Top 5 Surprising Uses of Dermal Fillers

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woman cosmetic injectable dermal fillerDermal fillers are some of the most commonly requested cosmetic enhancements for skin rejuvenation. They work by introducing safe substances, such as hyaluronic acid, to the tissues just underneath the skin. These substances plump up the skin and add volume, which rapidly erases wrinkles. Increasingly, plastic surgeons have been using dermal fillers in other, more surprising ways to preserve the youthful appearance of their patients. Instead of just erasing wrinkles, these versatile injectables can perform lip augmentation, chin augmentation, and even neck rejuvenation.

Perfectly pouty lips

Hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are rapidly becoming the go-to choice for plastic surgeons performing lip augmentation. Previously, collagen was widely used for lip plumping, but hyaluronic acid is thought to be longer lasting and safer. In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon, a lip injectable can subtly boost the volume of the lips, and give them a sexier shape. Experienced surgeons know that it’s essential to add slightly more volume to the lower lip than the upper lip to create a perfectly pouty look.

Put your best chin forward

Even if the chin isn’t the first thing you notice about someone’s face, it can significantly influence your first impression of him or her. A strong chin indicates an assertive, confident personality—a vital characteristic in any workplace. Chin augmentation with injectables allows far more artistry and customization than chin implants. Plastic surgeons often use fillers like Juvederm, Voluma, Radiesse, Sculptra, and Restylane for nonsurgical chin augmentation.

Make acne scars history

The skin you lived with as a teenager can give you the same problems years later, but there’s an easy fix for that. Talk to a plastic surgeon about using dermal fillers to plump up your acne scars. Injectables are effective for depressed scars, such as the “icepick” acne scars that cause a pitted appearance in the skin.

Rejuvenate your neck

Signs of aging on the neck are why older women resort to turtlenecks and bulky scarves. But with nonsurgical neck rejuvenation, you don’t have to limit your wardrobe to these wintertime staples. A plastic surgeon can use a thin dermal filler like Belotero to lift and firm the skin, and erase that undesirable neck ring. Expect the results to last for about nine to 12 months. It should be noted that younger women can benefit from neck rejuvenation, as well. Actress Kaley Cuoco is still a spring chicken, but she’s had a neck ring since her tween years. She disclosed that she’s had a number of cosmetic enhancements performed, including neck injectables.

Forget about foot pain

Love your heels, but hate the pain they cause? Consider getting a collagen-based injectable. Increasingly, women have been getting collagen fillers injected into the ball of the foot. This increases padding in the area, making wearing heels more comfortable.

Dr. B. Aviva Preminger is a female plastic surgeon in New York City who provides personalized care and artistic cosmetic enhancements. There are many dermal fillers available today, and more continue to be developed. You can turn to Dr. Preminger for the expert guidance you need to find the right treatment for your aesthetic preferences. Call her Manhattan office today to request your confidential consultation.

More information on popular dermal fillers:

  1. WebMD, Lip Augmentation, http://www.webmd.com/beauty/cosmetic-procedures-lip-augmentation#1
  2. American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Facial Fillers/Injectables, https://www.facialesthetics.org/patient-info/facial-esthetics/wrinkle-treatment/facial-fillers-injections/