Soft tissue fillers, also known as dermal fillers, have been used for some time to smooth away fine lines and deeper facial creases. Now, solutions have evolved to provide additional benefit in turning back signs of aging in the skin. With newer solutions that have been proven to last even longer, many are finding dermal fillers to be an effective solution for restoring lost volume to various areas of the face to create a softer, more youthful facial profile.
The cheeks tend to lose volume over time, resulting in sunken hollows that make you look older than you feel. By restoring volume to the cheek area, we can effectively sculpt the area from under the eye to the middle of the face to reflect a more youthful appearance. Juvederm Voluma is particularly effective in this area, adding volume to the mid-face area that can last up to 2 years before a touch-up is needed.
Lips are another area that can begin to thin over time, making you look unhappy or angry even when you’re not. Injections of a dermal filler can plump up the lip area, bringing proportion to your face and giving you a more youthful appearance. At the same time, dermal fillers can be used to smooth away fine, vertical lines above the upper lip, sometimes referred to as smoker’s lines for even more dramatic results.
The jawline is another area that tends to change over time. Loss of volume in this area can lead to a more prominent chin and an aged appearance. By carefully adding soft tissue filler to the area, we can soften the jawline and create a better transition between the chin and the rest of the facial features.
Loss of collagen and elastin over time can lead to loose, sagging skin, and the development of “jowling” around the jawline making a person appear old and tired. If the sagging is still in the early stages, you may be able to put off surgery by using dermal fillers to help camouflage a developing jowl. Known as a liquid facelift, this procedure may use a combination of dermal filler to create a more youthful profile and appearance.
Injectable treatments are a less invasive approach to help erase some of the signs of facial aging. To learn more about products that can rejuvenate and restore volume to the face, contact Dr. Andrews Plastic Surgery at 319-800-6877. We proudly serve our neighboring communities of Waterloo, Dubuque, Cedar Falls, and Iowa City.