This has been an interesting year, to say the least. Its events have invited us to look at ourselves more closely in a few different ways. In addition to revisiting our values, many people have spent the better part of 2020 also seeing their faces more frequently. The technology that has allowed people to work remotely has also shown us where we may benefit from a beauty boost. Some outlets have reported a marked increase in the number of facelift consultations that have taken place in the last several months. Additionally, we’re seeing more patients for injectables. Here, we discuss how the aging process affects the face and how fillers may be the ideal solution.
There is More to the Aging Face than Wrinkles
Wrinkles are an inevitable part of life. So are various other changes that come shortly thereafter. Sometime during a person’s 40’s or 50s, they begin to notice that their face seems to be changing shape. This originates with the breakdown of fatty tissue in the cheek region. This breakdown may begin with the cheeks but it doesn’t end there. The fat that degrades in the mid-face eventually finds its way to the jawline, where it settles as jowls. These changes come courtesy of a marked decrease in collagen and elastin that make up the skin’s foundation. The decrease also affects the lips, causing a thinning of the vermillion, the fleshy part of the lips.
A Facial Refresher with Fillers
As we have learned the factors that contribute to facial aging, we’ve become experts at creating ways to counteract them. Fillers are a prime example. Dermal fillers are products that add volume to the skin. When injected beneath a crease or wrinkle, a filler brings tissue to a smooth surface. When introduced to various areas of the face, a filler can restore fullness and contour as needed for youthful beauty. Some of the common areas include:
- Under the eyes. Fillers are commonly used beneath the eyes to resolve circles and bags. The skin around the eyes is delicate and thin, so has less volume to begin with. When the fullness of the face has degraded, the eyes may look dark or hollow. Conversely, they may develop bags. These issues can be eradicated with a few injections into the crease where the cheek meets the lower eyelid.
- The lips. For some time, the lips were an afterthought. Ever since Kylie Jenner made voluptuous lips the “it” thing, this part of the face became one to enhance. In fact, specific fillers have been developed solely for this area.
Everyone ages in their own unique way. One of the great things about injectables is that treatments can be customized to address each changing face. To schedule your dermal filler consultation at our Cincinnati office, call 513.985.0850.