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When Should I Consider Fillers

When Should I Consider Fillers

By Beverly Fischer on December 26, 2019

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As we age, it’s natural to develop fine lines and wrinkles on the face. It’s also natural to start seeing volume reduction and sagging. These effects can be exacerbated by factors like heredity, sun damage, illness, and more.

Even so, you might not be ready for a full facelift to address the signs of aging. Fortunately, you may not require cosmetic surgery to improve your appearance and boost your self-esteem. With the right fillers, you’ll enjoy speedy procedures and see instantaneous results, with minimal downtime for recovery.

Products like Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Sculptra, and Bellafill help to combat common signs of aging, rejuvenate your face, and help you look as young as you feel, boosting your confidence in the process. The only question is: when should you consider these treatment options? Here are a few signs you might be ready for a quick pick-me-up with facial fillers.

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When You Notice Loss of Volume

When we’re young, we have an abundant supply of collagen and fat that is evenly distributed around the face, creating the plumpness associated with youth. As fat loses volume with age, it can clump and sag, resulting in hollow areas around the eyes and cheeks, as well as bagginess in the jowls, for example. Shifting fat can also exacerbate wrinkling.

Strategic placement of fillers can help to reduce the appearance of hollows, sagging, and wrinkles associated with the loss of collagen and fat that once firmed and plumped the face. Fillers can be used to add fullness to the cheeks, as well as softening and filling out heavy lines around the nose and mouth (nasolabial folds and marionette lines). These steps can help to combat the loss of volume in the face and create subtle improvements that result in a more youthful appearance.

When You Notice Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Crinkly crows’ feet are for our grandmothers, not for us (even if you’re a grandmother yourself). Fine lines and wrinkles could have several causes, but the result is the same – a face that makes you look older than you are and older than you feel. The right fillers can deliver incredible improvements to fine lines and wrinkles, filling them in to create a smooth, line-free surface.

When You Notice Asymmetry

You might think that aging is a relatively uniform process, but this isn’t always the case. It’s not unusual to notice greater aging effects on one side of the face, including more wrinkling or sagging. This is partially because our faces aren’t perfectly symmetrical to begin with, and this disparity is only highlighted by the aging process. The artful application of fillers can do wonders to minimize asymmetry. 

When You Need to Refresh My Look

When you first start to notice volume loss, sagging, and fine lines and wrinkles, you might think you can live with it. As it gets incrementally worse over time, you may not be so sure. If you look in the mirror one day and no longer recognize the face staring back at you, it’s time for a refresh to rejuvenate your appearance and restore your confidence. Fillers are a great way to turn back the clock with subtle improvements.

If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits of fillers and you want to find out if you’re a good candidate, contact the Advanced Center for Plastic Surgery and Dr. Beverly Fischer, MD today at 410-308-4700 or online to schedule a consultation.

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Dr. Beverly A. Fischer is passionate about her role as a leading female plastic and cosmetic surgeon in Baltimore, Maryland and beyond. She believes that plastic surgery makes a positive, life-changing difference, whether you’re renewing your body, face, and skin or embarking on an entire gender transition.

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