Collagen is a vital protein complex found in the human body. Collagen supports the skin, bone, cartilage, and blood vessels in our bodies. As your skin ages, it loses the collagen. Natural lines and wrinkles deepen. Sun exposure, smoking, and stress can all contribute to your ageing appearance. The face can also loose volume giving sunken cheeks adding years onto your appearance.
Dermal fillers can plump up your skin, smoothen wrinkles and can also be used to replace volume, plumping and lifting cheeks, jaw lines, and temples, softening deep lines surrounding the mouth and filling out thin lips. It also fills out deep lines by replacing the collagen lost due to natural ageing process, sun damage and lifestyle.
Hyaluronic acid is a one of kind of dermal filler. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like water-holding substance that is filling spaces and cushioning agent in all mammals. It is naturally present in the human body. The highest concentration of Hyaluronic acid is present in fluids in the eyes and joints. It cushions joints and nerves, hydrates the skin and hair, and fills the eyes.
Dermal fillers are a very popular treatment that can give you great results in an instant. They can be used in many areas around the face such as around the eyes, around the mouth and lips.
The following are advantages of dermal filler:
- Instant result
- Minimal downtime
- Able to return to daily activities immediately
- Reduction of lines and wrinkles to give a more natural youthful look
- Replaces lost volume for a softer more younger look
- Long lasting results.
Wrinkle reduction treatment is not recommended if you are breastfeeding, pregnant or planning to become pregnant; you should consult your doctor before starting this treatment.
Taking aspirin, ibuprofen or other non-steroidal analgesics can cause thinning of blood and increase chances of bleeding and bruising. Some natural supplements such as fish oil, ginkgo, or vitamin E, can also cause thinning of the blood. It is advisable to stop the above pills two weeks before commencing your treatment and consult your doctor before commencing the treatment.
A topical anaesthetic cream will first be applied to begin the numbing process.
Treatment process should take around 15 – 30 minutes.
You will receive aftercare information and a follow-up appointment.
The results are immediate and are evident at the time of treatment with filler.
Side effects are rare but can include:
The filler may show up as tiny bumps under the skin. This will improve on its own and massaging the area may help.
Aftercare requires adequate hydration and sun protection.
Treatment varies from 9 to 12 months.
A topical anaesthetic cream will first be applied to begin the numbing process to ensure that the treatment is as comfortable as possible. Less filler is needed over time to achieve the same look.
Hyaluronic acid absorbs water. It is advisable to keep yourself hydrated as it can help your results last longer.