You’ve always been able to look younger than your age, trimming a few years off here and there with your stylish clothes, your radiant smile, and even your vibrant personality. All the while, the effects of aging have been trying to catch up to you, working to form small wrinkles and stubborn etched-in lines on specific areas of your face.
Maybe you’ve noticed a few stubborn lines above your lips that used to be hidden by makeup, or you’ve caught your reflection and seen some small wrinkles starting to develop around your mouth. Although these changes are natural, it doesn’t mean you have to live with them.
Fortunately, there are several ideal options that can help you take those wrinkles all the way to smooth! Dermal fillers can give you a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional facelift costs. Most will fill lines and wrinkles in less than 30 minutes with results that can last from 6 months to up to 2 years.
Dermal fillers, unlike Botox that relaxes the muscle under a wrinkle, fill the line/crease/area with one of several different substances. As a result, trouble spots nearly disappear.
Areas DERMAL FILLERS CAN TREAT
Youthful lips that are plump and volumized lose elasticity and fullness over time, creating sagging or thinning lips. Whether aging has caused them to thin, or your lips have never had the volume you desire, you are not alone. Many people wish their lips were larger, more full. The lips are one of the most popular areas for dermal filler injections, that when performed correctly by a skillful injector, will plump the lips for a gentle, natural looking result. Lip Augmentations are one of our specialties at Davis Aesthetics and one of the services we are highly known for.
Over time, our cheeks start to flatten, and the skin may begin to sag, causing the "sunken cheeks" look that tend to make people feel older than they really are. This natural loss of volume in the cheek area is what the experts call age-related midface volume loss. Injections can restore round contours and produce those sought-after high cheekbones that people consider markers of natural beauty.
TEAR TROUGH | UNDER EYE AREA
For many patients, both young and old, filler treatments to the under eye area are a safe and effective alternative to surgery. Many patients are unhappy with the shadows and depressions that occur under the eyes. This can be due to genetics, but is also a common sign of aging. While a tear trough deformity can be corrected surgically by repositioning fat in the lower eyelid, treatment with filler has become a popular alternative. Many patients prefer a non-invasive approach, in order to avoid the risks and potential complications of surgery. Treatment with a dermal fillers can provide a patient with a long-lasting natural result, often greater than one year, with minimal downtime.
nasolabial folds | Smile Lines
For most of us, smile lines – also known as nasolabial folds – are nothing to smile about. These lines and creases run from the side of the nose to the corner of the mouth, and are the result of the loss of facial volume and skin elasticity as we age. They can make you look older, tired, or unhappy – even though you feel youthful inside.
Even if you have never heard of marionette lines, you probably know what they are. These lines that run straight downwards from the corners of the mouth can make you look unhappy. Marionette lines form as facial volume begins to deplete and deeper creases begin to form below the mouth.
vertical lip lines | pucker lines | Smoker lines
Time is working against your skin’s appearance. Every time you speak, eat, drink from a straw, smoke, kiss, or smile, your skin remembers and lines eventually begin to show on your face. The vertical lines above and below your lips can be difficult to hide with makeup and are often highlighted when a bright shade of lipstick bleeds into them.
Corners of the mouth
The corners of the mouth, also known as the oral commissures, can turn downward as you age and lose volume below the mouth. This downturned appearance of the mouth can make you look like you are frowning or even mad. In addition, volume loss in this area often leads to the formation or the deepening of already-formed marionette lines.
A little known area of the face that can make a big impact on the way we look is the pre-jowl fold area, or the pre-jowl fold sulcus, which is the area on either side of our chin. Facial volume loss associated with the aging process results in sagging of the skin in other facial areas, and leaves the pre-jowl fold area hollow.
There are many reasons to undergo jaw enhancement. Enhancing the jaw line with dermal filler injections can give you a more youthful appearance by filling in loose skin. By smoothing the contours of the jaw, it increases the definition of this area. Jaw enhancement can also decrease the appearance of jowls, or hanging folds of fat and skin drooping beneath the jawline. Jaw enhancement may be right for you if you’ve always felt you had a weak jaw line, or if you’ve begun to notice signs of aging in this area of your face. Many candidates are men wishing for a more chiseled jaw or women who wish their jaw looked softer and more feminine.
This pesky wrinkle, forming horizontally across the chin can really distract from the smile. Caused by facial volume loss, chin wrinkles appear gradually over time.
Whether you were a kid suffering from embarrassing acne, or struggling with it as an adult, and are left with the scars to be a constant reminder, acne scars can be a debilitating issue and play an important role in someone's self esteem.
Many people wonder how to get rid of hand wrinkles. Now you can improve the appearance of your aging hands with dermal fillers. They help restore a more youthful appearance to hands, it is a quick, in-office treatment, it reduces the appearance of tendons and veins, and delivers smooth, natural-looking results that last up to a year in most patients.
Radiesse Hand Treatment
By Joshua Davis, RN, BSN
DERMAL FILLER PORTFOLIO
Regardless the reasons, Davis Aesthetics is proud to offer our clients some of the best dermal filler options on the market today to help you achieve your aesthetic goals. Which filler our injectors utilize will be determined at your consultation and will depend on the treatment area that is being corrected.