Why do fillers make people look older

Excessive use of fillers distorts the natural features of the face, causing an aged appearance. When the face is distorted, it makes you look unnatural. And an unnatural look will make you look disproportionate. As the skin ages, it no longer has the ability to produce the amounts of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid as it did in its younger years.

This results in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, loss of facial volume and skin laxity. With recent advances in anti-aging medicine, invasive surgery is no longer the only option to restore your youthful appearance. Many men and women are turning to dermal fillers to restore volume and reduce signs of aging, but do they do more harm than good? Men and women seeking the softening effect of dermal fillers seek to restore lost facial volume in areas such as the cheeks, lips, nasolabial folds and under the eyes. Despite what you may have heard, injecting Facial Fillers into the skin does not stretch the skin and causes more damage.

In fact, the benefits of dermal fillers often go beyond simply restoring facial volume. HA fillers last up to 18 months and, when dissolved, leave some collateral damage in the form of an inflammatory reaction to the filling and capsule formation. Influencers like Kylie Jenner and the rest of her famous family have helped make the use of facial fillers more and more common. Putting unnecessary amounts of filler on the chin distorts the facial balance, making the lower third of the face look square rather than heart-shaped, which is associated with youth.

Maercks came up with a process he calls “aesthetic facial balance,” which involves injecting fillers around the orbital area, mouth, jawline, temples and forehead. The results of the filling can never be predicted 100%, but having the right doctor, one who knows how the filler reacts on the body and really cares about the desired result, can help to avoid any negative side effects and give desirable results. While many may assume that fillers are less expensive than undergoing invasive plastic surgery, the cost can amount to several thousand dollars and the process will have to be repeated as the filler naturally dissipates over time. Other options included permanent filling that was based on cement products and this combination of unnatural texture and having to wait for collagen injections meant that the filler wasn't as popular 15 or 20 years ago.

Essentially, over time, the filler stretches and weighs the skin, which means you need more padding with every visit to the doctor, which will stretch your skin and tissue even more. For long periods of time, fillers can stretch the tissues under the skin, which essentially speeds up the aging process “because those tissues aren't going to bounce the same way as you age,” Park Avenue facial plastic surgeon Andrew Jacono explained to HuffPost.

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