When it comes to contouring and augmenting, practitioners have shared their preferred filler choices for younger patients.

Instagram has taken over how women want themselves to appear to the world. Contouring using makeup has taken the world by surprise, how different shades of makeup can create an illusional sharper or smaller nose, and tighter jawlines.

Whilst many continue to opt for contouring makeup techniques, others will use dermal fillers to accentuate their look through the introduction of volume. The remarkable thing about fillers is, although they are introducing volume in specific places, features can magically appear somewhat smaller.

Define, sculpt and structure

Increased lip volume, stronger jawlines and cheek volume are three of the most popular treatments that young patients seek, as opposed to the older population who want to iron out wrinkles/folds and increase volume in temples, chin and cheeks. Younger patients will be more focussed on the top superficial layers of their skin, as opposed to deeper tissue which older patients will want to fill.

Practioners will advise that one size will not fit all. The essential factors for selecting which product are the patient’s skin type, texture, facial properties, gender, and skin thickness.

A good practitioner will assess the patient in an initial consultation first, to make a judgement of which filler would be the most ideal to create the desire outcome.

Achieving natural results should be high priority for both patient and practitioner. Younger patients benefit from softer fillers that create natural contours that allow the face to move freely with each facial expression.

Young or old, both possess unique facial attributes and requirements. Analysing the biomechanics of each individuals characteristics should be a good starting point when choosing the right filler.

Understanding patient’s requirements too is vital. Whilst some want more longer lasting fillers, others will want to test out their new look for a few months only.

Practitioners must widen their knowledge of what dermal fillers are available and what they can do for each patient. Limiting their knowledge to only a few fillers may not allow them to achieve the best for their patients, both young and old.

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