How filler injections can restore youth to your face.
Contrary to popular belief, expression lines do not age our appearance as much as volume loss does. Jane Fonda once famously said that you have to choose between your face and your body when it comes to aging—alluding to the fact that a lack of body fat can age your appearance. This has much to do with the shrinking fat cells and diminishing collagen reserves that lead to hollows, folds, and loose skin.
Fortunately, there are very effective solutions available that provide subtle and flattering results. As a centre for aesthetic dermatology and facial cosmetic surgery, Cutis is able to provide a broad spectrum of treatments to suit your unique needs.
One of the gold standard treatments that we often recommend is face shaping with injectable fillers such as JUVÉDERM®, and Revanesse®. These filler treatments are composed of a hyaluronic acid (HA) gel. HA is a substance that is naturally produced by your skin, and therefore recognized and metabolized safely by the body. The treatments are quick, and require no recovery time.
FUN FACT: Studies have shown that the skin produces collagen in response to the presence hyaluronic acid. This means that not only does the filler replace lost volume, but also encourages your skin to produce its own collagen for improved firmness.
How much filler is enough?
An important consideration to make when having a filler treatment is that too little filler will not achieve your aesthetic goals, while too much can lead to a distorted look.
Often patients come to see us with a specific budget and concept of how many syringes of filler they would like to purchase. As experts in cosmetic medicine, our injectors make recommendations based on delivering a flawless and desirable result—which for some is impossible to achieve with just one or two syringes of filler.
Making the initial upfront investment in your first treatment is essential to a satisfying result, after which point the initial treatment can be built upon over time.
FYI: It’s important to avoid focusing on just one single treatment area such as the lips. While a single syringe can make a significant improvement to the volume and shape of the lips, it can mean a loss of balance in the overall facial features if other areas require volume restoration as well.
How long will my filler treatment last?
The rate at which your body metabolizes the filler treatment is unique to you. Also we all continue to age and the facial changes with aging such as remodelling of bone, fat atrophy, muscle atrophy, etc. continue. Experience has shown that filler treatments usually last around 1 year before the treatment needs to be topped up.
For patients who are seeking a more permanent solution to facial volume loss, Dr. Lemckert, facial cosmetic surgeon, provides the options of surgical facial fat transfer or implants, which have lasting and natural looking results.
If hollows under your eyes, sunken cheeks and thinning lips have become a concern for you, fillers for volume loss may offer the results you seek. To learn more about these treatment options, we welcome you to book in for a consultation. Contact us to arrange your appointment today.
DISCLAIMER: Individual outcomes, results and number of treatments recommended may vary based on individual patient needs, medical history, and circumstances. Cutis Cosmetic & Laser Centre cannot guarantee exact or permanent results or cures.