The structural components that maintain a youthful face start to break down with age. Volume loss (also known as medical lipoatrophy) often occurs, causing flattening of the cheeks (mid-face), hollowing can occur under the eyes. Lines may form, particularly around the nose, mouth and chin. Lips may also lose volume and definition, with lip corners turning downwards.
These changes may also occur due to rapid or significant weight loss, smoking, stress, or excessive sun exposure, and may lead to a tired-looking, aged, and sometimes unhappy appearance.
Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally found substance that is already present in our skin. The dermal fillers are derived naturally and not animal based. They come in the form of a sterilised gel. We use a range of high quality fillers of different densities so that we can use the most appropriate filler for you.
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are used to add volume and fullness to the skin, helping to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines. They work by replenishing the natural hyaluronic acid (HA) that is lost as we age, which helps to restore a more youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers are generally considered safe when administered by a qualified healthcare provider. However, like any medical procedure, there are potential risks and side effects associated with dermal filler treatment. It’s important to discuss these with your healthcare provider before undergoing the procedure.
The duration of the results will depend on the type of filler used and the area being treated. Some fillers may last for several months, while others can provide long-lasting results for up to two years or more. Your healthcare provider can provide you with more information about the expected duration of the results based on the specific product being used.
Most people report only mild discomfort during the injection process, which is typically described as a brief stinging or pinching sensation. Your healthcare provider may use a numbing cream or local anesthetic to help minimize any discomfort.
The number of treatments required will depend on the severity of the wrinkles or fine lines being treated and the desired level of correction. In some cases, a single treatment may be sufficient, while others may require multiple sessions spaced several weeks apart to achieve optimal results. Your healthcare provider can provide you with a personalized treatment plan based on your individual needs and goals.