The health and appearance of our skin is affected by a number of lifestyle, environmental and biological factors including sun damage, the weather, pollution, hormonal fluctuations and smoking. Therefore our skin is under constant attack, it is of little wonder that it begins to loose its elasticity and hence takes on a more loose, less taut appearance.Dermal fillers are made from Hyaluronic acid which is in-fact a naturally occurring component of the skin. It has the remarkable ability to absorb more that 10 times its weight in water! Thereby adding volume and creating a naturally lifted appearance.Dermal filler Treatment is used to plump up the skin and give it a more fuller smoother appearance by delicately filling out permanent groves and lines in the face.Areas commonly improved by dermal filler Treatment include:
- Smile lines
- Nasolabial folds (the grooves on the lower face between the corner of your nose and mouth)
- Lipstick lines
- Volume augmentation of the lips can be performed as well
- More permanent wrinkle correction
These treatments usually last for up to a year and depending on the type and age of the skin the Hyaluronic acid will begin to dissolve at this time. If the procedure is not repeated the skin will gradually return to its pre treatment condition. The procedure takes about 20-30 minutes using a very fine needle. Prior to this a cream is used to numb the area and in some cases a local anaesthetic is used. Results are instant. Any side effects are likely to include minimal redness and swelling as well as possible mild bruising at the injection site. Products used Hydrafill, Restylane, Perlane.