For those who see visible signs of aging on them, it can make them feel a lot less confident and secure about their looks. This is due to collagen and elastin proteins becoming lax and causing smile lines and deep set wrinkles among other signs of aging to appear more prominent on the face. But the good news is that dermal fillers, also known as injectable filler treatments, are a great solution to this, as they give you a tighter, more refreshed look.
So how many years younger can dermal fillers make you look? Dermal fillers can actually reduce perceived age by 5 to 10 years. By eliminating facial wrinkles and restoring fullness to the skin, this injectable solution can erase years off your face in no time.
It happens to all of us eventually. One day you look in the mirror and notice lines and wrinkles that weren’t there before. It becomes apparent that you can’t stop the hands of time, but luckily, with today’s modern technology, you can look a full 10 years younger by getting dermal fillers on your face.
You can combat signs of aging in as little as one visit for a filler cosmetic procedure, although you may opt for more depending on your aesthetic goals. The primary objective of a cosmetic injectable is not to give you an over-the-top makeover, but for you to still look like you – only younger, fresher, and more rejuvenated.
It’s best to consult with your healthcare provider to have the results you’d want, be it subtle or drastic.
A cosmetic treatment doesn’t have to be invasive for it to be effective and long-lasting. Facial fillers are injectable solutions that do more than just smooth wrinkles. Here are some of the most common concerns fillers can address:
A dermal filler injection can lift droopy areas such as the bags under your eyes (whether it concerns dark circles or undereye hollows). Ideally, your healthcare provider should inject relatively thinner fillers in the tear trough area to lessen the likelihood of lumps and uneven texture. We recommend using softer hyaluronic acid filler (e.g., Restylane, Belotero Balance, Juvederm Voluma) to treat this area.
As you get older, you lose fat in certain areas of the face – most especially in your cheeks – which can make you look rather thin and gaunt. To plump up your face, an experienced surgeon can strategically and skillfully inject fillers into your area of concern to give your face a balanced, more refreshed look.
Keep in mind that dermal fillers and Botox treat different types of wrinkles. Botox is a wrinkle relaxer for dynamic areas, while fillers work best for lines caused by the effects of gravity and a loss of volume; however, you can use the two aesthetic treatments in conjunction.
For example, a filler injection is usually used to treat marionette lines and nasolabial folds, while Botox can relax the muscles and smooth out the wrinkles between your eyes (glabellar muscles).
Another common sign of aging is crow’s feet, the little lines spreading out at the corner of the eyes, which develop after years of smiling, squinting, and crying. You can avoid it by never showing any emotion, but an easier way to deal with that is by getting facial fillers. Your plastic surgeon will inject a tiny dose of dermal filler – such as Radiesse, Sculptra, or Belotero – into the pesky wrinkle to soften your overall look.
Your lip area can also fall victim to the aging process. By getting a lip filler, you’ll be able to add volume to your lips and get that extra-kissable, enviable pout. Results are temporary and usually last for approximately 6 months. If you decide that a fuller lip isn’t your thing, you shouldn’t have to worry too much as filler dissolves eventually.
Prevention is key. If you want to keep the signs of aging at bay, your mid-20s is a good time to start with dermal fillers. By starting your maintenance injections early, you’ll require less dosage. You can also focus on preventative skincare to have an effective anti-aging routine.
If you’re in your 30s and 40s, you can get dermal filler injections to smooth away lines and wrinkles as soon as they start to show. You’ll be able to slow the process and prevent deeper lines from forming. And don’t worry, you’re never too old to get dermal fillers: If you’re in your 50s, facial filler treatment is still a great option to restore volume and minimize the appearance of wrinkles.
Aside from being safe and cost-effective, facial fillers can help you achieve a more youthful appearance without the time and money needed for plastic surgery. However, if you want to maintain your rejuvenated look, you need to remember that looking younger starts with the right skincare regimen:
Applying sunscreen every day, especially to exposed areas like your neck, chest, and hands, is a surefire way to keep your skin looking as young as possible. Don’t forget that it doesn’t have to be a hot summer day for your skin to get sun-induced damage. Not only can sunscreen protect you from skin cancer, but it can also prevent visible signs of aging.
You’ll need a gentle cleanser to preserve your skin barrier, keep it resistant to dehydration, and remove all the residue, pollutants, and bacteria that you’ve accumulated throughout the day. For the most part, avoid the harsh ingredient sodium lauryl sulfate, as well as cleansers with fancy, active ingredients that you don’t entirely know of — it also helps to do some necessary research beforehand.
Toners were initially developed to restore the low pH of the skin after using a harsh, high-pH cleanser. If you’re already using a gentle, low-pH cleanser, using a toner is unnecessary — it might even do more harm than good.
Replacing dead skin cells is not a quick process – in fact, the process slows down as you age. You can use either a physical or chemical exfoliant to get rid of these dead cells off your skin.
Be gentle on your skin. When applying serum on your face, make sure to pat – not rub. We recommend finding serums that have anti-aging ingredients such as vitamin A derivatives (retinoids) and vitamin C.
Well-groomed eyebrows are actually a lesser-known anti-aging secret. Eyebrows are one of the first things people notice when they see you and so when it’s unkempt, they might think that you look tired or sad. We suggest that you get your eyebrows arched slightly and properly plucked to give your face a natural lift and a more youthful look.
After receiving dermal fillers on your face, no one will ever know your real age. With a little dedication and a trip to the dermal clinic, there’s no reason you can’t look or feel 5 to 10 years younger. Turn back the clock and look younger and more refreshed with Dr. Lanna Aesthetics. Start your beauty with us by scheduling a consultation today.