WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers help to diminish facial lines and restore volume and fullness in the face.Dermal fillers are non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to bring a more youthful appearance by restoring volume or fullness to the face and lips.
Dermal fillers, also known as injectable implants, soft tissue fillers, or wrinkle fillers are medical device implants approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance in the face, including nasolabial folds, cheeks and lips and for increasing the volume of the back of the hand.
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat. The facial muscles are then working closer to the skin surface, so smile lines and crow's feet become more apparent.
The facial skin also stretches a bit, adding to this loss of facial volume. Other factors that affect the facial skin include sun exposure, heredity and lifestyle.
HOW DERMAL FILLERS WORK
Dermal fillers are a naturally-derived or synthetic material that is directly injected into skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone. Depending on the type of filler, the effects can last anywhere from six months to two years; for semi-permanent or permanent fillers, the effects can last up to five years, and there are reports of even longer-lasting results.
Don't confuse dermal fillers with Botulinum. Although both procedures involve injections, Botulinum is most often injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes (crow's feet) to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles. It has nothing to do with the plumping smoothing effect dermal fillers have.
Because they work in different manners, many people elect to get both Botulinum and dermal fillers—the combination can produce a remarkably younger-looking face.
Areas that can be treated with dermal fillers
Dermal fillers can be used as cheek fillers, forehead line fillers, glabellar line fillers, and acne scar fillers.
They can also be used on the peri oral lines, nose to mouth lines, and mouth to chin lines.
In current practice, several dermal fillers are available for use in the United Kingdom, in addition to subdermal fillers, or those that are placed underneath the dermis in the subcutis.
- DERMAL FILLERS ARE A GREAT WAY TO GIVE A BIT MORE VOLUME TO YOUR FACE AND TO REDUCE THE SIGNS OF AGEING.
- Deep facial creases
- Nasolabial Folds
- Marionette Lines
- Volume loss in cheeks and across jawline
- Lip Fillers
- Frown Lines
- Cheek fillers