The facial filling has become a popular way for men and women to restore a more youthful appearance. Smoothing out lines around the nose and mouth, adding volume to the lips or cheeks, and reducing under eye bags have all become common anti-aging techniques in recent years. We tend to give a lot of thanks to dermal fillers for all the rejuvenated faces we see, but there is more to the story of facial filling than that. Here, we want to take a look at your options. The more you know, the better you can care for your cosmetic needs.
Fillers: The Go-to Products for Younger Faces
For several years now, the signs of aging have been beautifully diminished with the use of natural or synthetic filler products. Dermal fillers are made of the soft tissue just beneath the skin’s surface. Here, a natural filler like Restylane will draw in thousands of molecules of water. Once a line or area of depression has been flooded with these water molecules, the hyaluronic acid in the filler attaches to them to hold them in place. The results of natural filler treatment gradually decrease over several months.
When a synthetic filler such as Radiesse is used for wrinkle reduction, the mechanism is slightly different. Radiesse contains calcium hydroxylapatite in tiny spheres that travel easily through a small-gauge needle into soft tissue. When these microspheres settle in place, they are what provide instant volume. Furthermore, fibroblasts become excited by the presence of the filler product, which leads to an increase in collagen production over numerous months.
Fat: The New Kid on the Block
It used to be only a dream that one could have unwanted fat removed from one area of the body and used elsewhere. Having been in this business for as many years as we have, this is a dreamy idea theorized by patients for decades. Well, now it’s becoming the norm. Fat injections don’t just give you the opportunity to dwindle one area, such as the abdomen; they let you also sculpt your facial aesthetic. Because the cells of your body are alive and thriving, their introduction into facial tissue may give you a healthy glow along with improved fullness.
In the weeks after fat injections, it is expected that some degree of deflation will occur as a few fat cells are reabsorbed. What remains, though, will last permanently.