When it comes to looking youthful and loving that reflection you see in the mirror, getting older can have its downfalls.
Wrinkles, fine lines, creases, laugh/frown lines, and loss of volume in the face can all contribute to that feeling of “I’m getting older.”
For men and women alike, wrinkle fillers and BOTOX are just a couple of the treatments they turn to in order to restore a more youthful appearance at the plastic surgeon’s office.
But there’s a new kid on the block that has been making quite a “splash” in the last few years: facial fat transfer. But is it better than the wrinkle fillers we’re used to hearing about?
Treating Wrinkles Around the Eyes
Wrinkles around the eyes, also called “crow’s feet,” are angular creases around the eyes that occur from years of smiling, sun exposure, and genetic factors. Some people get crow’s feet in their 30s while others don’t see them until they enter their Golden Years.
Regardless of when you start seeing them, wrinkles around the eyes can be a thing of the past with the injection of several different products. BOTOX, for example, relaxes the muscles around the eyes so that wrinkles are no longer as prominent. Getting BOTOX re-treatment is vital to preventing future wrinkles because, as soon as it wears off, new wrinkles can occur if the eye muscles are allowed to contract.
Fillers can be made of synthetic or natural materials and can do everything from filling wrinkles where injected to encouraging the body to produce collagen in the injected areas.
These fillers can last anywhere from several months to several years, but do need retouching at regular intervals.
Volume Restoration in the Cheeks and Lips
One of the major complaints of aging is loss of facial volume. The cheeks and lips are full when we are younger. As we age, lips begin to get thinner and the cheeks lose volume, producing a sunken look.
Fillers for the lips can be injected (called lip plumping), similarly to wrinkle fillers described above. However, they still need retouching at regular intervals.
To fix cheek volume loss, there is a new filler product on the market was recently FDA approved just for this purpose: Juvederm Voluma XCTM. Lasting up to two years, this product is injected into the cheeks to restore volume.
Fat Transfer to the Face: The Better Solution?
In the spirit of using 100% natural, long-lasting fillers, fat transfer is now a considerably better option for patients with wrinkles and volume loss.
The benefits of facial fat transfer include:
- 100% naturally derived from your own body fat
- Nearly zero risk of rejection of fat injected into treatment areas
- Permanent augmentation of the lips and cheeks
- Fat lasts for years longer than filler products on the market
- Ability to reshape trouble areas (hips/waist) to harvest fat from
- Ability to freeze liquid fat for future cosmetic use
Ready to see how fat transfer can help you look years younger? Call us today for a free consultation, answers to all of your questions, pricing information, financing options, and much more.
We look forward to helping you restore your appearance with fat transfer.