I'm curious to what would be used to fill my face. I'm 45 and thin. I feel like my face is sinking. Any suggestions? (photo)
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Facial fillers from volume
Adding volume to the cheeks can be very aesthetically pleasing if done by an expert who also takes into account facial balance and your overall bone structure etc. I often prefer Sculptra but also think Voluma is an excellent product to shape and improve the cheek area. Sculptra can last several years but usually a yearly maintenance treatment is recommended to keep the results looking good as you continue to age. Voluma has been shown to last 2 years or longer but in my experience, again, maintaining the treatment yearly with a little product as needed works best and keeps you from losing the effect. Make sure to seek out an injection specialist with extensive experience with these products. Often cheek augmentation may also require that something be done under the eye area so it's not about just treating one area but about getting the best result, that looks entirely natural, is safe and long-lasting. That may mean using a variety of products as needed over time.I hope that helps.
Best of luck!
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I would start with Sculptra
Find a dermatologist or Plastic surgeon that has experience WITH ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS. If you find someone that only uses one thing they are likely to have les experience and will use what they have.
You are experiencing a phenomenon many people face as we start to age, loss of fat in the face, contributing to sagging skin. From your photo, you have a pretty face, with early and small amount of volume loss. Loss of facial volume can be treated with fillers, like Juvederm and Voluma, which is temporary, or fat, which lasts much longer. Be sure to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. Good Luck!
Filler would be a good option in the mid-face region. You are also developing slight bowling. This can be reversed with a minifacelift under local and mild sedation.