What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are used for facial aesthetic treatments and are injected into the skin. They are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, contour and create volume, and to revitalise the skin. Dermal fillers are based on Hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a substance that naturally exists in your body.
What is hyaluronic acid?
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in almost all living organisms. It binds water and can act as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating water balance in skin.
How do dermal fillers work?
By boosting the skin's supply of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look. Dermal fillers are a soft injectable gel consisting of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid. The gel is tissue-friendly and closely resembles the hyaluronic acid that exists naturally in the body. It is long-lasting but not permanent.
What are the benefits of dermal filler?
Dermal filler injections provide an easy way to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, smooth the
skin and give a more youthful appearance. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly
and can last for around 6 to 9 months. Dermal filler injections can give a natural looking result
that does not affect facial expression. As your face changes over time, dermal fillers allow youto control you looks subtly as you age.
What areas can be treated?
Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalise the skin.
The most common areas treated are:
Nose to mouth lines (the nasolabial folds)
between the eyebrows (the glabella lines)
lips (adding volume and shape)
1 Frown lines
2 Eye brow
3 Crow's feel
4 Tired eyes
6 Cheek augmentation
7 Nose to mouth lines
8 Smoker's lines
9 Lips line
10 Smile lines
11 Sad mouth 12corners
13 Lip enhacement
14 Chin augmentaton
Decolletage and neck
What does dermal filler treatment involve?
Dermal filler is injected into the skin in small amounts using a very fine needle. The gelprovides natural volume to smooth away the appearance of lines and wrinkles, enhance facial shape, or create fuller lips. Dermal filler products improve the elasticity and texture of skin, restoring and maintaining the skins hydrobalance.The treatment is quick, typically taking about 15-30 minutes. Treatment with dermal fillers does not affect facial expression and the benefits
can normally be seen instantly.
Dermal filler products are biodegradable, which means they will naturally disappear in the body.To ensure an optimal and long lasting result, a top-up treatment is recommended 6-12 monthsfollow-up after your initial Restylane treatment. Discuss with your practitioner when a appointment may be appropriate.
After a treatment some reactions might occur, these include; are slight redness, swelling, itching, bruising, pain and tenderness. The reactions are generally mild to moderate and usuallydisappear shortly after injection. They typically resolve spontaneously within one or two days, But for some treatmentsthey may last longer
How long does a dermal filler treatment last?
One of the great advantages of dermal filler treatment is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the individual's skin type, skin condition lifestyle and age. After the initial treatment, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 to 12 months depending on the individual and the treatment. A treatment of the lips lasts about 6 months.
Can everybody use dermal fillers?
Most people can benefit from dermal filler treatment. If you wish to;
reduce lines and wrinkles
create more defined or fuller lips,
define the contours of your face, such as chin or cheek,
boost your skin's vitality, for a healthier more hydrated skin tone (e.g.
face, hands, neck or décolletage)