If you’re over the age of thirty and, like most people your age, have begun to see the signs of aging on your face, dermal fillers may be your thing. These injectable products, along with neuromodulators, have been leaders in the field of non-surgical anti-aging treatments for the past several years. They are so common that people may make the mistake of making fillers their thing for longer than they should. You may know that dermal fillers can reduce undereye bags and smooth the creases that have formed around the nose and mouth. What you might not know is that there is a time when this approach to aging could work against you rather than for you. Here, we discuss why a time may come when a facelift makes more sense than fillers.
Fillers or Facelift?
We understand the draw of dermal fillers. This anti-aging treatment is convenient and cost-effective, at least for a time. Getting injections may feel far less intimidating than having surgery. There is no recovery needed, and none of the risks that surgery carries. Still, results matter and, if fillers cannot achieve results that look naturally youthful, they lose their value.
One of the most common mistakes that people make when they choose to seek facial rejuvenation treatment is that they self-diagnose. Thanks, Google! Doing your research before scheduling a treatment consultation can be beneficial. An informed patient is a confident patient. However, what people often do is read about various treatments online, then visit a provider convinced that the treatment they have researched is right for them. Patients must understand not only what fillers can do but also what they cannot.
Dermal filler treatment is an excellent solution for the early signs of aging. This is because problems like undereye bags and nasolabial folds are first caused by facial deflation. As aging progresses, though, the face then shows signs of descent. Descent means that fat, muscle, and skin move downward. As this happens, we see the worsening of nasolabial folds, marionette lines, jowls, and a squaring of the low face. In this situation, there is little that fillers can do to restore youthfulness without affecting the natural contours of the face.
At Signature Plastic Surgery, our patients have surgical and non-surgical options for correcting the signs of aging. They also receive the guidance they need to discern which options are appropriate for them. To schedule a consultation at our Las Vegas or Henderson office, call 702-805-2058.