Injectable dermal fillers not only fill but also lift, finds
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Injectable dermal fillers provide a minimally invasive approach to reduce facial lines and wrinkles while restoring volume and fullness in the face. More than 2.7 million dermal filler procedures were performed in 2019, according to the most recent statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).

This study seeks to evaluate the lifting effects of facial soft-tissue fillers in a quantifiable, objective setting. The study was published in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.

Twenty fresh hemifaces obtained from 10 Caucasian body donors (seven women and three men) with a mean age of 83.5 ± 6.8 years and a mean BMI of 25.3 ± 4.3 kg/m2 were injected with soft-tissue fillers following a predefined treatment algorithm. 3D surface scanning procedures were performed to assess postinjection effects.

--Injections in the medial face [i.e., forehead, medial midface, and perioral] increased the local surface volume by 0.67, 0.56, and 0.87 cc and created local lifting effects of 1.11, 0.11, and 0.74 mm.

--Injections in the lateral face (temple, lateral midface, and jawline) changed the local surface volume by 0.45, 0.02, and ?0.38 cc, and created local lifting effects of 0.57, 0.81, and 0.29 mm, respectively.

--Lateral face injections, however, created additional regional lifting effects by co-influencing neighboring lateral facial regions, which was not observed for medial face injections.

This cadaveric study provides evidence that soft-tissue fillers, although typically classified as volumizers, can induce lifting effects of the face. Whereas temporal deep supraperiosteal injections have limited lifting effects, the combined effects of subdermal injections of the temple, lateral midface, and mandibular angle can induce lifting effects of the total lateral face.

Source: https://journals.lww.com/plasreconsurg/Fulltext/2021/05000/Quantitative_Analysis_of_the_Lifting_Effect_of.10.aspx
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