New Study Suggests Injectable Dermal Fillers Not Only Fill, but Lift!

May 25, 2021 Tags: , ,

Dermal fillers before and after

Injectable dermal fillers provide a minimally invasive approach to reducing facial lines and wrinkles and restore volume to the face. Due to their popularity and benefits, plastic surgeons are finding ways to maximize the benefits. A recent study suggests that dermal fillers provide varying degrees of lifting and volumizing effects for each patient.

The use of cadavers has been a huge help for plastic surgeons who are maximizing fillers. Scans were taken of the cadavers after dermal fillers were injected and showed significant increases in local soft tissue volume in central areas of the face. By targeting these areas, the facial injections provided local lifting effects, however, the benefits were extremely localized with no accompanying regional effects. But, when dermal fillers were injected in lateral areas such as the temple, mid-face, and jawline, the fillers not only created localized lifting but also regional lifting in neighboring areas of the face. 

With these findings, plastic surgeons are seeing the importance of combined injection techniques to provide larger benefits for their patients. For example, if a plastic surgeon added a deep filler injection and a temple injection, the technique provided an additional 17.5 percent increase in lifting the temple, plus a 100 percent increase in lifting the jawline. 

The results have been consistent with previous knowledge surrounding the in-depth anatomy of the face and the fact that fillers can change the tension of fascia (connective tissue) under the skin and reposition upper-skin layers. While these techniques aren’t permanent, just like with other dermal fillers, they provide minimally invasive lifting effects that can be repeated as the patient sees fit. 

At Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery, patients can find an array of injectable treatment options that can help them achieve a lifted, sculpted look. The expert team will guide you to the injectable dermal filler that’s right for you. To schedule a consultation with one of our experts, contact us today! 

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