Dermal fillers are commonly used in various areas of the face to restore volume, smooth wrinkles, and enhance features. Here are some common areas where dermal fillers are often applied:
Facial Lines and Wrinkles
- Nasolabial Folds: These are the lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth. They are among the most common areas treated with dermal fillers.
- Marionette Lines: These lines run from the corners of the mouth down toward the jawline and can give a person a ‘down-turned’ appearance.
- Glabellar Lines: These are the frown lines between the eyebrows.
- Crow’s Feet: These are lines at the outer corners of the eyes.
- Forehead Lines: Horizontal lines across the forehead can also be treated, although this area is more commonly addressed with Botox.
Volume and Contouring
- Cheeks: Fillers can add volume to the cheeks, which may become hollow or flat with age.
- Jawline: Dermal fillers can be used to define the jawline or to soften the appearance of a square jaw.
- Chin: Fillers can be used to project the chin or improve its shape.
- Vermilion Border: This is the outline of the lips. Fillers can define the lips and make them more distinct.
- Lip Body: For fuller lips, filler is often injected into the body of the upper and lower lips.
- Cupid’s Bow: This is the V-shaped area in the center of the upper lip, which can also be enhanced with filler.
- Tear Troughs: These are the hollows under the eyes that can make a person look tired or older. However, treating this area requires expertise, as it is close to the eye.
- Nose: Sometimes referred to as a ‘non-surgical nose job,’ fillers can be used to subtly alter the shape of the nose.
- Temples: Hollowing in the temples can be filled in to provide a more youthful appearance.
- Hands: While not a facial area, the back of the hands is another common site for filler injections to restore lost volume.