Innovative aesthetic wonders like dermal fillers are a hot topic these days. They offer both women and men a way to look instantly younger and refreshed.
You may have heard friends, family members or even your favourite social media influencer rave about this fantastic non-surgical cosmetic option.
Dermal fillers offer a safe and cost-effective way to smooth wrinkles and restore volume to your facial skin without the need for surgery.
What's more, advances in recent years have meant that there are more and more different types of dermal filler to suit almost any part of the face.
However, in this post we will focus on the areas that are most affected by skin ageing and would benefit most from treatment with dermal fillers.
Here is a look at the top five areas of the face that can be treated with dermal fillers.
1. Under Eye Area
Have you noticed that the area under your eyes has become hollow over the years? Because the skin under the eyes is thin and sensitive, it is one of the parts of the face most affected by ageing.
As we get older, the collagen that gives the skin structure and volume decrease. As you age, you may also notice a slight loss of bone density around your eyes.
This contributes to the formation of a deep crease between your lower eyelid and upper cheek - a tear trough. It can cast a shadow under your eyes or make the bags under your eyes more visible.
Many people complain that bags under the eyes give them a tired appearance, no matter how much sleep they get, and make them look older.
In addition, the eye area is one of the first places to develop fine lines and wrinkles, also known as crow's feet.
Dermal fillers like Itraline are a great way to reduce the appearance of bags, fill in the hollows, reduce bags under the eyes and transform the eye area for a younger, brighter look.
Most of our patients say they look fresher and more awake within hours of their appointment.
Thanks to the small area around the eyes, this rejuvenating procedure does not require many injections and the treatment is completed in just a few minutes.
2. Around the Mouth
As we age, there is a breakdown of collagen and hyaluronic acid in the skin and a loss of volume in the face, often leading to deep wrinkles around the mouth. These facial wrinkles, commonly known as nasolabial folds and marionette lines, can age your face significantly and often make it appear sad.
In a way, we are in a vicious circle - ageing leads to the formation of facial wrinkles, which in turn make us look even older than we are!
Nasolabial folds are the indentations on either side of the mouth that extends from the edge of the nose to the outer corners of the mouth.
Marionette lines, also known as puppet lines, are the straight creases that form below the corners of the mouth and cause the lower part of the face to sag.
Some lifestyle factors such as smoking, genetic predisposition (you have older family members who developed these facial creases early) and excessive sun exposure increase the risk of developing nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
The good news is that the mouth area can be easily corrected with fillers to give the face a softer, youthful yet natural look.
Facial fillers replenish the lost volume in these wrinkles to instantly add years to your face and restore balance with the rest of your face.
Even better, there's a good chance you'll be a candidate for this treatment because we use a hyaluronic acid-based dermal filler that is very gentle and well tolerated by the body.
The cheekbones are the central point of the bone structure of the face and account for 70% of the beauty of the face.
Unfortunately, as we age, the cheeks can appear hollow or puffy, losing the youthful contours of the midface.
Filling the cheeks with fillers provides better facial symmetry, improves dimensions and adds definition to the cheekbone area.
This 3D effect of facial contouring is the main reason why even people who do not yet show significant signs of ageing - those in their early 20s and 30s - turn to cheek fillers.
Cheek fillers can also smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. This results in an overall younger-looking face without the need for a traditional facelift, which is invasive and requires a long recovery time.
When used correctly, cheek fillers give your cheeks an attractive, natural fullness. That's why it's always important to do your research and work with a professional who has a thorough understanding of facial anatomy and an artistic eye for a pleasing, natural result.
Check out our resident esthetics doctor, Dr Farmah, who has successfully addressed this problem area countless times and achieved dramatic results.
The sad reality is that as we age, our lips thin and lose their natural definition! In fact, our lips start to shrink from the age of 30 and after that, it's all downhill (literally).
With dermal fillers, you can reverse these pesky effects of ageing and change the visual cues of how you and others perceive your age.
However, we can not ignore the fact that lip fillers have gotten a pretty bad rap over the past few decades for being one of the most obvious and commonly botched cosmetic procedures.
Despite the common association with excessive filling (the main reason for the huge lips that tower over almost all other facial features), lip filler treatments can be easily adapted to subtly enhance the natural shape of the lips.
What's more, women who have a genetically thin upper lip can get a more contoured, symmetrical look with the help of dermal fillers.
An experienced cosmetic doctor will also know exactly how much filler to inject into each lip. Often more is needed for the lower lip, while only a small amount is needed for the upper lip.
This ensures that you end up with a subtle but attractive, natural look. After all, you do not want people to see that you have had fillers put in!
When you have your lip augmentation performed by the experts at Dr Aesthetica, you will achieve exactly the result you want.
Just a few years ago, there was only one way to get a smaller, straighter or smoother nose - to go under the knife.
But since injectable fillers have taken the world of the aesthetics industry by storm, you may have come across the non-surgical nose job or one of its other numerous nicknames such as "Liquid Nose Job", "15-Minute Nose Job" or "3 Point Rhino".
A non-surgical nose job is not necessarily performed for anti-ageing purposes. Nevertheless, it is one of the most effective treatments with dermal fillers, so we decided to include it in this list.
This procedure is ideal for people who want to treat problems such as nasal hump and asymmetry.
By filling the area around a nasal hump, you can achieve a perfectly straight nose. You can also use dermal fillers to correct a drooping nose tip (filler helps to lift it) and slightly crooked noses (filler corrects any sharp angles).
What if you want a smaller nose? You can even create the optical illusion of a smaller nose with dermal fillers.
Rhinoplasty can significantly improve a patient's side profile. The procedure is tailored to your individual preferences and the desired result.
If for any reason you do not like the result of a non-surgical nose job, there is the option of reversing the result.
Enjoy the Anti-ageing Benefits of Dermal Fillers Today
Dermal fillers will make a great addition to any anti ageing skin routine. Better still, you will notice a natural enhancement to facial features and a restored, youthful look immediately after the treatment.
To find out if dermal fillers are a good option for you, book an appointment online or over the phone (0121 769 0242) today.