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Injectable fillers: do they advance aging?

  • droopi
  • 1 year ago

Apart from the risks involved in getting injectables (wrong type, wrong location, wrong PS), I have this sneaking suspicion that once injected (even without immediate problems) skin or underlying tissue develops differently. Often resulting in an older looking appearance in the long run. I may very well be wrong and I hope to find people here that have experience with dermal fillers for a few years. Perheps they can shed some light on how the skin or underlying tissue develops after injection. (and put my mind at ease)   What I often see in Hollywood stars, is after they've filled up the cheekbone area for some time, it starts looking quite aged. And frankly, quite odd aswell. For the moment I'll take actress Rose Mcgowan as an example. After a few years of using fillers, the deposition of fat on her cheeks seems very odd.    I fear once I start injectables, a tragic transformation like the one below will be inevitable. Is this fear justified or not? I'd like to hear your experiences!     When she was Marilyn Manson's girlfriend, before her own fame and likely without fillers:     [img]http://www.wallpaperme.com/130496-2/rose-mcgowan-020.jpg[/img] Shortly after her role in Charmed, with fillers:   [img]http://charmed.download-tvshows.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Rose-McGowan.jpg[/img]   After she stopped acting. Mind you, there are only 4 years between picture 2 and 3: [img]http://cdn01.cdn.thesuperficial.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/16/the-crap-we-missed-1216-09-435x580.jpg[/img]     It seems unlikely to me that someone's cheek would simply collapse within a 4 yrs time frame. Such aging should not occur that rapidly.   Pictures like these feed my hesitation to start with fillers. But perhaps I'm overeacting?  I hope that people that have experienced fillers over the course of a few yrs will share their stories with us!     

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Well thy work best for under-eye circle treatment, I got mine treated
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I have used filler 3 times to treat a facial dent. In other words my use of filler is not to make a facial feature appear more attractive but to try and "normalise" my appearance. As this defect is only on one side of my face I am in a good place to make comparison, before and after the use of filler, using the un-treated side of my face as a bench-mark. Without a doubt I will say that the use of filler changes the appearance of the skin once it returns to baseline. In my case it appears distorted, the surface irregular, the pores remaining large and the entire area looking more sunken in. Thankfully I only used this filler in a small area. Nevertheless I feel that this point - the effects of the repeated use of filler - is often over-looked. For this reason users might find they need more and more (in quantity) to maintain the same result. If they decide to return to baseline at any point my guess would be that it would have aged the skin more than if they did not use filler in the first place.
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Another thought, I just saw Shirley McLaine in last season's Downton Abbey and I was horrified. Her face is a distorted mess. I started thinking, I don't want to look like that when I'm 76!!! What did she have done???
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Hmm, I used fillers for about 6 years, maybe more quite honestly. At first I used them for the marionette lines and then for the librarian lips then more recently for cheeks. All looked great and friends would kid me about having a FL, which I've always been afraid of I loved it! . The cheeks are where things, I think, went wrong. In the past year or so I noticed in the bright light that my skin (cheeks) have an orange peel look, big pores, and I look jowly. I think the fillers stretched my skin. The marionette lines are still gone but the skin was pushed out and I think had to go somewhere. Sigh. It was good while it lasted.
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I've been using fillers for about 5 years and I love them... The problem is you keep wanting more and more and can go to far.
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I can definitely see where that would be the case. Do you have a certain way you keep things in check so to speak, for instance, are there certain areas you will not fill, or certain amounts of filler you won't go over?

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if you overfill your face, you stretch the skin. I always tell the doctor to use a little bit to slow my aging ....not stop it and I love the stuff. Actresses also use more drugs and have less sleep and compensate with plastic surgery

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This is a great forum post - I'm going to be very interested to hear what people who have been getting fillers done for years have to say about this!

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