All of us have had the jarring experience of looking at our reflection in the mirror and wondering what in the world happened. The aging process is so slow and insidious that we do not even realize it is taking place until a sufficient change has happened in our appearance, and the aging becomes very apparent.
What we see when we look at ourselves in the mirror is just the external covering. The signs of aging that appear on our face are deeper than what is on the surface. In fact, aging happens more in the dermis than it does on the epidermis. The collagen that is used to give our face its youthful contours disappears. And our face starts to deflate like a balloon that has had the air removed from it.
When a person looks at their face in the mirror and they compare what they see today to what they saw 10 or 20 years ago, the majority of the changes that they see are the result of lost facial volume. Wrinkles do have a visual impact on a person’s face. However, the visual impact of wrinkles is minimal when compared to the effect that the loss of volume has on a person’s appearance. When a person’s face has a drooping jawline and sunken cheeks, they just look older.
Loss of facial volume has become such a big problem that in a recent survey, approximately 40 percent of women said that it is the primary concern on their face. At the same time, in parts of the United Kingdom, the number of women who wanted dermal fillers to be used increased by 93 percent.
One question that men and women should answer before using dermal fillers is, what exactly do dermal fillers do? Well, the way that dermal fillers are used today is drastically different than how they were used just five years ago. Today, dermal fillers are not being used to solely plump up the face. Instead, they are being used in smaller amounts evenly across the face to give the face a natural 3-D effect.
Dermal fillers can soften a woman’s face. They can actually make her look up to 10 years younger. Many cosmetic professionals have referred to using dermal fillers as a liquid facelift. Dermal fillers, when applied in strategic areas, will tighten the lower face, smooth out baggy eyes and make a person look younger. They also stimulate the body’s collagen production, thus making a person’s skin look younger.
There is nothing that we can do to stop the aging process. The image we see in the mirror today will be different than the one we saw two decades ago. However, with dermal fillers, there are things that we can do to minimize the effect aging has on us.
With locations in Stuart and Palm Beach Gardens, Athena Plastic Surgery offers a wide variety of dermal fillers to ensure that each patient receives the perfect treatment option for them. Contact us today to schedule your appointment to learn more about how dermal fillers can benefit you.