Fillers are a great option for those seeking a softer, more youthful look. However, if not used properly, fillers can have long-term negative consequences. In fact, when fillers are misused or overused, they can actually speed up the aging process of the skin, resulting in an older appearance. This is because the filler stretches and weighs down the skin, requiring more padding with each doctor visit.
This further stretches the skin and tissue, leading to sagging. It takes months or years for the filler to dissolve (and sometimes it doesn't dissolve at all). If you keep getting more and more injections, you're simply swelling your face with more and more gel. When too much filler is put in one place, it has to go somewhere and it goes south, causing sagging.
This can distort facial balance, making the lower third of the face appear square rather than heart-shaped, which is associated with youth. Some filling may stay in place, but when the scale tilts, which easily happens, the filling has to go somewhere. For extended periods of time, fillers can stretch the tissues under the skin, essentially accelerating the aging process. Hyaluronic acid fillers were originally intended to give some facial fullness to those who had lost volume due to extreme weight loss, drug use, or illness.
However, when used excessively or incorrectly, they can cause sagging and distortion. Influencers like Kylie Jenner and her famous family have helped make facial fillers increasingly popular. It's important to remember that when used incorrectly or excessively, fillers can cause long-term damage and accelerate the aging process.