Ever since the advent of fillers and injectables, women have been able to erase wrinkles and lines in minutes—in some cases, they can be stopped before they ever make their mark. But the key to successful injectables is a natural end result that is not obvious.
“Simply put, you don’t want to look unnatural. Most injectable and filler patients want to look their best, but still look like themselves,” says West Palm Beach, FL, dermatologist Kenneth R. Beer, MD.
In 1998, before injections, Meg Ryan’s “face had great proportions—it was heart-shaped, and she looked youthful. Her brows were perfectly shaped, and her cheekbones and lips were well-defined,” says Dr. Beer.
When too much filler is injected into the wrong area, the end effect can be features that look distorted since the filler has a negative effect on the proportions of the face. “She’s really starting to look waxy, which is the result of too much material injected in the wrong place,” says Dr. Beer.
“Her eyes have basically disappeared because there is so much filler in her cheeks, and her lips lack shape,” says New Orleans, LA, dermatologist Mary P. Lupo, MD. “There is too much filler in the front of her cheeks, which pushes her nasolabial creases over and also creates a ‘shelf ’ under her eyelids."