Dermal fillers have become incredibly popular in recent years, as non-invasive cosmetic technology improves and fillers become more targeted and precise. While treatment with dermal fillers cannot take the place of a facelift, they can be used for a wide variety of subtle corrections and rejuvenation.
Here are some of the most popular uses for dermal fillers.
1. Lip Augmentation
Lip augmentation has seen a surge in popularity among women of all ages who want to achieve plumper lips. Older women want to reverse thinning lips, while younger women want to enhance already plump lips for a more voluptuous look. In addition to plumping up thin lips, dermal fillers can also be used to correct lip asymmetry and create a more attractive lip shape.
The best dermal filler for lip augmentation depends on the results you want. Restyane Silk and Juvederm Volbella are both thin, fluid fillers that can create natural, subtle results and can be used for delicate shaping. If you want “wow” volume, however, a thicker filler like Juvederm Ultra Plus may be better.
2. Reduction of Nasolabial Folds
The nasolabial folds are the “parentheses” lines that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth. These lines become deeper and more noticeable as we age, and many men and women want to reduce their appearance. Nasolabial folds are often caused by sagging cheeks, so adding volume back into the midface can help to significantly reduce these lines.
The best dermal fillers for reducing the nasolabial folds and lifting the midface are thicker ones like Juvederm Voluma or Ultra Plus. Voluma is FDA approved for results that last up to two years, making it one of the longest lasting fillers available.
3. Reduction of Under Eye Circles
Dark under eye circles are a problem for many men and women of all ages. They can be caused by a variety of different factors, including genetics, discolored skin, and loss of volume under the eyes. If your dark circles are caused mainly by shadows cast due to hollowness, then a dermal filler may be able to create a dramatic difference in brightening your eye area.
If your dark circles are caused by something else, you may need a combination of treatments which may include:
- Laser resurfacing
- Topical brightening creams
- Dermal fillers
The best dermal fillers for under the eyes are delicate, fluid, and malleable. We generally recommend Restylane Silk or Juvederm Volbella.
4. Cheek and Chin Augmentation
In the past, creating high cheekbones or a strong chin required surgical implants. Nowadays, all it takes is an injection. Thick dermal fillers like Voluma can be used effectively to create high, defined cheekbones as well as to augment “weak” chins.
Creating a stronger chin can do wonders for the overall appearance of the face, as it can help bring features into proportion. For men especially, chin augmentation can help to sculpt a more masculine appearance without the need for surgery.
5. Non-Surgical Nose Job
Rhinoplasty is one of the most popular facial plastic surgery procedures available, and is common among men and women of all ages. In some cases, though, a patient may not necessarily need to undergo full rhinoplasty surgery to change the shape of their nose. Fillers can often effectively disguise bumps, create an upturned tip, or otherwise change the outward appearance of the nose.
Keep in mind, though, that fillers cannot fundamentally alter your nose’s structure. They also cannot create a smaller nose. During your consultation, Dr. Basner will examine your nose, listen to your concerns, and let you know whether or not you would benefit from a non-surgical nose job or whether you’ll be better off with a full rhinoplasty.
Schedule Your Dermal Fillers Consultation Today
If you are interested in dermal fillers, contact Dr. Basner today at 410-616-3000 to schedule your initial consultation. We offer a wide variety of surgical and non-surgical options to help you look and feel your best, and will guide you to the right treatments for your individual concerns.
We serve patients in Baltimore, Columbia, Owings Mills, and Towson, Maryland.