For many, losing weight can be seen as a significant accomplishment and can lead to a healthier and more fulfilling life. However, it can also come with some unintended consequences, such as the loss of facial volume. When a person loses a significant amount of weight, their face can appear hollow, aged, and less defined or contoured than before, leading to an increase of search queries for ‘restoring facial volume after weight loss’. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem: dermal fillers.
Dr Youseff Haffar leads this comprehensive guide to restoring facial volume after weight loss with expert advice on how to treat this concern with dermal fillers.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical injectables used to revitalise and rejuvenate your face and in some instances, are beneficial for restoring facial volume after weight loss. They are formulated with an injectable hyaluronic acid gel that occurs naturally within the body. By replenishing lost volume, reducing wrinkles and fine lines, and enhancing your facial features, dermal fillers can help patients achieve the youthful, radiant look they desire. The benefit of this treatment is that patients can choose from various treatment areas, including the cheeks, lips, and under-eye areas, to transform their appearance completely or to help enhance a patient’s natural features.
How Do Dermal Fillers Restore Facial Volume?
Ageing and weight loss can lead to facial volume loss, particularly in the cheeks and under-eye areas and when people lose volume in the face, it can appear older and sunken. Fortunately, dermal fillers can restore lost volume, resulting in a more youthful, refreshed look. The process entails injecting a volume specific filler into targeted regions of the face, filling wrinkles and fine lines while plumping up the skin.
Restoring Facial Volume After Weight Loss with Dermal Fillers For Patients
Step 1: Consultation with a Qualified Injector
Your journey will begin with a scheduled consultation with one of our highly experienced and qualified injectors. During this consultation, your facial features will be assessed, your goals will be discussed, and you will be recommended the best type of filler and technique for your needs. Choosing an experienced and qualified injector is crucial to ensure safety and efficacy during the procedure, which is why at Simply Clinics, all our injectors are qualified doctors with ample injecting experience.
Step 2: Treatment Planning
After the consultation, the injector will develop a bespoke treatment plan that addresses your concerns and achieves your goals. The plan may involve using different types of fillers to target various areas of the face, such as the cheeks, under-eye areas, and lips. At Simply Clinics we use The Nation’s Favourite Dermal Filler, REVOLAX, for the majority of treatment areas. We use all three types of REVOLAX, Deep, Sub-Q or Fine, depending on the area being injected. The injector will also discuss the amount of filler needed, the cost of the procedure, and any possible risks or complications.
Step 3: Pre-Treatment Preparation
Before the procedure, the injector may advise you to avoid certain medications and supplements that can increase the risk of bruising or bleeding after the treatment. They may also recommend applying ice to the treatment area before and after the procedure to minimise swelling and discomfort. Numbing cream, such as Emla, can also be used in certain areas for minimal discomfort.
Step 4: The treatment
During the treatment, the aesthetician will inject the filler into the targeted areas of the face using a cannula. Using a cannula allows for a safer treatment, as this method avoids blood vessels when injected and reduces the risk of bruising, bleeding and vascular occlusions. The procedure typically takes between 15 and 60 minutes, depending on the extent of the treatment.
Step 5: Aftercare
After the procedure, the injector will provide you with aftercare instructions to ensure that you achieve the best and safest results. You may be advised to avoid strenuous activities, sun exposure, and certain skincare products for a few days after the procedure. You should also avoid touching or rubbing the treated area and follow any other instructions provided by the injector.
Restoring facial volume after weight loss with dermal fillers is an effective and safe way to rejuvenate the face and achieve a more youthful and refreshed appearance.
It is essential to choose a qualified and experienced injector and follow their advice and instructions to ensure that you achieve the best results.
If you are considering dermal fillers for restoring facial volume after weight loss, the first step is to schedule a consultation with a qualified injector to discuss your options, and develop a treatment plan that meets your needs!