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Top 10 Surprising Ways You Can Use Filler

Fillers are hardly a little-known procedure. Most of us have friends or family who have had dermal fillers injected somewhere - if we haven’t already gone under the needle ourselves! Treating the lips, cheeks, tear troughs, and smile lines are all fairly run-of-the-mill treatments in 2021, however, you may not realize that fillers have a wide range of applications extending beyond these typical on-label procedures. Read on to learn about 10 surprising utilizations of this popular substance.

1. Rejuvenate aging hands and feet

As we age, our bodies naturally begin to produce less collagen. This causes an overall loss of volume - especially in the hands and feet! If you notice thinning skin and a bony appearance in these areas due to aging, fillers like Radiesse and Restylane Lyft can be used to restore the deficit.

2. Smooth out acne scars or cellulite dimples

“Rolling” acne scars or chicken pox scars can be injected with micro-doses of a soft filler to smooth out the indentations in the skin. This helps to create a more uniform skin texture and overall complexion.

The same treatment method can be used to improve the appearance of cellulite-dimpled buttocks or other irregular divots in the skin throughout the body!

3. Improve foot pain from wearing high heels

If you find yourself experiencing foot pain as a result of wearing high heeled shoes, but don’t want to forego your favorite footwear, filler may be a solution for you! Fillers can be strategically injected into the soles and heels of the foot to help cushion the area, allowing you to rock your stilettos comfortably.

4. Plump up sagging earlobes

Whether you’re seeing the visible signs that your earlobes have suffered from years of wearing heavy earrings, shriveled up as a result of sun exposure, or they are simply on the shrunken side due to your genetics, filler injections can be used to refine this often-neglected area. Small amounts of a robust filler can be used to strategically de-sag, un-crinkle, and rejuvenate the earlobes. As a bonus, this treatment helps provide more support for earrings by bolstering stretched-out piercing holes!

5. Liquid rhinoplasty

This treatment is known by a few different nicknames: nonsurgical nose job, no-knife nose job, and injectable rhinoplasty, to name a few. Many people who are unhappy with the appearance of their nose may be surprised to learn that they don’t need to have surgery to achieve their cosmetic goals. Filler injections can be used to smooth out bumps in the nasal bridge, lift a drooping tip, correct asymmetry, and refine a “flat” nasal bridge.

6. Get rid of “black triangles” in your smile

Did you know that dentists utilize filler, too? If you have “black triangles” in your smile (small gaps between your teeth close to the gum line), small amounts of filler can be injected into the gums to close these gaps and create a more cohesive smile. This option is especially ideal for patients experiencing “black triangles” due to bone loss.

7. De-skeletonize the face

The volume loss that comes with aging and/or certain medical conditions can leave the face looking “skeletonized”, especially in the temple region. Volume loss in the temples creates skeleton-like angularity by emphasizing and drawing attention to the outline of the skull. Many people attempt to correct this look with cheek filler injections or anti-aging skin care products alone, but are still unhappy with a bony, caved-in appearance.

Injecting filler into the temples can significantly improve the overall appearance of skeletonization (especially in conjunction with other age defense treatments). Rejuvenating this area has a softening effect that refreshes and restores the full face.

8. Improve unwanted eyelid hooding with a nonsurgical brow lift

If you are unhappy with the appearance of hooded eyes as a result of natural aging, genetics, or both, filler can be used to open up the eyes. Injecting small amounts of hyaluronic acid filler in a thin layer just above the eyebrows works to lift and support the sagging tissue below. This procedure has the added benefit of lifting the eyebrows - no surgery required!

9. Define your jawline

Achieve the chiseled jawline of your dreams with dermal fillers (yes, you read that right!). If you are unhappy with doughiness or a lack of definition in this area, fillers like Restylane Defyne can be injected to sculpt, refine, and even reshape this region. If you love your results, a permanent filler like Radiesse can be injected for longevity.

10. Turn that frown upside down

Volume loss as a result of aging doesn’t just lead to wrinkles. If you’ve started to develop a resting frown over time, you may need a volume boost to restore your skin’s supportive properties. Injecting small amounts of filler into the marionette folds on either side of your mouth can help support the corners of the lips, restoring the way your lips naturally rest on your face.

Interested in finding out if you’re a candidate for any of these procedures? Visit our practice website or give us a call at (310) 887-9999 to schedule your consultation today.


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