The visible signs of facial aging occur over time as a result of sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle. One of the earliest signs of aging is a loss of facial fullness and the development of wrinkles. Softening of these facial lines and the restoration of volume and fullness in the face often can be achieved non-surgically with injectable fillers. If you would like to restore facial contours, or reduce the appearance of lines and creases, injection therapy with soft tissue fillers may be right for you.
Injectable fillers can:
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
What it won’t do:
Soft tissue augmentation does not stop the aging process. If you wish to change the elements of your face, surgery such as a facelift, brow lift or eye lift may be the answer. Non-surgical rejuvenation treatments such as injectable fillers cannot achieve the same results, but may help delay the time at which a facelift becomes appropriate.
There are a variety of soft tissue fillers available. Currently, the most popular filler being used is hyaluronic acid which is marketed under the brand names such as “Juvederm”, “Belotero” and “Restylane”.
Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance found in our bodies. It is well suited to plump thin lips and fill facial creases such as nasolabial folds. It may also be appropriate for some surface wrinkles and concave scars. The results generally last for 6 to 12 months. Cross linking of the product may help the product last longer. Examples of hyaluronic acid fillers commonly used in Dr. Sian’s practice include the following: