Over time skin loses its volume as the amount of collagen diminishes. This is a perfectly normal part of the ageing process, but these lines and wrinkles can be unwelcome.
Dermal fillers can help to temporarily replenish the areas affected by loss of volume. The fillers contain hyaluronic acid which is naturally present in your skin. Hyaluronic acid has replaced older collagen based products as it has a shorter period of recovery, better results and considerably fewer adverse reactions. Your dermatologist will be able to advise on the product best suited to your needs and your skin type.
Dermal fillers can help reduce and improve –
- Nose to mouth grooves
- Forehead lines
- Frown Furrows
- Lip Enhancement and shaping
- Marionette lines (lines that occur around the mouth)
How do Dermal Fillers work?
Fillers basically restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep set lines are smoothed. Why is this needed? Well, as we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look.
Experts argue over when we start losing collagen; but the generally agreed age is 25. Which is pretty young, right? Your collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year, and you rbody will have stopped producing it altogether by your late twenties. Fillers have been used for decades to restore lost volume or add lift.
Some More Questions
Following a full consultation regarding your dermal filler needs, you doctor will apply topical or local anaesthetic and perform a number of skin injections, using a small needle, into the treatment area. Each treatment session will last approximately 30 minutes and the treatment should be repeated every 6 to 9 months.
- It won’t look natural
- It doesn’t work/I can’t tell the difference
- If I don’t like it, I’ll be stuck with it
- It will be painful
- There will be a lot of bruising or down time