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How Much Filler Is Too Much?

People naturally associate a glamorous face with pouty lips, smooth skin, and a well-defined jawline. However, as we get older – even just into the 20s! – our faces lose collagen, elasticity, and hyaluronic acid, so we start to show our age.

Fortunately, modern medical advancements have brought about dermal fillers to restore our youthful look at any age. So how do you know when it’s too much of a good thing?

If you get too much filler in your face, you will have an unnatural look. Remember that having the right amount will help you look naturally youthful, but having too much can make your features look askew.

The Pillow Face results from overfilling in the cheeks and under the eyes. Full cheeks are associated with youthfulness. However, the use of too much filler results in overly puffy cheeks which look unnatural and inappropriate for their age.

On another level, not every injectable practitioner has the aesthetic sensibilities to provide their patients with the best cosmetic result. Think about it- if you handed a paint brush to just someone, not everyone could paint like Michelangelo or Leonardo de Vinci. The same applies with fillers. Find an expert aesthetic injector.

Placing that in context, one teaspoon is 5 cc's, so the filler in each syringe is 1/5th of a teaspoon. As we age, we lose about 1 cc of volume per year and a rule of thumb is to consider filling back about 1 cc per decade. For example, for 50-year-old women, I would start with at least 2 syringes if not 3.

Dermal filler injections can help restore your youthful glow. It is best to talk to an experienced aesthetic injector who specializes in natural facial restoration.

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