Defy Gravity With Dermal Fillers
Gravity – we owe a lot to you. You are the constant force which keeps things in their place, you pull to us what we need in order to survive and you enable the Earth to retain its atmosphere. We’ll give you due kudos for all of the above, but when it comes to the effect that you have on our faces, you leave us a little less enthused and in need of a little help to keep our youthful appearance.
As we age, gravity’s pull, combined with internal hormonal changes and lifestyle factors such as sun-exposure, work to reduce our skin’s dexterity and flexibility over time. As the skin’s natural supports begin to break down, a loss of definition happens in the eye sockets, temples, lips, jawline and forehead.
The ageing process and loss of tissue volume proceeds quite gradually in most areas of the face, but dramatic volume-loss from the mid-face section can sometimes occur quite suddenly. With time, this eventually causes the skin to slacken or sag. Full, cherubic cheeks are what we’ve come to associate with youth, so it’s no surprise that droopy skin in that part of the face can lend an overall tired and drawn appearance, even if it’s quite the opposite that we’re feeling!
In our late 20s, the early signs of fine lines, caused by repeated muscle movement, begin to show. Known as ‘dynamic lines’, these typically form around the eyes and mouth during facial expressions – smiling lines*, some fondly call them. (*Rolls eyes.) But from 35 onwards, dynamic wrinkles deepen and the number of static lines (which are apparent with or without facial movement) increase.
These telltale signs of aging can range from slightly wrinkled skin under the eyes to pronounced nasolabial folds (the lines from the nose to the corners of the mouth), but regardless, they all result from the redistribution of facial fat and reduced volume under the skin.
Never fear though, there are options available to those who refuse to lose the battle against gravity just yet, and with the best skincare clinic offering only impermanent, natural treatments, there is nothing to be afraid of.
Lost volume from your cheeks?
Over time, our facial structure naturally changes and our bones provide less support for the overlaying tissues, muscles and skin which, in turn, begin to move down towards the lower half of the face. As the fat pads in the cheeks begin to slide, they cause the appearance of nasolabial folds, which can contribute to a fatigued-looking face. Typically, in this area, a hyaluronic acid filler is a particularly effective treatment to stop the signs of ageing due to its purity. It can be injected into the creases to restore plumpness and at the same time, replenish the body’s stores of moisture by drawing water into the treated area, enhancing your natural beauty. Results should last up to 12 months, after which the naturally-occurring acid will be fully reabsorbed by the body and the face will return to its original contours.
Lost volume from your lips?
Again, as we age, our lips begin to thin and small vertical lines and creases often form towards the edges of the mouth. When coupled with shrinkage of internal lip tissues, the lip area starts to look wrinkled and it can have a negative effect on the overall look of a person’s face.
To help soften these vertical lines, a filler like Restylane can be injected to add volume to the white line (where lip liner is usually placed), but it might not eradicate them completely. Laser resurfacing or dermabrasion is often used in conjunction with the fillers, to flatten the deep lines more completely, while the daily use of a topical retinol will also maintain smoothness in the area.
Dermal fillers are a great way to give a helping hand in fighting the effects of gravity that come with age, and help restore a youthful freshness and volume to your face. For more information on how dermal fillers can help you regain lost volume in your cheeks, lips, forehead and chin, contact Thérapie Clinic by calling 1890 650 750 or book a consultation below.
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