The better we look, the better we feel. When we look in the mirror and we are happy with what we see, we feel confident to take on whatever life brings us. Something that is interesting about us as humans is that our perception of ourselves can be very different from the way that people around us perceive us. We may look into a mirror and see something about our face that we don’t like. We will fixate on that, and no amount of encouragement from other people will change the way that we feel about our own appearance.
This is one of the reasons why non-surgical cosmetic procedures are beneficial. They allow people to change things that they do not like about themselves, thereby changing the way they feel about themselves. A good example of one of these non-surgical cosmetic procedures is dermal fillers.
Because of their popularity, it is likely that you have a rudimentary understanding of what a dermal filler is and what it can do. Still, there is a lot of confusion about how they work, how long they last and what conditions they treat.
Dermal fillers are used to address a lot of facial issues connected to aging. They are primarily used as a way to add facial volume. When dermal fillers are injected into an area that has a deep crease, that area plumps up. One area where these fillers are successfully used are the nasolabial folds. This is the area that goes from your nose down to the corner of your mouth. Some people refer to this area as laugh lines.
Another use for dermal fillers is adding volume to thinning lips. Again, as a person ages, their lips become thin, they start to look wrinkled and they have a negative effect on the overall look of a person’s face.
Loss of volume around the cheeks and sagging skin around the cheeks are other telltale signs of aging. Full cheeks are associated with youthfulness. Just think about a young child and one of the characteristics that almost all young children have. They have very fat, full cheeks. Dermal fillers can help a person achieve that appearance again.
Dermal fillers can be used to help individuals who have pit-like scars as a result of things like chickenpox, measles or bad acne. They fill out the sunken area, making the skin even all around.
Another area where dermal fillers are beneficial is the area around the temples. Again, as we age, the fat pads that we have underneath the temples begin to shift. The result is that our face looks sullen, and we look older.
Dermal fillers are drastically different from BOTOX®. BOTOX® is designed to relax facial muscles with the goal of addressing dynamic wrinkles. Dermal fillers are designed to add volume to your face. They are best used by individuals who have static wrinkles.
The dermal fillers offered at Nicole Norris MD Medical Spa can help change the way you look, thereby changing the way you feel about yourself. They can contribute to an increased sense of confidence as you go about your daily routine. Our office is located in Peru, IL. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more.