One of the most significant parts of the aging face is the gradual loss of volume that occurs. As the fat pads begin to shrink, the skin begins to appear looser and appears to fall. For most, restoring these fat pads to their prior volume gives an instant lift to the face. The areas most commonly treated include the temple, to raise the brow and the area in front of the ear to raise the jowls. Adding softness to the chin helps the jowls even more. Often, filling in under eye hollows will soften the nasolabial fold.
Many patients are afraid of volume filling. Why? Simply because they have seen it overdone. Just as in the past people were pulled too tight or Botoxed to a frozen state, patients are now afraid of over-filled lips and cheeks.
My approach is different. I don’t believe in the widely touted “triangle of youth” which causes many injectors to over-fill the cheeks. I believe in restoring your face
to what it was in the past. By artistically and thoughtfully filling in this unique way, I create a natural, refreshed regenerated look that will bring compliments about how great you look, not about the procedure you had done.
How do you choose which filler to use? That often depends upon the individual characteristics and desires of a patient. If you want a slow gradual change, opt for Sculptra. If you want instant satisfaction, go for Radiesse. If it is important for it to be reversible, Voluma is your choice. And, if you want it to be “natural” and long lasting, opt for a stem cell filled fat injection.