The Functionality of Filler
When most of us think of filler, sultry silhouettes of plump lips tend to dominate our imaginations. But what if I told you that it has a multitude of other functions? Filler can help you to achieve the looks you’ve always wanted without having to go under the knife!
The main function of dermal filler is, you guessed it, to create volume! But the filler is not a one-size-fits-all formulation. There are various types––based on thickness and consistency––which are intended for different purposes and anatomical features. Certain dermal fillers will also stimulate further collagen production to add to the voluminous after-effect, which can also improve inconsistent skin textures like wrinkles and even acne scars! For example, Juvederm’s Vollure XC is an ideal anti-aging formula containing hyaluronic acid to combat wrinkles and deep lines, like the nasolabial folds and tear troughs, while Restylane’s Kysse is specialized for the lips. Thanks to this non-surgical technology, many of us searching for a subtle tweak need not embark on surgical journeys for chin implants, rhinoplasties, neck lifts, or facelifts, but a few pokes to replenish areas lacking the desired amount of volume.
Filler can be applied to augment areas like the cheekbones for a more defined facial contour. The nose for a smoother profile––a treatment otherwise known as a liquid rhinoplasty. The chin for a stronger projection and jawline. The temple hollows to complement the eyes, creating an effect that mimics a mini-facelift. And obviously the lips; but filler accomplishes more than simply increasing their volume, it also hydrates and smoothes the lips as well sculpts crisper and defined borders that typically appear flat and deflated with age.
Filler can completely transform and replenish volume-depleted areas like the nasolabial folds to reduce their sunken appearance, which becomes more defined and entrenched as we age. The neck, smoothing those lines you thought only a neck-lift could revise. The tear troughs to correct those cumbersome under-eye bags and hollows. The back of the hands as well! It also smoothes wrinkles and frown lines, like marionette lines or crow’s feet.
Our board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Michelle Lee, has studied all of the layers of the face at length, among a wide array of other crucial details, in order to safely administer filler for desirable and long-lasting results! Try Restylane, Juvederm, or Belotero fillers in our office today. Call PERK plastic surgery today to make an individualized treatment plan with Dr. Lee for your fabulous filler makeover!