Facial fillers like Restylane® and Juvéderm® are such common cosmetic treatments that they have become household names. Some fillers like Sculptra® aren’t as well-known but they’re still highly effective and popular options. Fillers are generally known as wrinkle-fighting treatments, but did you know that these injections are capable of much more?
At Dermatology Associates of Atlanta, we use facial filler injections on a daily basis to help our patients look and feel their best. To give you a better idea of how facial fillers may be able to help you, we’re digging into the key issues that facial fillers can address.
Smile Lines or “Parentheses” Around the Mouth
As you get older, your skin loses volume and firmness. Over time, this makes your skin more likely to develop creases in the most mobile areas of your face. For many people, this leads to smile lines or “parentheses” on either side of the mouth. Facial fillers or dermal fillers reduce these wrinkles by restoring volume to your skin in the area.
Vertical Lines Above the Upper Lip
Everyone ages in their own way, and many people develop vertical wrinkles or fine lines above their upper lip. These are particularly common in people who smoke or previously smoked because of the repetitive motion of curling their lips around a cigarette, but they can appear in anyone. When injected correctly, facial fillers can smooth these lines.
Dark Circles Under the Eyes
Temporary dark circles under the eyes may come from a lack of sleep, but if your dark circles are more persistent, facial filler injections may be able to help. These dark circles often appear because the skin under your eyes is thinning with age, so the blood vessels and dark tissue below your skin are more visible. Dermal fillers can restore volume to the skin, so those dark tissues are more concealed.
Aging doesn’t only affect your skin. You lose bone mass in your face as the years go by, along with facial fat. This can lead to facial hollows like those in your cheeks, creating a gaunt look. Dermal fillers can fill in this lost volume and give your facial contours a more youthful and rested look.
Full lips have become a common cosmetic desire, and some people have naturally thinner lips than they would like. The lips can also lose volume as you age. Facial fillers are highly effective in rebuilding volume in the lips whether your lips are naturally thin or have become thinner with age. We also use facial fillers to give asymmetrical lips a better balance and contour.
Certain Acne Scars
Acne scars are highly common in people who have suffered from acne, but they can take on many different forms. In some cases, the acne damages enough tissue in your skin to create indents or depressions. Depending on your specific scars, our specialists may be able to use dermal fillers or a combination of dermal fillers and subcision during a minimally invasive surgery to reduce these pitted scars.
Facial fillers aren’t only one of the most effective ways to treat precise wrinkles; they have an exceptionally diverse range of issues they can treat if you have a trusted and experienced provider like our team at Dermatology Associates of Atlanta. Call our dermatology practice today to schedule your consultation and find out if facial fillers can help you reach your aesthetic goals. Follow us as well on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more skin care tips.