Your dentist is the best person to make sure that your mouth and teeth are healthy, and that your smile is as attractive as possible. However, an increasing number of dentists are now concerning themselves with the overall appearance of the face itself too, and offering esthetic services to maximize your natural beauty and confidence.
Your healthy, beautiful smile can be further complemented using dermal fillers. Here’s what you need to know about how dermal fillers improve facial esthetics to help you to look your very best.
Dermal fillers are a very popular, minimally invasive cosmetic treatment that are also sometimes referred to as an injectable due to the way in which the treatment is administered. Fillers are made from a variety of materials, but the most popular are those which are made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance, but as we get older, our production of it diminishes. HA fillers restore these levels, causing the skin to become plumper, firmer and smoother. The filler adds volume to your face in areas where it may appear sunken or lax.
The effects of fillers, like other non-surgical esthetic treatments, are only temporary, and results typically last from 3-6 months before the filler is broken down naturally by your body and further treatment is required to maintain them. The treatment itself is simple, virtually painless, and requires no downtime, meaning that you can go back to your usual daily routine immediately afterwards. A topical anesthetic can be used to numb your face before the injections are administered, but the needle is so fine that many people feel that they don’t require any anesthetic at all.
Exactly how fillers will be used to improve the esthetics of your face will depend on your individual face shape and any cosmetic issues that you may be experiencing. For example, if you have sagging skin around your jawline, fillers can be used to add volume and tighten the skin so that jowls are less pronounced, and your jaw is more defined. Fillers can also be used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and lines that may form on your face, such as the nasolabial folds that run from the nose to the corners of your mouth.
Many people are surprised to learn that dermal fillers are being increasingly used as a form of non-surgical rhinoplasty. When fillers are placed into the skin on and around the nose, it’s possible to alter its shape, eliminating any issues such as bumps and hollows and improving its overall appearance. And unlike surgical rhinoplasty procedures, while it’s not permanent, there is also no pain or downtime to worry about.
Facial fillers are predominantly used on the lower half of the face, which is most affected by the loss of volume and skin laxity as part of the aging process. Some of the most common areas to have treated include:
The lips. Fillers can be used to plump out the lips, improve their symmetry and provide greater definition of the cupid’s bow on the top lip.
The cheeks. Fillers can be used to address hollowed-out cheeks, plumping them and making them look fuller and more youthful.
Around the chin and jaw. Fillers can be used to create structure and definition.
The nose. Fillers can be used in non-surgical rhinoplasty.
Deep lines and folds, such as those that occur between the nose and corners of the mouth, and the mouth and chin.
Fillers can also smooth out very fine lines and wrinkles that can occur around the eyes and lips.
Find out if you are a good candidate for dermal fillers, contact Smile Center Ohio in Delaware (740) 306-0099 or Worthington, OH (614) 350-7446.