Dermal fillers are injectables that contain gel, and the amount of this gel depends on the filler you choose. The most common fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, but there are many other skin-plumping substances that can be used. While they are most commonly used on the cheeks and lips, they can be injected almost anywhere that plump skin is needed. Today we will talk about the different uses of dermal fillers.
1. Add Shape and Volume to the Lips
While some people are born with plump, plump lips, many more don't. The fact that lips are generally thin with age doesn't help either! That's why more and more people are turning to dermal fillers to add volume and shape to their lips. This simple treatment can really make a huge difference to your overall appearance. Lip fillers are usually given over several sessions, as this allows you to get used to the plumpness and prevents excessive plumpness from occurring. Doing this gradually will help avoid this problem. An experienced surgeon will also know exactly how much filler to put into each lip. Typically, more is needed for the lower lip and only a very small amount for the upper lip, which ensures that you end up with a natural look. When it comes to lip fillers, hyaluronic acid or collagen are the most popular choices. Hyaluronic acid has the added advantage of being a powerful humectant, which means it retains a lot of moisture for a more natural-looking look.
2. Sculpting the Jaw and Chin
So many people are unhappy with the appearance of their chin and jawline for a number of reasons. It could be down to age, which usually makes the chin and jawline sag. Others may be genetically predisposed to having a weaker jawline, or even a small chin that looks disproportionate to the rest of the face. A more 3D chin and jawline tends to be more attractive, which is why more and more people are opting for dermal fillers to help re-sculpt this part of their face.
When used on the chin, dermal fillers can stiffen the skin, define the chin and jowls, minimize the appearance of a weak chin, lengthen the chin to balance out facial proportions. When used on the jawline, dermal fillers add so much definition, leaving your face looking much sharper and more contoured.
3. Fading Away Laugh Lines
While laughter is great for your physical and mental health, it can also cause those nasty laugh lines to form around your mouth. Laugh lines are an almost inevitable part of the aging process, especially for those who are very expressive. If you don't like laugh lines, dermal fillers can help remove them. The filler is injected into the actual crease around the mouth. This adds volume and fullness, making creases less noticeable.