What is it that makes you start to look older? If you were to ask that question to 100 people, it is likely that the vast majority of them would say that the biggest contributor to looking older is having wrinkles. And it’s true, having wrinkles definitely affects how old a person looks. But surprisingly, wrinkles are not the primary factor in determining how old you appear. Something that has a far more dramatic effect on how you appear is the amount of facial volume that you have.
Maybe you have seen a person who was a little bit overweight and they had a round face. However, after they went on a diet and lost a lot of that facial fat, they started to look older. This is basically what happens to the majority of people once they hit their late thirties. The fat and tissue volume that gave their face a soft, young and full appearance gradually disappears.
In some people, this loss of facial volume can happen suddenly. This is especially the case for those who go on yo-yo diets or undergo extreme stress. When a person loses facial volume, their skin starts to sag. They develop jowls, their face becomes hollow, their skin creases and they develop the dreaded wrinkles.
It is essential that steps are taken to restore facial volume as soon as possible. Once a loss of facial volume has caused a person’s skin to sag severely, the only thing that can give them a more youthful appearance is a surgical facelift. It takes about ten years from the time a person loses their facial volume to the time when severe skin sagging occurs. However, if a person uses facial fillers, their more youthful appearance can be immediately restored. When a person takes advantage of facial fillers to restore their facial volume, they can delay skin sagging or even prevent it from happening altogether.
It is likely that you have heard a lot of talk about facial fillers, also known as dermal fillers. Maybe you are wondering what they are. A dermal filler is a substance that is injected underneath the skin. The goal of facial fillers is to restore facial volume. There are a lot of different dermal fillers that are currently used. While all of them pretty much do the same thing, each one has its own special feature or special compound.
Facial fillers can last between six months to one year before they need to be touched up. The amount of time between touch-ups will depend on the area being treated and the product that is being used.
You may be a good candidate for a dermal filler if you are starting to notice a loss of facial volume. Facial fillers can help you if you feel that the skin around the bottom of your face is beginning to sag, if you feel that the area around your cheeks or around your temples is hollow or if you feel that loss of facial volume is making you look prematurely aged.
Facial fillers cannot stop the aging process. However, what they can do is restore volume to your face, making you look younger and feel younger for a longer period of time. To determine if facial fillers are right for you, make an appointment at Chernoff Cosmetic Surgery. We have offices in Indianapolis, Beverly Hills, Santa Rosa and Newport Beach. Our team of professionals can address any questions or concerns you may have about this treatment. Contact us today to schedule your consultation to learn more.