As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. This fat loss creates hollows and facial wrinkles. The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that can affect facial skin include sun exposure, heredity, and lifestyle. Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face. Smile lines and crow’s feet become more less apparent and will diminish, thus restoring a smoother appearance to the face.
Dermal fillers can be used to:
- Plump thin lips
- Enhance shallow contours
- Soften facial creases and wrinkles
- Improve the appearance of recessed scars
Dermal fillers can be very helpful in those with early signs of aging, or as a value-added part of facial rejuvenation surgery. Most of these wrinkle fillers are temporary because they are eventually absorbed by the body and the procedure will need to be repeated for the fullness to be maintained.
Dr. Kostick offers a selection of dermal fillers , such as Restylane, Restylane Lyft, Restylane Silk, Perlane, Juvederm, Voluma and Sculptra. The filler is chosen based on the patient needs.