When you look in the mirror, and you see signs of aging staring back at you, it can be unnerving. These telltale signs can begin to make their mark as early as your 30s or late 20s in some cases. Many contributing factors can be the cause behind these changes and the rate at which aging progresses. Both environmental and genetic factors including, smoking, stress, and excessive sun exposure, are to blame for the early signs of aging for patients in Scottsdale, AZ.
Fortunately, there are several non-surgical options in the form of injectable fillers that can rejuvenate your face and help turn back the clock on aging. Dr. Sidney Starkman is a fellowship-trained facial plastic surgeon in Scottsdale, AZ. His team at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery, have the experience and skill set when it comes to assisting patients in restoring their youthful appearance. If you have been considering injectable fillers as an option to fight the signs of aging, then read below about four different areas of the face that can instantly be improved.
What are injectable fillers?
Also known as dermal fillers, an injectable filler is a useful tool in restoring fullness and volume to the face, ultimately reducing the appearance of lines, wrinkles, and other flaws. With age, many experience facial fat loss and volume as a natural consequence. Fillers are a gel-like substances that are injected underneath the skin. Many of the elements found in fillers also occur naturally in the body, making them well-received for most. Some of the most popular injectables for patients in the Scottsdale area are Juvéderm®, Restylane®, Voluma®, Radiesse®, and Sculptra®.
A noninvasive alternative
Injectable fillers provide Scottsdale area patients with a fantastic option from having to undergo surgical cosmetic procedures, like facelifts. Each designed with a very specific purpose, fillers can be customized, addressing target problems. Dermal fillers are highly effective, but the results are temporary to long-lasting results rather than permanent. Patients must follow routine treatments to maintain their rejuvenation effects. Plastic surgeon Dr. Sidney Starkman features the experience and knowledge to give his patients a customized treatment plan.
4 areas of the face improved by dermal fillers
Here are four areas of the face that can be dramatically enhanced by dermal fillers:
Some of the most common signs of aging appear on the forehead. Dermal fillers help fill those deep lines that may be present. These deep lines include those prominent "number 11" lines between the brows. Fillers are a fantastic solution that allows you to have natural facial expressions.
Aside from those pesky forehead lines, dermal fillers can also help to soften wrinkles in the upper face that appear around the eyes. Patients who have moderate to severe “crow’s feet” can enjoy a more even and younger appearance.
3. Nose, Mouth, Lips
Fillers can enhance the shape of the upper lip, lower lip, or both while correcting the appearance of fine, vertical lines and adding fullness to the lips. Injectable fillers can also target those prominent parentheses lines and other wrinkles around the mouth and nose, by adding volume and plumping the lines. Included are nasolabial folds, which are lines that extend from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
Restore contour to the cheeks to treat age-related thinning and sagging in the mid-face with dermal fillers. During this process, fillers are injected into the cheeks to add volume and contours, resulting in a more youthful appearance.
Are you a candidate?
Candidates for dermal fillers are adults in Scottsdale, AZ area who have wrinkles that they wish to correct. As with any cosmetic treatments, it is imperative to have reasonable expectations. While fillers can significantly help to restore a more youthful appearance, it cannot eliminate every single wrinkle or fend off new ones.
Quick and long-lasting
Once the filler is injected, wrinkles and lines will miraculously be less noticeable. This quick procedure has a little downtime, and you can get back to your day after leaving our Scottsdale, AZ, office. Some mild swelling or bruising around the injection site is not uncommon during the first week. Depending on which dermal fillers you chose, the visible results can be seen for up to one year. Many of our patients have had more than one treatment, and the results can last even longer.
Are you tired of fine lines and wrinkles on your face? Then dermal fillers may be your next move in refreshing appearance. Men and women alike love its natural and long-lasting results that reduce the visible facial signs of aging. For more information, contact our Dr. Sidney Starkman at Starkman Facial Plastic & Laser Surgery in Phoenix, AZ, to schedule a consultation today.