Filler fatigue is the unfortunate consequence of using too many fillers. In moderation, fillers have the wonderful, almost magical ability to correct wrinkles and facial volume loss, but in excess, they can actually make you look older—especially when they’re not injected in the right spots!
Excessive Fillers Can Have Negative Consequences
Fillers, whether you like it or not, are temporary solutions to larger problems. As such, repeatedly visiting your doctor for injections will work against you, and to such a point that the results can become embarrassing. Remember that the defining purpose of fillers is to modestly plump specific areas of the face, and to make the skin appear smoother and tighter; in excess, they can make you look unnatural and overfilled.
This, of course, isn’t to say that fillers are bad for you—they simply aren’t the best long-term solutions. So, what are, exactly?
The Importance of Prejuvenation
Prejuvenation is the process of taking care of issues before they happen—in other words, being proactive and anticipating possible problems.
Prejuvenation shouldn’t be confused with rejuvenation, which is fixing existing difficulties; if you have wrinkles and decide to get fillers, then you are choosing rejuvenation. If you have no wrinkles, on the other hand, and try to prevent them with fillers, you are choosing prejuvenation.
Think of prejuvenation, then, as the smart prevention of blemishes and any other nasty aging effects. Think, too, of your body as a machine—it runs well at first, but over time, the wheels begin to squeak and grind, and eventually, the damage will be too great to repair. If you take things day by day, however, and keep everything well-oiled, then you’ll look pristine until the end. So, choose prejuvenation and stay ahead of nature!
Opting for Mini-Facelifts Over Fillers
As doctors and patients alike continue to learn about the negative effects of excessive facial fillings, more men and women are opting to get a mini facelift rather than routine injections.
Compared to a traditional facelift, a mini-facelift is considered a safer choice with subtler results. The word “mini” refers to “minimal-access,” a surgical style that limits the size and scope of incisions; this makes the recovery process much easier and significantly shorter.
One New York City plastic surgeon, Dr. Andrew Jacono, has created his own version of the mini-facelift, called the M.A.D.E. (Minimal Access Deep Plane Extended) Facelift. This is a hybrid between the mini-facelift and the deep plane facelift, a more complex facelifting procedure that he also pioneered. What makes the M.A.D.E. Lift stand out how Dr. Jacono releases ligaments and muscles and dives into the deeper layers of the face; this technique allows patients more facial mobility, not to mention an altogether natural appearance.
Collagen Production, Elastic Function, and Facial Volume
Prejuvenation goes beyond facelifts. The key is to keep your skin healthy on a more general scale, whether it be with creams, lotions, or other kinds of exfoliants.
One of the greatest benefits of a strong skincare routine is increased collagen production, skin elasticity, and overall facial harmony. The body is constantly producing collagen, but as we age, it becomes less efficient at generating the necessary amount to repair damage from free radicals, UV exposure, and other unavoidable environmental factors.
So, don’t wait to age, because there is only so much that you can do to look young again. Striking the iron while it’s hot has always been an effective tactic, and skincare is no exception!