Dermal Fillers: Avoid too Much of a Good Thing

In the 1980s and 1990s, plastic surgery often left a rather taut appearance to the face. These days, liquid facelifts are used which do the opposite. Injections of dermal fillers are commonly used today to give a fuller appearance to lips, jaw lines and cheekbones. Sometimes, women have far too much filler put in their faces, making them look puffy and far too swollen. This is not necessarily a mistake made by the specialist but it is more related to the original appearance of the face. Some of this seems necessary so it will look natural rather than filling up every crease and wrinkle just to satisfy the client so that she (or he) looks more glamorous or younger.

Dermal Fillers Must be Inserted by Professionals

Practitioners who use dermal fillers are normally fully qualified plastic surgeons or dermatologists. They are not only responsible for using dermal fillers but are now frequently being asked to undo the effects of dermal fillers. Women in particular who have become dissatisfied with the good things about dermal fillers, like rounder cheeks and fuller lips, are now returning to have their faces altered again.

The specialists are now injecting enzymes such as hyaluronidase. These can break down or reduce the size of dermal fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane and Perlane.

It appears that last year, 2013, was the emergence of a far more conservative use of fillers. Famous actresses such as Meryl Streep, Diane Keaton and Lauren Hutton are sticking more to their natural appearance with little evidence showing that they are trying to pretend they are at an age far younger than their true age. Plastic surgeons now recommend attending a consultation at a cosmetic surgery with a set of photographs portraying yourself throughout your life. The doctor then can understand more about you original face shape.

How Practitioners Research Their Patients First

  • skin texture and quality
  • tissue thickness and tone
  • lip and cheek volume,
  • bone structure and
  • how your face appears when still and animated.

These days, before rushing to pick up a syringe of Restylane, a good plastic surgeon will study

An experienced and knowledgeable plastic surgeon will study your face carefully before adding volume to deep set eyes which can cause recesses, thus making them look smaller. The overinflating of nasolabial folds, as well as marionette lines, can remove the structure of the mid face. Overfilling cheeks makes the under-eye area seem hollow.

Too much dermal filler may be too much of a good thing as you may not look like your true self but a different person. It’s important that a dermal filler specialist knows precisely the effects of adding filler to a certain part of your face so that it appears natural and people will still recognise you by your appearance. It is an unfortunate fact that skin loses its elasticity as we age and sags and droops causing wrinkles to appear. No one wants to look old so any way of rejuvenating appearance is taken up by those who can afford it.

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