Bellafill® for Upper Face Rejuvenation
Posted:2:05 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, 2014
By Anita Mandal, M.D.
Question: Some of my friends who look rested and youthful mentioned that they had Bellafill® injections in their forehead and temples. How can the upper face look younger with filler injections?
Answer: Bellafill® has advantages over many temporary fillers in the upper face. It is a very smooth material with good injection flow. It can be less prone to clumping and unevenness when placed under the thin aging skin of the forehead, temples and brow region.
Bellafill® can effectively fill forehead depressions that result from volume loss. Aging gives a gaunt and skeletal appearing forehead especially when combined with thinning skin and a receding hairline. The brows are another popular treatment site. Bellafill® can restore volume, soften lines and lift the brows.
Additionally, the eyes can appear small and hollow with age due to loss of volume in the orbit or eye socket. Bellafill® can restore upper eyelid fullness. It can also be used to fill in “sunken” lower eyelid hollows.
A commonly overlooked area of aging is the temple and sides of the forehead which also lose volume, making the eyes seem narrow and small. This also contributes to a “pear-shaped” look where the upper face is hollow and narrow from volume loss and the lower face is heavier and more square from sagging tissues.
My approach to upper facial rejuvenation varies with each patient as we all age differently. Building the support and volume lost in the upper face with a long-term injectable filler like Bellafill® can give a more youthful look and also lift and lessen the effect sagging tissues have on the lower face.