For most people, when it comes to any kind of aesthetic treatment, the word “natural” is key.
You want to look and feel better afterwards, but results should be indiscernible to other peoples’ eyes. You should look great, but in a way that no one can pinpoint.
While it’s currently places like the forehead, cheeks, and lips that get all the injection-spotlight, there are several other places that high-profile injectors and clients are turning to for the most flattering, NATURAL looking results.
Philadelphia’s About Face Skin Care injectors Nicole Ciasullo, RN, Lauren Adamski, RN, and Beth Hayward, NP, share a few of the best, but unexpected areas, to fill.
1. The Chin
“One of the first things people tend to get filled is their lips. A lot of times, the chin and jaw are the root-cause of why a person is unhappy with their lips and facial symmetry,” says Nicole Ciasullo. “I can inject filler into a concave, weak chin, and it magically makes the lips immediately appear fuller, and helps beautifully with making the face appear more symmetrical and balanced.”
For patients who don’t love their profile, perhaps because of their nose, Ciasullo suggests filling the chin to make the profile more proportionate.
When patients grind their teeth at night (also wearing down tooth-enamel and causing gum / headache issues), this repetitive motion can cause the chin to prematurely flatten. Filling this area with dermal-filler can immediately counteract this effect.
2. The Ears
Injecting dermal-filler into the earlobes helps undo sagging that occurs from age / gravity / longtime love of heavy earrings. To plump the lobes back to life, Lauren Adamski injects one of the finer fillers (such as Volbella or Silk) into the needed areas. These results last for approximately a year, and helps contribute to an overall rejuvenated appearance. (Additionally, this will help all of your earrings look better by keeping them in a perkier position, versus dragging down your lobe.) There is no downtime with this treatment, however you should wait a few days before attempting to wear any of your favorite, over-sized ear-baubles.
3. The Neck
“There are no oil-glands on your neck, and that poor skin is subject to all of the same abuse as your face; sun, environmental damage, pollution, etc. while usually not receiving anywhere near the same amount of TLC as your face. All of these issues combine to accelerate the aging process, and make your neck appear more weathered and aged,” says Nicole Ciasullo.
Neck skin has an inherent tendency toward laxity, and in addition — sleeping on your side can give you crepey-looking skin or neck lines. According to Beth Hayward, dermal-fillers can help rejuvenate the neck area, making the recipient look younger and more radiant. (One sign of natural looking results is that your skin appears congruent; the skin on your face should match the skin on your neck, decolletage, hands, etc. Otherwise, it is a clear sign that something has happened.)
The treatment-cost for neck injections varies depending on how much product is required, and which type is used.
4. The Hands
“Your body stops producing new collagen at age 25. Everywhere. Not just your face!” says Ciasullo. “You tend to lose fat in places like your hands first, resulting in a hollowed-out, aged appearance that can be plumped with filler.” Nicole uses Radiesse to fill-out and plump the hands, which helps make the veins less noticeable and helps smooth out the skin.