For the most part, those who are in their younger years have what most people would refer to as attractive facial contours. In most cases, the fat, or volume, in their face is where it is supposed to be. Usually, people have more fat in their cheeks. As a person ages, however, their facial contours begin to change. Instead of having more volume in the cheeks, that volume starts to gravitate downwards. Fortunately, we don’t have to accept this if we don’t want to. We can restore valuable volume to our face with dermal fillers.
The basic way that dermal fillers are used is to add volume to areas of the face that need it. They can be used in large areas, like the cheeks. When they are used in the cheeks, they can replace the volume that has been lost over time. They can be used to fill in scars and indentations in the face, neck, chest area, and hands. They can be used to add more volume to the lips. In other words, they can skillfully be injected almost anywhere a patient needs a little bit more volume.
Some people are simply not happy with their natural facial contours. You may naturally have very thin cheeks or lips. If you would like to enhance these areas, dermal fillers can also be used in order to do this.
One of the biggest benefits of dermal fillers is that almost everyone is a good candidate for this form of treatment. It is extremely safe to use, and since many of the popular dermal fillers that are on the market right now are made from substances that already occur naturally in the body, there is very little chance that a patient will have a negative reaction.
Some of the most popular dermal fillers that are currently available are based on hyaluronic acid. This is something that is found naturally in the body, especially when a person is in their younger years. It makes a person’s skin look healthy and hydrated. When a dermal filler based on this substance is injected under the skin, not only does it add that needed volume, but it also hydrates the skin. For example, if it is used in the lips to add more volume or to fill in lines and wrinkles, it makes the lips look soft.
Whether you are working to combat the aging process or want to tweak your natural appearance a bit, we would be happy to tell you more about the benefits you can receive using dermal fillers. Treatment sessions are usually very quick. As an added benefit, you can usually expect your results to last anywhere from six months to a year. We are happy to show you how you can improve your facial contours with dermal fillers.
At Medical Aesthetics of Virginia, we are proud to provide a wide variety of dermal fillers to our clients in Norfolk. Contact us today to book your first appointment and find out which filler is right for you!