Dermal fillers have become increasingly popular for being a non-surgical solution to problems like fine lines, wrinkles, and volume loss that is causing sagging skin. While you might be familiar with the general premise of these treatments, you may not be quite as familiar with the number of ways that dermal fillers can improve your appearance and boost your self-confidence.
In this blog, we’ll discuss what dermal fillers are, how they are traditionally used, and four innovative ways that they can be used to deliver beautiful results.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm® are FDA-approved substances that can be injected into the soft tissue of your skin in order to plump, smooth, and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Many fillers are composed of substances found naturally inside the human body, like hyaluronic acid and collagen, which aids in delivering safe and effective results.
Common Uses for Dermal Fillers
Fillers are most commonly used for face and neck enhancement. For example, they can be used to enhance thinning lips (lip injections) and address lines around the mouth. They can also be used to address deep creases like heavy nasolabial folds. They can even be applied around the cheeks, chin, and underneath the eyes to improve the appearance of the tear troughs.
In most cases, the purpose of injectable fillers is to soften, smooth, and restore a youthful appearance.
4 Surprising Uses for Dermal Fillers
Although the most common reason patients seek out dermal fillers is to fight common signs of aging on the face, these injectables have a wide range of uses that many people aren’t aware of. Let’s explore some of the additional creative ways that dermal fillers can improve your appearance.
- Reduce Scarring
Scarring from past acne or injury can be unsightly, embarrassing, and difficult to hide. The right fillers can help to recontour areas that have pitted or decompressed scarring, resulting in smoother, radiant skin.
- Rejuvenate the Hands
It’s not just the face that suffers from loss of volume as your age. The hands are another area in which aging is commonly displayed. Certain fillers can help to restore volume, camouflage prominent veins or tendons, and make the hands look younger.
- Smooth Earlobe Folds
As collagen production wanes, sagging can occur all over the body, even on the earlobes. This is another instance where dermal fillers can offer a surprising fix be adding volume to sagging area, restoring their appearance, and providing necessary support for accessories like your favorite pair of earrings.
- Address Under Eye Bags
Using fillers to correct under eye puffiness, might seem counterintuitive, but when they are used to artfully plump in the dark hollows of unevenness that make bags stand out, dermal fillers can help achieve a smoother, more youthful appearance as a result.
Are You a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers?
Now that you know more about what dermal fillers have to offer, find out if you’re a good candidate for this non-invasive procedure by scheduling a consultation with Dr. Christopher Zochowski. His skill as an injector, education and experience as a board-certified plastic surgeon, and advanced knowledge in cosmetic procedures will only lend to the stunning results that dermal fillers have to offer. Reach out to us today by calling (614) 490-7500 or schedule your appointment through our online portal.