Men often get fillers to smooth wrinkles and restore some of the plumpness associated with youth. As we age, most people experience fat and bone loss in the face, resulting in hollowing and looking more gaunt.
However, some don’t realize that dermal fillers can also be used to enhance facial features and subtly sculpt the face. Whatever your goals, the best results come from seeking care from a skilled provider who understands facial anatomy and doesn’t overdo it.
There are various kinds of dermal fillers on the market, and some are better suited to specific injection sites. Popular types of fillers include hyaluronic acid, Calcium hydroxylapatite, Poly-L-lactic acid, which stimulates collagen, and more. Your provider should help you choose the right kind of filler for your goals, needs, and budget.
In addition to choosing the right kind of filler, choosing the right injection site is also crucial.
Top Areas Where Men Get Dermal Fillers
If you were plagued with acne, you might have indentions in your skin that make you feel self-conscious. Dermal fillers may be used to fill in certain types of acne scars for the smoother look of someone who didn’t have serious acne in their youth.
Filler injected into the cheekbone area can give a more sculpted look. It can also smooth fine lines and restore plumpness lost with age. Fillers in this area can increase the size of the cheeks, smooth the texture, and more.
Injections in this area can provide a stronger chin line. Fillers can cosmetically alter the size, shape, and length of the chin depending on the look you want.
These are the folds along the sides of the nose and mouth. They deepen with age, and some prefer to fill them in for a younger appearance.
Many men wish for a strong jawline, especially if combined with chiseled cheekbones. Dermal fillers can add a little volume and subtly sculpt that area. Some people seek jawline fillers to correct a weak jawline, and others to replace some of the fullness lost to aging.
Under-eye tear trough
Injections under the eye can smooth fine lines and diminish dark circles, becoming more severe with lost volume. Some like to have a little filler under the eyes for a more rested and youthful look.
While lip filler is more popular among women, men may opt for filler to create a more symmetrical-looking mouth, smooth fine lines, replace lips volume lost with age, or simply wish they had fuller lips.
As people age, many develop marionette lines leading from the mouth to the chin. These lines can give the impression of frowning and make jowls more obvious. Some like to get filler to subtly fill them in for a younger, more positive, and relaxed look.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
One of the main benefits of fillers is they are a non-surgical, minimally invasive procedure. They can offer a younger, smoother, fuller, or more sculpted look without going under the knife. This means the risk of side effects is minimal compared to operations, and there is little or no downtime.
Many fillers such as hyaluronic acid help stimulate collagen and elastin production, which can rejuvenate the skin. The results are usually immediate for fillers. There are other injectable treatments that require time to unfold.
Dermal fillers can easily be combined with other treatments, including BOTOX® injections. The results are subtle when in the hands of a skilled provider and can last 6 to 24 months.
Who is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers
Most people tolerate dermal fillers well, but if you have any allergies or prior bad reactions, be sure to discuss them with your provider. Depending on the area where you seek filler injections, there may be site-specific considerations your provider would want to factor in when deciding whether the treatment would be safe and beneficial to you.
If you are generally healthy, have no contraindications, and have realistic expectations, fillers may be right for you. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation since each person is unique.
Tips to Prepare For a Dermal Filler Injection
Follow these guidelines to help ensure better results from fillers with less swelling or bruising:
- Find a skilled provider—precision, skills, and experience matter. Choose a highly trained professional like a registered nurse, dermatologist, or plastic surgeon. You want someone with a strong knowledge of facial anatomy who can choose the precise injection sites. Lately, there has been a trend toward dramatic-looking injections that give an exaggerated appearance. If you want a more natural look, choose a provider who understands the look you seek
- Avoid consuming alcohol for at least 24 hours before your injection
- Avoid NSAIDs and other anti-inflammatory drugs for five to seven days before your injection
- Start using Arnica Montana three days before your injection
- Carefully follow your provider’s instructions for aftercare and recovery
Next Steps: Schedule a Consultation
Your next step is to schedule a consultation. For best results, you want to receive dermal filler injections from a skilled professional.
The Skin Center by CPS provides dermal fillers and other sought-after cosmetic treatments to Charlotte-area residents. We are part of the Charlotte Plastic Surgery family which has had a proven track record for decades. We love helping people meet their aesthetic goals and feel confident about their appearance.
During your appointment, have a frank conversation about which areas you would like to change and your goals. Using this information, your provider will be able to suggest the best type of injectable and correct injection sites for your goals.
At the Skin Center, our providers are highly trained nurses who administer injections with skill and precision.