The Aging Effects of Facial Fillers

Facial fillers have become increasingly popular in recent years, thanks to the influence of celebrities like Kylie Jenner. But while fillers can help you achieve a more youthful look, they can also have the opposite effect if used excessively. Excessive use of fillers can distort the natural features of the face, resulting in an aged appearance. This is because when the face is distorted, it looks unnatural and disproportionate, which is not a hallmark of beauty.

In the past, permanent filling was based on cement products, and this combination of unnatural texture and having to wait for collagen injections meant that fillers weren't as popular 15 or 20 years ago. Nowadays, hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers are more commonly used and last up to 18 months. However, when dissolved, they can leave some collateral damage in the form of an inflammatory reaction to the filling and capsule formation. Over time, fillers can stretch the tissues under the skin, which accelerates the aging process.

Putting too much filler on the chin can also distort facial balance, making the lower third of the face look square rather than heart-shaped, which is associated with youth. This means that more padding is needed with every visit to the doctor, which will stretch your skin and tissue even more. It's important to remember that fillers are not a permanent solution and should be used sparingly. Having a qualified doctor who knows how the filler reacts on the body and cares about achieving desirable results can help you avoid any negative side effects.

Carole Toussant
Carole Toussant

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