As we age our skin loses collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid causing the formation of lines and wrinkles. The bones, muscles and fat pads also change, affecting facial shape and volume.
Dermal fillers are designed to add volume and enhance facial contours. This restores facial shape and volume to a natural and youthful appearance.
Hyaluronic acid fillers are made of complex sugar chains found naturally in the body. The main role of hyaluronic acid is to attract water and provide hydration of the skin. It also combines with collagen and elastin to help provide skin structure and elasticity.
Hyaluronic acid fillers can :
How do dermal fillers work? Dermal fillers are injected under the skin’s surface to fill lines and wrinkles and to restore facial contours and asymmetries. Areas prone to volume loss include the cheeks, lips, jawline and temples.
Is the treatment painful? Most hyaluronic acid fillers contain a local anesthetic for comfort during injecting. Topical anesthetic can also be applied prior to treatment to further reduce discomfort during treatment with dermal fillers.
When can I see results? The results with hyaluronic acid fillers can be seen immediately and the majority of people resume their normal activities immediately after treatment.
How long does a dermal filler treatment last? The effects of dermal fillers are instant and you will see results immediately. The effects are lasting but not permanent. Results can last from 6 to 18 months depending on the product used. Maintenance treatments are usually recommended to maintain results.
Are treatments with Hyaluronic acid safe? Hyaluronic acid fillers have been used for over 20 years and millions of treatments have been performed worldwide. Serious side effects are not common.
The most common side effects are skin redness, swelling, lumps, bruising, itching and slight pain and tenderness. These reactions usually disappear a few days after treatment.
Fuller lips are a feature of youthful attractiveness. As we age the lip looses volume and the borders become less defined due to loss of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid. The surrounding skin becomes wrinkled which causes lip stick to bleed and the corners of the mouth may begin to droop giving a sad or angry look.
Hyaluronic acid fillers can be used to restore lip volume and definition. They can define the lip border and create a more youthful looking lip. They can provide volume and lift to the mouth corners to soften the “sad” look. Hyaluronic fillers can also treat the lines that develop around the lip as we age.