Treatment of Deep Wrinkles/Folds
Feel that you look older than your age?
Your face always seems to be having a sad look?
These are mainly due to deep wrinkles and folds that develop over time on our face due to ageing of the bone, muscle, ligaments and fat loss on our face.
Nasolabial Fold: (Nose to lip corner)
Some lines in this area are natural, but as they get deeper, the skin folds over and makes the face appear older. The quick fix for this is the use of Hylauronic acid injections commonly known as Soft Tissue Fillers like Juvederm, Restylane, Boletero.
To prevent further sag, skin tightening with Radio Frequency or Ultrasound like HIFU / Ultherapy will be required for maintenance and prevention of deeper folds in this area.
If the fold is very deep, additional support with thread lift might be required like Silhoutte thread Lift or Aptos threads.
Mentolabial Fold: (Lip corner to jaw line, sad face)
The mentolabial fold is often an overlooked area.This causes the face to have a sad expression. This is best treated with Dermal Fillers in the chin area and also in the adjacent areas to prevent the skin sag . Results are excellent and long lasting, creating an impression of a happy face.
Jowls really show the age of the person. The loss of the skin tone and loss of jaw line sharpness can make the jowls more prominent pre ageing you. Injectingdermal filler in the jowls does not correct the problem, but rather fills the space between the chin and the jowls. This camouflages the indentation giving the jawline a more continuous contour instead of the depression between the chin and jowls.For Jowl correction, a combination of Dermal Fillers with Botox injection is ideal. And also a heat based procedure like HIFU / Ultherapy to help with the skin tone and tightening.
Your queries answered by Dr. Chytra:
The soft tissue fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid a gel that holds water. It is Important to ensure that your injecting physician is using a standardized product approved by the drug control.
Injectable Dermal Fillers are medical procedures to be performed by trained medical physicians only. This required special training so ensure that your doctor is specifically trained for the same.
It is natural to be fearful of an injetacble procedure. Dermal Fillers are safe and effective procedures. The result depends on the skill of the injecting physician. So check on the experience of your injecting doctor. The idea with dermal fillers is to treat the cause for the ageing not just the effects like lines or wrinkles.
It is a lunch time procedure performed in under 30 minutes. Dermal Fillers are easily injected and require little to no recovery time. Some people experience slight bruising, but makeup can be worn immediately after treatment.