Reasons For Filler Use:
To help get the plumpness back in the skin of the face, cheeks, lips, hands, and even the feet. Why do we need it? As we age, we lose the collagen in our skin layers. Collagen gives us the plumpness and fullness in our lips, cheeks, hands, etc. We also lose the elastic in our skin. This causes our face, hands and other body areas to look flabby, loose and bony. It also gives us more wrinkles, as the skin gets looser.
These fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid – a natural substance that is found in all animals. It is in higher levels in babies, which is why they have such plump, smooth skin. We lose it as we age.
There are many different types of fillers. Dr. Leaf will help choose the filler that is right for you and the area that is treated.
The amount of filler needed depends on several things. First, the older you are, the more you will need to improve your facial structure. This is because the aging process has caused more loss of healthy collagen and elastin.
Second, certain health/metabolic and genetic issues, that are specific to you, can cause you to "age" faster. My rule of thumb - if you are in your 20's you will need 1 syringe, in your 30's you will need 2 syringes, in your 40's you will need 3 syringes, and so on.