5 of the best spots for facial dermal fillers
Alongside Botox, dermal fillers are today’s non-surgical anti-ageing procedure of choice. They can take years of the face instantly by adding volume to wrinkled, sagging or flattened areas of the face and filling the lips which can be performed during your lunch hour, and require little recovery time.
But which areas of the face benefit most from dermal fillers? Let’s find out…
TOP 5 SPOTS FOR FACIAL DERMAL FILLERS
#1. Your cheekbones
When done correctly, dermal fillers in the cheeks can knock years off the appearance of someone in their 30s while also enhancing their overall facial beauty, says Dr. Sara Mullen of the Victorian Cosmetic Institute, who’s been deemed Australia’s filler queen. “Make sure you seek a reputable cosmetic doctor or surgeon – only a fine line separates a great result from a cosmetic disaster such as pillow face.” Selecting a doctor who administers the correct amount needed will ensure optimum results.
#2. Your lips
“For those who lack symmetry or volume in their lips, correcting this area with a little dermal filler can make a big difference to the overall aesthetics of your face,” explains Dr. Sara. “Be careful, though – subtlety is key, and less is more. No one looks good with a trout pout or a Daffy Duck beak.”
#3. Your temples and forehead
As we age, our temples tend to hollow out, while our foreheads tend to flatten. “When I perform dermal filler treatment on these areas, people are usually amazed at the transformation it makes,” says Dr. Sara, because a curved forehead is very attractive when it comes to a woman’s side profile.
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#4. Your chin
“As we get older our chin loses structural support, causing our neck, mouth and surrounding areas to droop,” explains Dr. Sara. “Injecting dermal fillers into your chin will not only make your profile and general face shape more pleasing, it will also help bring back youth to these surrounding areas.”
#5. Your nose
Hate your nose? Don’t even think about getting rhinoplasty, stressed Dr. Sara. “In many cases, a bumpy or misshapen nose can be fixed using dermal fillers.” So, before going under the knife, be sure to ask your cosmetic doctor if this treatment is suitable for you.
WHEN DERMAL FILLERS AREN’T THE RIGHT FIT FOR YOU…
If you wish to promote a fuller, plumper, firmer complexion using products alone, it’s vital you maintain a solid skin regimen that includes products with active ingredients. Start with a cleanser that not only cleans your skin, but also prepares it for your other anti-ageing products. (We love Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE Anti-Ageing Treatment Boosting Cleanser for this.) Follow this with a collagen-boosting serum like Mieux Derma C Beta Collagen Restore or Snoxin by indeed labs, which will help address any signs of ageing at a deeper level. Then, target fine lines and thinning skin around the eyes with an eye cream that contains retinol and peptides. (Try Ultraceuticals Ultra A Eye Cream.) Finish with a hydrating, antioxidant rich moisturiser such as Meaningful Beauty Daily Moisture or glo therapeutics Conditioning Hydration Cream during the day, and a potent skin restoring cream like NeoStrata Skin Active Cellular Restoration at night.
Have you ever had dermal fillers? It is something you’d consider having done at some point? Which areas of your face would you most likely get treated?