful. Depending on the specific product, fillers can be used to correct the following:
- Sunken cheeks
- Creases on cheeks
- Hollow eyes
- Deep tear troughs
- Fill In Scars
A sturdier filler compound adds volume and structure to the cheeks. These fillers typically consist of hyaluronic acid. The gel is thicker and can be moulded with the fingers once injected beneath the skin. Depressed or sunken scars, such as those from acne, can be evened out with dermal fillers. Fillers add volume to the scars, raising them to the level of the surrounding skin. This results in a smoother and more natural-looking appearance.
Acid fillers are also used to add fullness to the lips. The solution is injected around the lip perimeter and sometimes directly into the lip tissue. The amount of acid used determines the resulting plumpness. This lip augmentation method helps develop a more natural-looking swoop on the upper lip and more plumpness in the lower lip. Plumping up naturally thin or aged lips is an increasingly popular use for dermal fillers. Because fillers can be used to soften the lines and creases around the mouth, you can achieve a fuller and smoother pout that looks natural-looking and matches the surrounding youthful skin.
Consulting with Our Specialist at Cutera
We encourage potential clients to schedule a consultation with us so that we can examine the face, ask about outcome expectations and recommend the proper dermal fillers. All these treatments are done on an outpatient basis and take little time to complete. The critical thing to remember is that not all dermal fillers work the same way, so choosing the proper treatment is best left to a professional.
A consultation with our medical professional will help determine which filler treatment will yield the most positive results. Fillers are popular with mature adults who are not yet ready for a more involved procedure such as a facelift. The results are long-lasting, and the procedure is entirely non-surgical.