Most people would agree that it would be nice to be able to freeze time, or at least stop the effects that time and aging have on the appearance. Unfortunately, there doesn’t seem to be any hope for such a scientific discovery in the near future. It can be hard to see your appearance and natural beauty affected by the typical signs of aging, such as wrinkles, drooping skin, and sunken facial features. Fortunately, there are several cosmetic treatments that allow patients to address these imperfections and restore a more refreshed appearance. Dermal fillers correct many of the most common signs of aging, and they do so without surgery. For those who have been looking for a minimally invasive solution for creases, wrinkles, and diminishing facial contours, consider these five signs that may signal it’s time for dermal fillers at the Ottawa, ON cosmetic surgery practice of Dr. Peter Brownrigg.
Fine lines and wrinkles are often the very first signs of aging. Because the skin on the face and neck is frequently exposed to harsh environmental elements, this is often where wrinkles first develop. These lines and wrinkles cannot be hidden with makeup. In fact, makeup often makes these lines appear even more defined. While a few lines and wrinkles may not warrant invasive cosmetic treatment, such as a facelift, they can be treated with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can be injected into the skin to fill in and smooth out these lines and wrinkles, giving the skin a fresher appearance. Dermal fillers are minimally invasive and allow patients to maintain a natural appearance.
Lines and wrinkles are not always quite so subtle. Many patients develop deep lines and creases around the face and neck. These creases are often a result of lost skin elasticity, a lack of collagen production, and the repetitive use of facial muscles. Even deeper lines and creases do not necessarily warrant cosmetic surgery. Dr. Brownrigg offers dermal fillers that can fill in deep creases to give the face and neck a softer and more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers may be used to address creases in the forehead, deep crow’s feet around the eyes, marionette lines that develop between the nose and mouth, and creases along the neck, just to name a few.
There have been many scientific studies that show that lines and contours play a role in defining what most people consider to be beautiful. While many people think of contours as pertaining to the shape of a person’s body, contours also play an important role in defining the face. Facial contours add definition to the facial structure and allow patients to enjoy aesthetically pleasing features such as strong cheekbones, a prominent chin, or plump lips. Needless to say, not everyone is born with strong facial definition. Dermal fillers can add volume and definition to unpronounced facial features.
One common side effect of aging is a reduced production of collagen. Aside from contributing to lines, wrinkles, and creases, this can also make the skin thinner and looser. As a result, facial features tend to look sunken in or hollowed out. It is not unusual for patients to notice hollows beneath the eyes and recessed skin around the cheeks. Sunken facial features not only make a person look aged, but they can also make them look tired and unhealthy. Just as dermal fillers can add volume to improve facial definition, they can also fill in sunken facial features to restore a healthier and more alert appearance.
Cosmetic treatment is all about helping patients reach their personal aesthetic goals, so the biggest sign that it may be time for dermal fillers is dissatisfaction with your appearance. Patients that are ready to restore a more youthful and refreshed appearance, and those who are hesitant to undergo cosmetic surgery, are excellent candidates for minimally invasive dermal fillers.
If you are curious about dermal fillers and want to know if they can help you address some of your aesthetic concerns, Dr. Peter Brownrigg would be happy to meet with you and answer any questions you may have. Contact us at your earliest convenience to find out if you are an ideal candidate for dermal fillers treatment.