Dermal filler is an injectable gel containing Hyaluronic Acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin. Dermal fillers are a non surgical treatment primarily used to shape and proportion the face. They are designed to contour, create volume, fill lines and hydrate the skin. They are used when lost volume causes folds, wrinkles or flattening of an area. Loss of collagen and elastin is one of the key factors in the appearance of sagging facial features this combined with bone and fat loss can leave people looking tired and ‘old’. Dermal fillers help to replenish lost volume, filling lines and wrinkles, smoothing folds, giving a more youthful and glowing appearance.
Dermal fillers provide instant results which usually last for at least 6 -18 months depending on the area of the face treated and the type of filler required. These products can produce effective results with minimal downtime and discomfort, but no matter how careful and gentle the injector, sometimes bruising and redness at the site is hard to avoid. If for any reason you don’t like the effects then the filler can be dissolved.
Dermal fillers can be combined with other anti wrinkle injections for maximum effects.
Dermal filler is most commonly used in the lines or folds that run from the nose to the corners of the mouth and are commonly known as laughter lines or smile lines. They appear for various reasons gravity, decent of fat pads, volume loss and smoking.
These lines also part of the group referred to as laughter lines, they run from the corners of the mouth down to the jawline. Caused by a repetition of facial expressions over time, loss of collagen or elastin.
Wrinkles around the mouth and lower face that become more visible with age are due to the loss of collagen and elastin.
Due to age, gravity and fat loss we loose shape and volume in the mid face. Well defined cheekbones and cheeks help to create facial balance whilst improving the profile and giving a youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are used for contouring cheekbones or restoring lost volume to cheeks.
Ageing causes the loss of definition in the chin area of the face. Dermal fillers are used re define weaker profiles and smooth away the crease between the top of the chin and lower lip.