Last month on our blog, we talked about how effective Botox® is for de-wrinkling the upper portion of your face. We acknowledged that while it’s an incredible way to get rid of dynamic wrinkles like frown lines and forehead lines, it doesn’t make a dent in a different age-related facial change: volume loss.
For that, Linda Swanson, MD, and Linda Tran, NP, often recommend dermal fillers. With these cosmetic injectables, our team can replenish volume wherever your mid and lower face need it from the comfort of our offices in Torrance and Los Alamitos, California.
Beyond that, we can also use fillers to add volume to your lips, cheeks, or other areas. If you think you might benefit from fillers as a way to move toward your cosmetic goals, don’t hesitate to ask Dr. Swanson about them.
How fillers add volume
With a dermal filler like Juvéderm®, we can inject hyaluronic acid — something your body already makes naturally — to plump the parts of your face that have lost volume through the years. Fillers aren’t just for anti-aging, though.
Beyond that, we can also use fillers to make cosmetic enhancements. Even if your lips have been thin your whole life, we can apply fillers to plump and shape them, giving you the pout you’ve always envisioned.
Specifically, we can use Juvéderm products to:
- Improve your chin profile
- Correct lower-face folds like nasolabial folds or marionette lines
- Plump your lips
- Smooth vertical lip lines
- Fill under eye hollows
In other words, our team can use fillers to add volume wherever you need it to reach your cosmetic goals or restore youthfulness to your face.
If the latter is your goal, we may recommend a combination of Botox for the wrinkles on the upper third of your face and fillers for your midface and lips. In those cases, we also may recommend Radiesse® rather than Juvéderm. This dermal filler doesn’t just replenish volume. It also helps to stimulate the production of collagen, the protein that helps your skin stay smooth and taut.
The results from both Juvéderm and Radiesse usually last 6-18 months. Both are FDA-cleared, too.
Do I need filler for my lips and midface?
Ultimately, this is a personal question. But if volume loss is making you look older, or you’ve always wished you had plumper lips, rounder cheeks, or a more pronounced chin, talk with Dr. Swanson or Nurse Practitioner Linda Tran. As experts in fillers, we can help you determine if this is the best choice to help you reach your cosmetic goals.
In many cases, fillers are a great way to get started. Application takes just minutes, and you don’t have any downtime afterward. That’s a big part of why more than 3 million Americans choose to get fillers each year. If it aligns with your ideal outcome, we often recommend fillers as an easy way to improve your appearance.
If you want to learn more and discuss if fillers could be right for you, call our office nearest to you or book a visit online today.