4 Surprising Uses for Dermal Fillers

Posted by Dr Theva in Anti-Aging, Injectables.

Dermal fillers have become a popular choice when looking to restore lost volume, smooth out fine lines, and diminish wrinkles.

One of the most common uses of dermal filler is to enhance the shape and fullness of a client’s lips. But due to its rampant misuse for lip enhancement, many of my clients are fearful of dermal fillers. They’re afraid that the treatment will leave them looking unnatural. 

So I’m here to break the negative stigma of dermal fillers and show you the different ways I use this popular injectable treatment to enhance the health, happiness & confidence of my clients.

There are different types and brands of dermal filler. They can be made up of collagen or hyaluronic acid (HA) which are both substances that occur naturally in the body while others are synthetic such as calcium hydroxylapatite. But they essentially work the same way and help to restore the volume to the skin to keep it plump and youthful looking.

Depending on the patient’s goals, the area being injected and the patient’s skin type will depend on which type of filler is used. Some fillers are only approved for a specific area of the body so not every filler is right for every job.

NOT JUST FOR THE FACE

Dermal fillers are primarily used in the face to restore volume and fill in deep wrinkles such as nasolabial folds & smile lines. But they can also be used elsewhere to rejuvenate the body and minimise the signs of aging.

For example:

  • Into the hands to smooth out wrinkles and hide pronounced veins.
  • To smooth out the folds and wrinkles on the knees and elbows.
  • To rejuvenate crepey skin on the neck and erase that undesirable neck ring.
  • As a skin booster injection on the chest (decolletage) to improve the elasticity and structure of the skin.

NON-SURGICAL FACIAL CONTOUR

You don’t need plastic surgeons for this one. A surprising use for dermal fillers is reshaping a client’s chin. By adding fullness to the area we can restructure and reshape a face that’s lacking in symmetry and contour.

As dermal fillers can last from anywhere between 5 to 18 months it’s a non-surgical and non-permanent way to enhance your natural beauty.

Starting with lower doses we can ensure that the treatment remains natural and you are left looking like a more balanced version of yourself.

RESTORING THE JAWLINE

The jawline is a commonly overlooked area of the face as we age. Ageing causes sagginess of the skin along our jawline that can often make us look older than we are.

A defined jawline can be created by using dermal filler to support the cheeks and chin for a more youthful and balanced jawline. This can also be accompanied by anti-wrinkle injections to relax the overactive muscles in the lower face. Adding volume and creating an overall refreshed and youthful appearance.

INCREASINGLY POPULAR WITH MEN

More men are requesting dermal filler treatment from me than ever before. Men are often worried about looking tired and aged as much as my female clients.

By using dermal fillers to create a more defined chiselled jawline we can enhance the masculine features to create a rejuvenated and refreshed look. Some of the results I’ve seen in my male clients is nothing short of spectacular.

NOT JUST USED TO FILL BUT REBUILD

Nothing will ever stop the body from losing its natural collagen, but dermal fillers do have the ability to slow down the process. Using skin boosters, that are micro-injections of dermal filler, we can encourage the body’s natural collagen production. Improving skin laxity and slowing down the ageing process.

Unlike traditional dermal filler injections, that are used to fill lines and wrinkles, skin boosters hydrate and improve skin quality. Clients notice a significantly firmer appearance to the skin after a treatment.

Another benefit of skin boosters is that it can be injected over a larger treatment area so it’s great for the neck, hands and chest (decolletage) to increase the skin’s hydration quality.

DO YOUR RESEARCH

So where does that leave you if you are interested in trying dermal fillers as a non-invasive treatment to reduce the signs of ageing?

Finding the right experienced Cosmetic Physician to perform your dermal filler procedure is key. Don’t be afraid to ask about their training and experience particularly when targeting a less common injectable area.

Keep in mind that just because dermal fillers can be used on other parts of the body, don’t assume it’s always safe to do so. Don’t be afraid to get a second option.

To decide if dermal fillers are right for you and your aesthetic goals book a FREE Non Obligation Consultation today, valued at $250.

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