As we get older, our face naturally loses subcutaneous fat and tissue, and therefore the facial muscles work closer to the skin surface. Thus, smile lines and crow’s feet become more evident.
Facial skin also hangs a little and causes loss of skin volume. Other factors affecting the skin of the face are sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.
Dermal fillers can be used in those with signs of premature aging or to make the results of facial rejuvenation surgery more acceptable.
For some patients, surgeries such as face lifting, eyebrow lift or eyelid aesthetics may be the best approach. Minimally invasive rejuvenation treatments, such as soft tissue fillers, cannot achieve the same results, but can help delay the time it is appropriate to consider a facial rejuvenation surgery. It is extremely important to know that dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging, and ongoing treatments will be needed for long-term results.
You can be a good candidate for dermal fillers if:
For some patients, surgeries such as face lifting, eyebrow lift or eyelid aesthetics may be the best approach.
The decision to make a filling is extremely personal. You will need to decide whether the benefits will meet your goals and whether the risks and potential complications of dermal fillers are acceptable.
Your plastic surgeon will explain the risks to you in detail.
You will be asked to sign approval forms to ensure you fully understand the procedure, risks and possible complications.
Serious complications of dermal fillers are rare. Potential risks vary depending on the specific filler used and the relative permanence of the filler and include:
These risks and others will be fully discussed before your consent is obtained.
It is important to address all your questions directly with your plastic surgeon. Although good results are obtained from your procedure, there is no guarantee that you will be satisfied with your results. Since significant complications can arise from dermal filler injections, it is important to be in the care of a board-approved plastic surgeon who understands the risks and is trained and prepared to deal with any complications that may occur.
In some cases, it may not be possible to achieve the best results with a single procedure. Most fillers dissipate over time. To resume your correction, you should consider repeating the injection periodically.