by Beauty Skin Clinic
Once you reach your mid to late 30s, you will probably notice some signs of aging in your face. One reason the face begins to look “older” is due to lost volume. What were once rounded youthful cheeks become somewhat deflated or under pronounced. This is because over time, ligaments become less tight, and fatty tissue starts to move down, giving the cheeks a flat and hollow look. This process also leads to pronounced nasolabial folds. The nasolabial folds often referred to as smile lines, are not really anything to smile about. They are the parenthesis-like lines that reach from the side of the nose to the mouth. As we age and the cheeks lose volume and density, the face droops and leads to noticeable nasolabial folds. Deep folds are one of the biggest giveaways of age.
Having “work done” is no longer a stigma people feel compelled to keep a secret. Many people not yet showing signs of aging are getting lip and cheek fillers, people in their 20s and early 30s. This is a cosmetic choice to formulate more dimension in the features, rather than an anti-ageing measure.
Dermal cheek fillers re-volumise the cheeks and restore a fuller shape to the face. Cheek fillers fill out sagging skin and tissues that have been weakened as part of the natural ageing process, but when the filler dissolves, the cheek will go back to the way it looked when you went for treatment.
However, In some situations, the skin will look better even after the filler dissolves as fillers lead to an increase in the body’s natural production of collagen, positively impacting the skin long after the filler has faded away. Collagen is a protein that improves your skin’s elasticity and hydration, along with fighting wrinkles and other signs of ageing. These fillers can see your skin looking better for years after your initial injection by increasing your collagen levels.
COLLAGEN PRODUCTION FROM FILLER INJECTIONS
Some fillers such as Juvéderm® Ultra and Restylane® lead to an increase in the body’s natural production of collagen, which enhances lines and sagging after the filler fades. Collagen is a protein that increases the skin’s elasticity and hydration, which helps fight wrinkles and other signs of ageing. By increasing collagen, these fillers can improve the skin for some time after the initial treatment.
SO HOW LONG DO FILLERS LAST?
Since fillers used in cosmetic salons aren’t permanent, you’ll have to have top up treatments if you want to maintain the look you get from the procedure. After around six months, the body naturally starts to break down the filler. So, you will need a touch-up treatment once or twice a year, usually around every eight months or so. On the positive side, if you are not sure if fillers will improve your appearance, but you would like to give them a try, it is reassuring to know the effects will fade away without long-term effects that last.
When expertly injected, cheek fillers should look natural. The changes we subtle, so while people may think you look good, nobody will know it is down to cheek fillers.
To learn more about cheek enhancement, contact us, and we’ll arrange a consultation to see if fillers are right to achieve the look you desire.