Injectable dermal fillers are minimally invasive treatments that add volume, improve the appearance of uneven or depressed skin, correct asymmetries, smooth out wrinkles, add definition, and camouflage irregularities. Over time with aging, and due to changes in weight, genetics, sun exposure, and lifestyle factors, we lose facial fat and volume, wrinkles become more prominent, and the facial skin begins to stretch. Injection of dermal fillers is fast and effective, if performed with precision, can have a highly effective and beautiful result.
What Procedures Are Dermal Fillers Used For?
Eyes: Dermal fillers for the lower eyelids are very effective in removing the hollowed, dark shadow appearance of the lower lids. This area is often of major concern as it can make the face appear tired and aged. Dermal fillers can eliminate hollowing as well as camouflage and blend under-eye bags to create a refreshed and youthful look.
Cheeks: Another use for dermal filler is for the cheeks. The cheeks tend to lose volume as we age, accentuating a sunken appearance to the eyes, and they make the folds around the mouth also look more prominent by the downward weight. By adding dermal filling to the cheekbones, it creates beautiful contour, can narrow the appearance of a widened lower face and helps lift a mildly sagging midface, which softens the folds by the mouth.
Mouth and Lips: Injectable dermal fillers are often used to soften deep nasolabial folds, which are the creases that extend from the upper lip to the base of the nose on both sides. Dermal filler has become very popular in adding volume to thin lips, or further enhancing full lips, as well as correcting asymmetries.
Jaw and Chin: Injections of dermal fillers can be helpful in creating a well-defined jawline, or adding definition to a small or retrusive chin. This is particularly helpful for patients who do not want to undergo surgery to correct a small chin.
Skin: Fillers can be used on many other areas of the face to fill in hollows, smooth out contour irregularities, and treat imperfections in the face, such as depressed scars caused by acne.
Dermal Filler Procedure
The dermal filler procedure is quick and relatively painless. Dr. Mahmood will begin by discussing what your goals and expectations are, reviewing your medical history including medications and herbal supplements, and by performing a thorough evaluation of your face. Together, she will develop a treatment plan meticulously tailored to your desires and facial structure, including selecting the specific type of dermal filler that would be the best in achieving a beautiful result for each area.
While injection of dermal fillers is a quick procedure that can be highly effective in adding volume, correcting asymmetries, and restoring a refreshed, youthful facial appearance, it requires a highly experienced injector with advanced qualifications and thorough understanding of complex facial anatomy. Dr. Umbareen Mahmood, a double Ivy-league trained Board Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon, understands the intricacies involved in a safe and successful result, and customizes treatments to each patient’s desires and anatomy. If you are located in the New York City area, and would like further information on what dermal fillers can do for you, we welcome you to contact the office of Dr. Umbareen Mahmood to schedule your consultation. Her office is located in Union Square, NY.