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Magazines, news shows, and scripted television programs are constantly reminding us that being young and beautiful is extremely important in our society. From hair color to plastic surgery to body makeup for contouring, there are hundreds, if not thousands, of things that we can do to maintain a youthful appearance. It used to be enough to cover up the grey hairs and dab on a little more concealer, but now it seems that the convenience of undergoing minimally invasive cosmetic procedures is the norm.

Wanting to hold on to your youth and seeking out ways to preserve your silky smooth skin is no crime, but like all things, moderation is very important. Facial rejuvenating procedures, including derma fillers, can be done with care and precision to help men and women alike smooth out wrinkles and add a youthful plump to the cheeks. However, just like a makeup artist would advise you to not over-pluck your eyebrows, plastic surgeons would warn you against over-filing.

Juvederm®, Restylane®, Sculptra®, and Perlane® are just some of the most common facial fillers on the market today; and because undergoing a treatment has little to no pain and downtime, they have become a very convenient way to cheat the aging process. Although an appropriate amount of facial filler can provide excellent results, there is such a thing as too much filler. In fact, the act of over-filling has even been coined as “fillerexia” – getting too much filler and looking overdone.

While erasing wrinkles and adding a bit of roundness to the cheeks may be a sign of youth, overly plump lips and exaggerated cheekbones are telltale signs of overkill. You want to be noticed for the right reasons, and overdoing the facial fillers is not the way to get noticed. The best way to determine what is the most appropriate treatment plan for your specific needs is by consulting a facial rejuvenating professional. During a consultation, you can discuss your needs and problem areas.

If you are interested in learning more about facial fillers and other facial rejuvenation procedures, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Martin O’Toole. Contact us today by calling (626) 689-7800 or filling out our online contact form. Dr. O’Toole has years of experience and can help you achieve the results you desire.