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!