THE TRUTH ABOUT DERMAL FILLERS

It’s no secret that many celebrities find ageing under the glare of the media spotlight quite a challenge. And for actress Courtney Cox, dealing with the Hollywood pressure to look forever young has, she’s confessed, been a constant struggle.
But after years of regularly injecting her face with dermal fillers to maintain the plump features of youth, the 53-year-old actress is now filler-free and has spoken out about the pressure to undergo cosmetic procedures.
The former Friends star told New Beauty magazine: ” I was trying so hard to keep up, and that actually made things worse. I’ve had all my fillers dissolved. And now I’m as natural as I can be. I feel better because I look like myself. I think that I now look more like the person that I was. I hope I do.”
The actress says she now plans to age naturally. ”Things are going to change. Everything’s going to drop. I was trying to make it not drop, but that made me look fake,” she admitted when speaking about past injections.
The main problem with fillers is they can easily become addictive and as Courtney admitted, before she knew it, her injections were “layered and layered and layered ” over time. “You have no idea because it’s gradual until you go, ‘Oh sh*t, this doesn’t look right,'” she said.
Undoubtedly, dermal fillers are a quick and easy way of disguising the signs of ageing and done well the result can be subtle, pretty and rejuvenating but the main danger is thinking you can keep having endless syringes of fillers to make everything look the same as it did ten years ago. It won’t. The skin’s elasticity isn’t the same, and won’t hold fat in the same way. As we age, the face changes shape. It loses volume, deflates and sags. And what looks good at 20 might look very strange at 50, especially when the aim is to restore volume in the face. Fillers can certainly replace some of the lost structure, volumising and supporting the tissues to some degree, but, when too much is used in certain areas  – like the area between the eyes and cheeks and the temples- it can cause the angles of the face to become distorted.
Practitioners must know exactly where and precisely how much filler to use to keep the natural contour of the face.  If you use too much you create a very unnatural look and just a millimetre can make the difference between a great result and a bad one. It takes surprisingly little extra volume to create the strange chipmunky face that is so common among Hollywood stars and, when taken to extremes, results in a flat, mask-like effect that looks barely human.
The key to successful treatments should always be a natural result that is not obvious and the correct technique for injecting fillers is very delicate.
But the good news is that most dermal fillers procedures are temporary and can easily be dissolved if you don’t like the effect or have been over plumped and this can be carried out quickly and easily at any time after having treatment.
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