Over View of Our Facial Fillers
As we age areas of deep facial volume are lost and or shifts position.
- Lips: Upper and Lower lose volume and the upper lip elongates.
- Jawline: Jowl and the chin become separated by a shallow by an obvious dip.
- Cheeks: atrophy in the upper cheek bone region and tissues shift to form jowls
- Around the mouth: A parenthesis forms along the lateral portions of our mouths and extend below the corners of the mouth.
- Eyes: Lower eyelids elongate and a “Tear Trough Deformity appears and produces a bulge and shadow
- Lateral EyeBrows: Lower and the “White Show” gets less in a woman.
- Wrinkles: Moderate to deep wrinkles appear
Facial fills are useful in addressing these changes. Most commonly used fills are variations on Hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in our skin and other areas of the body as well as other natural substances similar to your body tissues. One type of fill cannot be used for every type of wrinkle or fold. In my opinion each fill, whether it is Juvaderm, Radiesse, Perlane, or Prevelle Silk, has its advantages and disadvantages and are best used according to its advantages. The thickness of the particular gel will determine the best places to use it. For example, if you are concerned about fine lines around the mouth and also nasolabial fold region, it would not be wise to use the same gel for both regions. Nasolabial folds need a thick structural gels. Fine lines need a thin gel. Depending on the choice of fill, they can last between 6 months and 14 months.
Preparing for your treatment
I recommend that you steer clear of any medications that can increase bleeding for at least a week before any fill or Botox treatment. Those are aspirin, non-steroidal antiinflammatores (NSAIDs), Vitamin E, and blood thinning agents, if possible, such as Plavix. Some homeopathic remedies also increase this risk. Avoiding these products may reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the injection site.
Some injectables require an allergy test before use. Juvederm does not. That said, be sure to discuss your medical history, including any allergies, with your doctor before your injection.
Protecting your investment
An interesting fact is that Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and Vitamin E are great inhibitor of the breakdown of Hyaluronic acids by by skin enzymes. The use of Skinceutical C E Ferulic in individuals younger than 40 and Phloretin CF for those older than 40 will inhibit the breakdown of the Hyaluronic acid fills. I encourage anyone getting a fill to be using these Skinceutical Vitamin C E Serums on a daily basis. This is just on great thing these serum do for the skin. Read more about Skinceutical Products.