Where would the world be without dermal fillers?

Costhetics hates to even imagine such a thing. Fillers have proven themselves to be an invaluable tool for reversing visible signs of facial ageing. Recently, Costhetics uncovered information on a technique that emphasises placement of dermal fillers. The process is called myomodulation, and it is literally changing the face of cosmetic enhancement.

Brazil Gives Birth to Better Injectable Outcomes

In 2018, renowned Brazilian plastic surgeon and injector, Maurício de Maio, published an article in the Aesthetic Plastic Surgery journal entitled, Myomodulation with Injectable Fillers: An Innovative Approach to Addressing Facial Muscle Movement. His comprehensive research revealed that the dynamics of facial muscles, “ … is underappreciated among clinicians who provide injectable filler treatments.”

The scholarly article argues in favour of a comprehensive analysis of the role of muscle function in facial ageing. It also calls for a better understanding of, “the effects of loss of support [due to ageing] on muscle stability and interaction” in order to avoid, “inadequate or inappropriate treatment, producing an unnatural appearance. “

Dr de Maio spoke, and the aesthetics industry listened. Today, myomodulation is finding its way into dermal filler appointments worldwide. “Knowledge of anatomical structures and the development of hyaluronic acid-based myomodulation techniques have increased the precision and optimised the outcomes of dermal filler procedures,” reports researchers at the Brazilian Society of Surgical and Cosmetic Dermatology. The society recommends the technique to correct gummy smiles where neurotoxins have, “yielded unsatisfactory results, when the patient is searching for an immediate, longer-lasting effect.”

Our Love Affair with Filler Injections

Dermal fillers have been with us since the 1970s, with a rich history of success rejuvenating ageing faces. Originally made with a bovine collagen, fillers are now made with hyaluronic acid and semi-synthetic options. Calcium hydroxylapatite (CH) fillers are another option. They are thicker than HA fillers, made with a combination of non-organic and organic materials, and have been shown to provide longer lasting results than other fillers on the market.

Interest in dermal fillers exploded in the ‘80s and shows no sign of slowing down. Filler injections to rejuvenate the face have been safely used to treat:

  • Cheeks
  • Eyes
  • Forehead
  • Jawline
  • Lips
  • Mouth
  • Temple

3 Anti-Ageing Benefits of Filler Injections

Fillers are used widely to provide structural support and to counteract age-related changes in the deeper layers of subcutaneous fat. Fillers can:

  • Lift skin to counteract sagging
  • Replace age-related volume loss
  • Contour the face to improve overall proportions

With the knowledge you’ve gained from this article, you now understand how fillers can also be used to affect the way in which facial muscles contract. Want to know more about this non-surgical, face-saving technique, but don’t know who to call? Then it’s time to call on Costhetics. Contact us for assistance finding a qualified doctor in your area.

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