By 40, important proteins such as collagen and elastin fibres, responsible for keeping our skin plump and youthful, have started to breakdown – as well as we age our faces lose volume (fat and bone), most notably from the cheeks.
Without the fullness of youth, the depths of the folds and creases on the face increases, making the signs of aging more obvious. This can be especially noticeable after weight loss.
Injectable dermal fillers are used to replace volume in the skin, giving instantaneous improvement of wrinkles, folds and facial contours. They can also be used to hydrate the skin.
Dermal fillers are substances naturally found in the skin. Areas around the mouth such as the nasolabial folds, marionette lines and vertical lip lines can be improved with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can also be used to give volume to cheeks and lips.
Dermal fillers are administered after using a topical cream or local anaesthetic to help numb the area being treated. Treatments usually last for at least 6-9 months (up to 18 months for cheek volumisation)* and normal activities can generally be resumed immediately following facial injections*.
*Note results may vary from person to person