A young face in the twenties has almost perfect contours with high bony prominences reflecting lights and other areas creating shadows. A perfect symphony of light and dark areas over the face is what makes a face look youthful. The natural contour of the face are lost with ageing process when the volume over the high points of the cheek, the temples etc goes down.
You may also be naturally deficient in some areas that don’t allow for those contours to be naturally highlighted. For example genetically some people have flat bridge of nose or small narrowest eyes. Facial contouring is a way to highlight and enhance certain features. By playing with relativity we can change the shape of the face or create illusion to make a wide nose appear sharper etc. If someone has a wide face, lot of highlighting happens in the centre and the periphery of the face can be contoured in a way that the face appears narrower.
Contouring with makeup is a temporary way to achieve this. They achieve this by using dark shadows and rouge to define the outer edges and create hollowness, depth and highlighters over the bony prominences to create fullness and glow.
The more permanent way of achieving this and to restore those natural highlights back is by doing facial contouring with fillers from your trusted Dermatologist.
Fillers are semi permanent lasting 1-1.5 years consisting of Hyaluronic acid molecule which when injected combines with 3 times its weight in water and thus fills and creates volume.
As we age, the underlying bone is getting reabsorbed , the fat pads under the skin begin to slip downwards and the collagen is lost. All these processes combines make our skin sag. Filler injections therefore help to restore some of the changes we see with ageing and are one of the best cosmetic treatments in the world as its is completely non-surgical with little or no downtime.
Your doctor suggests the areas that can be treated with fillers and upon mutual agreement you can decide to undergo the treatment after understanding risks and benefits. You will be made to sign a consent form for the same and a numbing cream may be applied. After cleansing the face and taking before pictures, your doctor will inject the areas under sterile conditions.
The result is immediate with filler and sometimes you may have a little redness or swelling which is temporary. The area may be massaged and you will be given post instructions which if followed will make your effects last longer.
You will be advised to use a sunscreen, be sun aware and cut down on smoking. You will also be advised to avoid alcohol for a few days post treatment.
The treatment is suitable for anyone who wants to change something about the face they are not happy about, to enhance and highlight features and to correct signs of ageing
The treatment cost depends on the doctor, the clinic and number of millilitres of the product used. Doctors charge in excess of rs 30000/ ml of filler used.
Fillers must be administered by a qualified doctor or dermatologist with expertise in the field.