Skin Fillers Treatment
Why Volume fillers?
Fat may seem like your worst enemy but in the war against ageing , the right amount of it is actually the secret to looking young. Fat is what gives the face volume and volume is the hallmark of youth. Before the age of 40, facial fat begins to deplete, cheek looses fullness, creating a hollow aged appearance. Since a full face is a young looking face, restoring the right amount of volume is fundamental to taking the years off the face.
What areas can lose volume?
Volume is lost in many areas of the face as we get older. The areas that lose volume include; the cheeks, the brow, and the lips. As the cheeks sag and lose volume, they descend from their usual high position in the face near the eyes, to a lower position. This leads to the formation of nasolabial folds (the folds from the corners of the nose to the mouth), oral commissures (the folds just beneath the corners of the mouth), and then jowls ( the skin that sags beneath the jawline). This leads to a more square appearance to the face. Conversely, a youthful face resembles the shape of an upside-down triangle, a line through the eyes forming a base, and the chin forming the point of the triangle. Volume can also be lost in the brows, which exposes the upper orbital rim, giving the face of more skeletal appearance.
For reasons of confidentiality I am unable to show before after images of my patients so to give you an example there are few images of Christie Brinkley who is in her 50’s looks extremely youthful because she had enough volume replacement in the cheeks.
On the other hand is Signourey Weaver and Jamie Lee Curtis look older than they really are because the cheeks lack definition.
By erasing wrinkles and fine lines, there may not be as much change to the youthfulness of the face as adding volume. This is illustrated in the next figure which shows the wrinkles from Sigourney Weaver's face removed.