We all show signs of aging. The only way our skin could not have any sun damage or other impacts from the environment would be if we were vampires. While that could be a good thing to be in this scariest of months, it’s not really an effective anti-aging strategy. Plus, you’d still have declining collagen production — it drops by one additional percentage point every year after our 20th birthday — so you’d still be producing 30 percent less collagen on your 50th birthday than you did on your 20th. And declining collagen means less structural support for your skin, which means, of course, more creases, lines, and areas of volume loss.

Since Dr. Lee is one of the country’s certified Juvéderm providers, let’s get into just where he uses Juvéderm, Juvéderm Voluma, Restylane, and Restylane Lyft for effective rejuvenation.

Common treatment areas for dermal fillers

  • Nasolabial folds — You know them as laugh or smile lines. They run from the nose to the corners of the mouth.
  • Parentheses lines — These frame the sides of your mouth, like parentheses.
  • Marionette lines — Like a marionette, these lines run from the corners of the mouth downward.
  • Tear troughs — These are lines that develop beneath the lower eyelids. The deeper the tear troughs, the puffier or hollower the undereye area becomes.
  • Drooping mouth corners — Fillers can keep the corners of the mouth from drooping downwards and giving the person an unhappy countenance.
  • Cheeks — We lose fat and collagen in our cheeks, making them flatten and sink.
  • Lip lines — Also known as barcode lines, these vertical lines form on the lips and just above the upper lip.
  • Lip volume — Fillers can add volume and definition to thin, lifeless lips.
  • Chin and jawline definition — Dr. Lee can insert dense dermal fillers into the natural bony ridges of the lower face. This can add significant definition to profiles that have become a little droopy.
  • Nose reshaping — Fillers can provide an excellent alternative to a surgical facelift. They can smooth out bumps or lumps. They can make the nose straighter. This is non-surgical rhinoplasty.
  • Hands — The backs of our hands often age more obviously than anywhere else on our bodies. Dr. Lee injects dermal fillers into the backs of the hands to hide tendons and blood vessels that have become more prominent due to collagen loss and thinning skin.

Interested in getting a little help with any of those areas listed above? Call Dr. Lee at Bryn Mawr Facial Aesthetics Center, (610) 789-6701, to schedule an appointment.