Many patients who are interested in improving age-related changes of the face ask for filler treatments for specific lines such as those that extend from the nose to the angles of the mouth (nasolabial) and/or the marionette lines extending down from the angles of the mouth bordering the sides of the chin. While filler treatment of specific lines may offer some benefit, addressing volume and structural changes seen with aging is more likely to achieve significant improvement.
A youthful face typically has full rounded cheeks and tapers toward the chin (visualize a triangle with the apex pointed down). As the face ages, volume loss occurs along with other structural changes with flattened checks and formation of deeper folds and jowls (a triangle with the apex pointing up). Recognition of these anatomical changes, newer injection techniques, and the availability of fillers, such as Juvederm Voluma, Restylane Lyft, Sculptra, and Radiesse gives us better options for facial rejuvenation. Our physicians have expertise in injecting fillers. If you’re interested in learning more about treatment options, schedule a consultation with your dermatologist.