As you age, the skin, tissue and fat layers on your face change. While the skin noticeably may form lines and wrinkles on the forehead, around the eyes or near the lips, the midface changes are deeper. The density of the cheek and jowls can have a profound effect on the youthfulness of the face, one of the reasons that facelifts, or cheek lifts are common anti-aging procedures. However, in the early stages, dermal fillers can have a non-invasive, yet revitalizing impact on the midface for a more youthful appearance.
One of the noticeable deep lines that appear when the face ages are around the nose and mouth. The nasolabial fold stretches in parenthesis from the mid-nose down around the mouth, referred to as “smile lines”. Dermal fillers can be used to add volume and smooth these deep lines. Some dermal fillers can last for up to two years before they need to be repeated.
Fat loss in the cheek region can cause a hallow or aged appearance. Plus, loss of upper cheek fat can create bags under the eyes, making you look older and tired. Dermal fillers can plump the upper cheeks, helping restore a softer, more youthful shape to the face and reduce eye bags. While it is temporary, it can have similar effects as a cheek lift or cheek implant surgery without the downtime.
Dermal fillers are cost-effective and non-invasive options to rejuvenate the face. Not only can they be used in the midface, they can also be used for fine wrinkles and to add volume to lips. Talk to a plastic surgeon about the options available in dermal fillers to give your face a more youthful appearance without the need for surgery.
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New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai
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