Dermal Fillers are versatile products that can be used for a variety of reasons, such as filling skin creases to ease their appearance, adding volume where it has been lost through ageing, and sculpting facial features to achieve that all important ‘contoured’ look.
There are many different types of fillers used within the aesthetics industry, with the most common form being Hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance within the body that is very prominent in the skin, providing much needed volume and support. Dermal fillers are simply a reproduced version of this Hyaluronic acid, meaning that they are very safe to use. Fillers can last anywhere from 9 to 24 months, depending on the product chosen and the area it has been placed in, so they can be a relatively inexpensive way to reach your rejuvenation goals without turning to surgery.
In general terms, fillers work by replenishing lost volume or by adding volume to areas where it is naturally lacking. Due to this, they are perfect for filling skin creases, such as marionette lines, peri-oral lines and nasolabial folds, as well as for adding volume to the cheeks. A secondary benefit of Hyaluronic acid is that it is hydrophilic (meaning that it attracts moisture), and hence is the reason for hydrated, youthful looking skin. Unfortunately, as we age, we gradually lose our stores of hyaluronic acid, resulting in a loss of moisture, and generally drier skin. Therefore, in addition to reducing the appearance of creases/wrinkles and contouring the face, Hyaluronic acid fillers greatly benefit the skin by replacing lost Hyaluronic acid, and hence lost moisture.
We are able to provide Dermal Filler treatment for the following areas:
Injecting Dermal Filler into the cheeks can have a dramatic impact on appearance, providing a youthful, rejuvenated look. As we age we naturally lose volume in the cheeks, which often has knock-on effects on the rest of the face, including the formation of nasolabial folds. Cheek filler treatments can often therefore have a lifting effect on the entire lower face, at the same time as adding volume to the cheeks themselves. Cheek Fillers are also becoming very common in the younger generation, as their volumising effect can be used to achieve a contoured look along the cheekbones, something that has long been a much desired feature of an aesthetically pleasing face.
Nasolabial folds, sometimes called ‘Laugh lines’, are the skin creases that develop between the side of the nose and extend to the corners of the mouth. They develop as we age through repeated use of the muscles involved in raising a smile. Dermal Fillers can greatly reduce the appearance of these lines by raising the crease, and hence volumising the area.
Marionette lines, sometimes called ‘Sad lines’ due to the way they can cause the mouth to point downwards, are the skin creases that develop from the corners of the mouth to the jawline. Simply injecting filler into these skin creases can have a huge effect on reducing their appearance, resulting in a rejuvenated, more youthful look.