How injectable fillers can shave off years from your face

Posted on March 3, 2017 by Cynthia M. Poulos, M.D.

Even though you cannot stop time, you can prevent it from making you look older than you are. This can be done through face fillers which provide a number of possibilities. For one thing, they can make you look younger and enhance your lines to make you appear youthful. This is done by filling in deep creases, lines and wrinkles that are making you look older than you really are. These can also be used to fill in scars and burns resulting in smooth and unblemished skin.

Types of fillers and how they can make you look younger

Besides removing age marks, fillers can also be used to change the shape of the face in areas that can accentuate natural jaw and cheek lines to make it appear younger. For instance lip fillers are used to fill out thin lips and make them look more luscious. Similarly, cheek fillers can shave years off your face in the same manner. Plumper cheeks can make your face look fuller and countering the jaw lines can sharpen facial features to make them look more prominent.

How the fillers work depend on a number of different factors. This includes the type used, the patients being worked on, along with their age, medical conditions if any and requirements. Each filler works differently depending on the part of the face they are used for. For example, Botox can be used to make frown lines disappear but it can also be used to calm muscle spasms and stem excessive sweating.

This filler works on frown lines by preventing some nerves from signaling muscles that can cause those lines. For example, if Botox is injected near the eyebrows, your face will not be able to make movements that can make those lines appear again thus making your skin look smoother and refreshed. The results can last for at least 3 months and the treatment can be repeated when the effects disappear.

Cheek fillers are somewhat different. When we age we tend to lose fat in some areas of the body and while that may seem like a good thing, it’s not. The fat in your cheeks is the first thing to go making them droop which in turn can make your face look tired and gaunt. Cheek fillers can restore that volume and the best part is that it can be done without surgery resulting in a smoother, healthy looking and youthful face. Depending on the filler used, you can enjoy a younger looking face for 2 years but that should depend on your priorities.

The results of either of the aforementioned fillers can vary from one person to the next. In other words, you might get better results than those who came before you. Dr. Poulous is an expert in injecting fillers in the face and knows which technique and type can suit her patients. Call and ask for an appointment and consultation today for a beautiful and youthful looking you tomorrow.