Dermal fillers are injections of hyaluronic gel, a naturally occurring substance in the body, which are strategically placed to add volume and contour and soften the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. They can be used to restore volume loss during ageing or enhance existing facial features, providing a rejuvenating and revitalising affect.
As we age, our skins natural hyaluronic acid content decreases. This is importance for hydration and water retention, thus resulting in dried and more lax looking skin. Dermal filler will replenish our bodies natural collagen reserves thus encouraging natural production over time.
Dermal filler can be used to enhance natural shape, volume and structure of your lips while correcting imbalances or asymmetries to produce the desired result.
The cheeks are an area which tend to experience volume loss with age resulting in an “inverted V” shape to the face. Filler is strategically placed can help restore the “V” shape creating more contour, definition and shape whilst lifting the facial tissues, resulting in a face lifting affect and a more youthful looking appearance. They can also be enhance existing cheekbones resulting in a more contoured mid face.
Nose to mouth lines (Nasolabial folds)
These are often referred to as “smile lines” and are natural features of the face which are present in everyone. They run from the corer of the nose to the sides of the mouth and deepen with age. Filler can be used to help soften these lines resulting in a more youthful and smoother looking face.
These are lines that run from the corner of the mouth and are directly linked to aging. They can result in downturned corners of the mouth at rest, which give an angry/sad appearance. Filler can be used to eliminate these lines and turn up the corner of the mouth resulting in a much happier looking face at rest.
How long does it last?
Over time the filler is naturally degraded by the body. This process happens more rapidly after the first treatment (4-6months), however with repeated treatments results can last over a year. This is not an exact science and will vary between individuals depending on their body’s natural metabolism.
Treatment time: 30 minutes
Recovery time: 1-3 days
Length of results: 6-12 months (may be required more frequently in first year depending on individual goals)
Side effects: swelling and bruising
Time off: none