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Unexpected Uses for Fillers

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By now, you already know what injectable fillers can do for your face. These products are so well-loved for their ability to reduce wrinkles on the face that they’re often called “facial fillers” here in Manhattan Beach. But injectable fillers can do a lot more than just even out nasolabial folds. Let’s take a look at some of their more uncommon indications.

Earlobe Repair

When we age, we often see and feel it in unexpected areas. Take, for example, the earlobes. Although you may not give them too much thought, sagging earlobes are difficult to ignore. This can be especially prominent in women who frequently wear large, heavy earrings. Years of this type of jewelry can leave the ears permanently loose and saggy. Fillers are a great option for bringing spent earlobes back to life by improving volume and shape—and smoothing out wrinkles. This can create a completely new look.

Hand Rejuvenation

Thanks to near-constant sun exposure (not to mention repeated washing, which can be hard on the skin), the backs of the hands can begin to age a lot sooner than the face. Skin damage, coupled with the natural displacement of fat and other tissues, accelerates the normal aging process. Fillers like JUVÉDERM® and Restylane® mimic the look and feel of soft tissue, making them ideal for reducing the look of protruding veins and bones.

Acne Scars

Acne may disappear with age, but the frustrating marks it leaves behind can be permanent. Acne scars are of different types and certain fillers can plump them up and reduce their prominence. These little depressions in the skin are no match for a careful, conservative treatment using fillers.

Neck Lines

Over time, horizontal lines can appear on the neck. These are actually creases and they can develop as the result of years of folded skin. While there’s no great way to remove these creases with topical products, injectables can help fill them out and reduce their appearance, often with long-lasting results.

Chin Augmentation

A weak chin or narrow jawline can be remedied with the careful use of injectable fillers. Our injectors carefully layer the product to create a look that’s just right, never overdone. They key is to emphasize your natural facial contours without creating a look that says “obvious.”

We love the versatility of fillers and our patients love our light touch and meticulous approach. When you feel ready to get started, or to simply learn more, contact our practice. A member of our staff will get back to you soon to help you look your best.

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