Dermal fillers can be used in many areas but are primarily utilized in the face and hands. They do exactly what their name implies - they fill or occupy space. As we age, the fat compartments in our face deflate and descend although not necessarily in a balanced or predictable fashion. The fat pads in our mid face, temples and in front of the ears deflate first, leading to loss of fat around the mouth and jawline. The tip of our nose descends and our folds from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds) deepen. In addition, with the natural loss of collagen, our skin loses the ability to bounce back, causing it to sag. We also lose the fat in our hands leading to a frail appearance.
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Dermal fillers, whether temporary or longer lasting, all work to recreate volume. Products such as Juvederm, Belotero, Radiesse and Revanesse can all be employed to provide subtle but noticeable changes that unlock our best features. Dermal fillers can be used in the cheeks, lips, jawline, around the mouth, nose and hands. Consider dermal fillers to be the paintbrush in the creation of a masterpiece!