Updated: Jan 18
The word Fillers can conjure up all sorts of preconceived ideas of faces looking not quite right or overdone..so the purpose of this short blog is to help lessen the fear of filler treatment.
Volume loss is a fundamental component of facial ageing and this happens due a variety of reasons including fat redistribution, skin laxity and skeletal changes in our faces.
As we age, the natural collagen and elastin in the skin diminishes , as cells lose their ability to produce more of their youthful component. The skin becomes dryer, thinner and less able to fix itself. When we’re born, we have plentiful amounts of hyaluronic acid (HA) in our body, but as we get older this store of HA diminishes, leaving the skin less well supported, and so lines and wrinkles develop.
The MD codes were developed and pioneered by the world famous plastic surgeon Dr Mauricio De Maio using the Vycross collection of Juvederm Dermal fillers. The Juvéderm range of fillers contains a variety of products, which can be used to treat different areas, from fine lines on more delicate parts of the face to deep skin depressions.
By lifting and smoothing targeted folds and wrinkles, dermal fillers can make a difference to a person’s appearance, giving them a fresher look.
The treatment of volume loss with dermal fillers will usually involve injecting this naturally occurring product (HA) through a tiny needle. The discomfort is minimal as the treatment does not take long to perform. The aesthetic outcomes of treatments with dermal filler are seen immediately after the treatment but are at their best at 2-4 weeks.
I always say to my patients that facial enhancement is a journey and treatment plans can always evolve according to needs and budget. In my opinion if your considering dermal filler treatment , most patients will benefit from replacing lost cheek volume.
This not only enhances the mid face, but it also improves the appearances of the “nose to mouth lines” and ” sad lines” and around our eyes...This statement is obviously subject to individual facial assessment and consultation.
Using small volumes of dermal fillers strategic sites eg CK1/CK2/CK4 (CK= cheek) we can build the foundation needed for rejuvenation. The use of MD Codes identifies precise sites in the face where the use of dermal fillers will create natural looking lift and rejuvenation and allows for bespoke, tailor made treatments, which take into account facial proportions and anatomy.
Negatives vectors in the face can be lifted so to change the emotional attributes on a patients face... so we can make the patient look happier, more rested, more youthful and less saggy.
So to conclude dermal fillers are not to be feared..they are a great way to enhance your beauty by replacing volume in a subtle and natural looking way... however choose your injector wisely as good anatomical knowledge is essential.