While marketing terms like “game changers” or “next level” are often thrown about with little to back them up, there are times when these lofty descriptions are well-earned. Such is absolutely the case with dermal fillers, which have radically changed how we fight back against the forces of aging.
In 2022, there were more than 7 million dermal filler treatments in the United States, and people turned to these minimally invasive injections to accomplish a wide range of anti-aging goals.
To give you an idea, the team here at Cosmetic Surgery Center, under the leadership of Dr. Trent Fogleman, pulled together five ways we can use dermal fillers to dial back the years in your appearance.
1. Replenish your cheeks
As you get older, not only does the skin around your face become more lax and wrinkled, the thin layer of fat beneath your skin can also start to disappear, leaving you with a more hollowed-out look.
With dermal fillers, we can restore volume in key areas, such as around your cheekbones, so that you can regain a more youthful look. At the same time as we restore volume around your cheeks, the dermal fillers can also lift the skin slightly to smooth out fine lines and reduce sagging.
2. Fill in nasolabial folds
One of the first signs of aging often occurs around your mouth in the nasolabial folds that create parentheses around your mouth. These folds deepen with each year and can take the focus off of your great smile.
With dermal fillers, we can fill in and smooth out the deep folds, making you look years younger.
3. Plump your lips
Another telltale sign of aging is lips that begin to thin or develop vertical lines around the edges, which are also called smoker’s lines (though they can develop whether you smoked or not).
With dermal fillers, we can plump up thinning lips and smooth out those vertical lines, making your mouth appear more youthful and full.
4. Cast out shadows under your eyes
Another area where dermal fillers can make a big difference is under your eyes. The skin in these areas is quite thin and sensitive and often the first to show signs of aging. When this skin ages, it leads to an uneven surface that creates shadows under your eyes.
With dermal fillers, we can smooth out the lumpy under-eye area and get rid of any shadowing that may be making you look older or more tired than you feel.
5. Smooth out your hands
Your face is not the only area that can benefit from dermal fillers. We can also use these cosmetic injectables to address craggy hands. Through strategically placed injections, we can restore volume on the tops of your hands to make them look more youthful again.
As you can see, there are myriad ways that dermal fillers can meet your anti-aging goals. At our practice, we offer several types of dermal fillers, including industry-leading brands Juvéderm®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra®.
If you’d like to explore how dermal fillers can make a dramatic difference in your appearance, please contact our office in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to schedule an appointment.