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Understanding the 8 Uses for Dermal Fillers

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Understanding the 8 Uses for Dermal Fillers

As you get older, your face and body go through lots of natural changes, and one of them is volume loss, which is the main cause of visible signs of aging. As your facial tissues thin out, lines start to form around your nose and mouth and your cheeks will start to look hollow. When it comes to replacing lost volume to help smooth the wrinkles on your face, dermal filler is one of the safest and most popular treatments, which is designed to restore a more youthful appearance.

So what are the 8 uses for dermal fillers? Dermal fillers are great for adding volume to your face and are commonly used for the cheeks and lips. Their 8 main uses are:

  • Adding shape and volume to your lips
  • Fading away laugh lines
  • Sculpting your jaw and chin
  • Treating acne scars
  • Clearing tech neck lines
  • Adding volume to the hollowness under your eyes
  • Rejuvenating aging hands
  • Tightening earlobes


Popular Uses for Dermal Fillers

While dermal fillers are popularly known as “wrinkle fillers,” they can actually do so much more than just smoothing out the folds in your skin. Here are some of the popular uses of dermal filler injections.


  • Adds Shape and Volume to the Lips


Not all people are blessed with full, naturally plump lips. Add aging to the equation, since lips commonly become thinner as one gets older. This is why dermal fillers have become a favorite for those who want luscious-looking lips, as it truly adds to the shape and volume. Now lip fillers aren’t given in just one go; this treatment is usually carried out over the course of a few sessions. This is necessary for you to slowly get used to the appearance of your plumper lips and prevents you from over-plumping. You can look at the pictures of celebrities with too many lip fillers to know how unattractive and unnatural-looking over-plumped lips are.

An experienced doctor will know exactly the amount of filler to be injected into each lip. Usually, your bottom lip will require more and a little may be added to the top lip just to balance things out. This makes sure that you’ll end up with natural-looking lips and it’s not so obvious that you’ve had your lips done.

Hyaluronic acid and collagen are the most popular options when it comes to lip fillers, but nowadays, hyaluronic is used more often because it’s also a powerful humectant. This means that the ingredient can hold on to large amounts of water, which should give your lips an even more natural appearance.


  • Fades Away Laugh Lines


Laughter is indeed a great medicine, but unfortunately, it has a long-term effect on your face as it can lead to the formation of lines around your mouth. These laugh lines are also referred to as marionette lines, nasolabial folds, or smile lines. Laugh lines are pretty much unavoidable, especially for people who are very expressive with their faces. Dermal fillers can help clear these lines by injecting into the actual creases around your mouth. The added volume and plumpness make the creases less visible.


  • Sculpts the Jaw and Chin


A lot of people are very conscious of how their chins and jawlines look. Age makes the chin and jawline sag, while some people have weaker jawlines or smaller chin that looks disproportionate to the rest of the face because of genetics. A prominent chin and jawline really make a difference to one’s face, which is why more people are turning to dermal fillers for face sculpting. Dermal fillers on the chin can stiffen the skin, define the chin and jowls, minimize the look of a weak chin, and even make the chin look longer to balance one’s facial proportions. Dermal fillers on the jawline can make it look sharper and more contoured, and your doctor may also inject some into your cheekbones to lift your jawline.


  • Treats Acne Scars


Research shows that at least 40% of those who suffer from acne end up with scars. Just like other types of scarring, acne scars can be very hard to clear. Laser treatments and chemical peels do work, but those with ice pick scars, rolling scars, and boxcar scars may need a little more help from dermal fillers. When injected beneath the scars, it can give a lifting effect, thus making the skin look smoother and brighter. The injection needle targeting the fibroblast cells in your skin can also stimulate your skin to produce more collagen and elastin.


  • Clears Tech Neck Lines


Tech neck lines are those horizontal wrinkles and lines that appear on the neck which form due to the constant bending of the neck downwards when you look down at a screen, which is usually your phone. Doing the motion repeatedly causes tech neck. Injecting dermal fillers can plump the neck and make it look more youthful. Fillers can be injected into the sagging décolletage too to rejuvenate the area and increase moisture content.


  • Adds Volume to the Hollowness Under the Eyes


You may be noticing that the area under your eyes is looking hollower as time passes by. This is a common condition that happens due to the natural loss of collagen and elastin in our body which comes with age. The skin loses its volume, which results in hollowness under the eyes. This hollowness is also known as tear trough. Injecting dermal fillers in this area can restore the lost volume and make the skin plumper. Fillers used for this purpose can also fix dark circles, eye bags, and fine lines and wrinkles around the eyes.


  • Rejuvenates Aging Hands


The skin on your hands is naturally thinner and gets even thinner with age. This makes your hands more prone to wrinkles and blemishes, as well as a creepy appearance. Dermal fillers can help make the hands on your skin look better by restoring volume to the hands immediately and making wrinkles, veins, and tendons look less visible. Your doctor will inject the filler in certain areas of your hands, then those areas will be massaged afterward so they’re in place and don’t restrict the movement of your hands in any way.


  • Tightens the Earlobes


Earlobes also sag with age and have fine lines and wrinkles. If you have pierced ears, these holes will also expand as your earlobes sag, which can look unattractive. Injecting dermal fillers on your earlobes can make them look tighter and smoothen the lines and creases. The added volume to your lobes can also make your earrings look better because they’ll be able to sit better against your face. Fillers will be injected around the perimeter of your whole earlobe, specifically on areas where the skin is droopy or thin. Only a little amount is needed since too much can make your lobes look swollen.

Are you looking for an experienced doctor and a good facility to get your dermal fillers? Anand Medical Spa is New York’s top choice for non-invasive cosmetic treatments. The spa incorporates the use of safe, non-surgical procedures to refine and enhance the natural beauty of patients while addressing other factors, such as stress and insomnia that may be contributing to signs of aging.

Call now for a consultation and achieve a more refined appearance without altering your natural beauty.


About the Author:

Dr. Sunanda Chugh is the Founder and Medical Director of Anand Medical Spa and has been practicing in NYC since 2004. She is a graduate of Cornell University and has completed her training at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital/Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Chugh has worked and trained with top Plastic Surgeons and Dermatologists in NYC. Her special interest on the effect of the aging process on the face and body inspired her to specialize in Aesthetic Medicine.

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