Once upon a time, cosmetic procedures were something only celebrities and those with large bank accounts submitted themselves to when fine lines, wrinkles and sagging skin started to creep across their faces.
Now younger women, free from physical signs of a life lived, are flocking to plastic surgeons and skin clinics to change their appearance.
Anti-ageing procedures? Pfft — there’s plenty of time for that once you’re older. No, these days women are seeking out fillers.
Depending on the doctor’s approach and what you’re targeting, getting fillers involves replacing (or adding) volume to areas of the face that might have lost it. While, yes, you can plump up your lips, fillers can also be strategically placed to lift jowls or eyebrows.
A few of the most popular injectables used are Radiesse, Restylane and Juvéderm.
Dr Joseph Hkeik, director and founder of All Saints Clinic has seen a rise in the number of 20-somethings coming to him seeking fillers.
“These are women that look young but are looking to change the proportions on their face. It is done to beautify, rather than to rejuvenate,” he explains. This “beautifying” comes in many different forms, the most popular of which are lip fillers.
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