Dermal fillers are non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to provide a more youthful appearance by restoring volume or fullness to the face and lips. They work by reducing or eliminating lines, wrinkles and folds in the skin and the effect is seen immediately after treatment.
As the skin ages, both naturally and because of other factors such as sun damage, smoking, and poor diet, we lose collagen, fat and other natural moisturising substances from our skin. These can be thought of as the natural ‘scaffolding’ that keeps the face looking young and feeling firm. As our faces lose volume, our skin becomes thinner and we start to see lines, wrinkles and folds developing. Put simply, dermal fillers are used to restore the lost volume in the face by plumping out lines, wrinkles and folds.
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Dermal fillers are some of the most popular cosmetic treatments for effective anti-aging with immediate results.
Dermal fillers replenish the skin’s natural collagen, helping smooth lines associated with aging. They can be used to improve the overall look of the skin by softening lines and wrinkles. Lip fillers can be used to smooth out the lines around the mouth or to define the lips and add volume for the desired youthful pout. Cheek fillers are used to restore plumpness to the face to either round out the contours or to define the cheek bones. Similarly, chin fillers are used to shape and structure the face to provide a defined jaw line and improve the contours of the face.
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Frequently asked questions
WHAT IS JUVEDERM?
Juvederm dermal filler is an FDA approved gel implant that helps improve the appearance of wrinkles and lines. Dermal fillers help supplement the body’s natural hyaluronic acid which decreases with age.
HOW DOES JUVEDERM WORK?
Juvederm improves your appearance by lifting and adding volume to the wrinkles and folds in the treatment area. After six to nine months, the biocompatible compound is naturally absorbed into the body.
As a gel, Juvederm dermal fillers are pliable in consistency which ensures a smoother, more natural-looking result. Juvederm dermal fillers may also last longer than other forms of dermal filler, lasting up to 9 months. Having a follow up treatment a few weeks after your first appointment may also provide longer lasting results.
IS IT SAFE?
Side effects are very rare but the some side effects you could experience include redness, tenderness or slight pain at the injection site. These side effects should subside after three days. You could also experience swelling and bruising but these should subside within 7 days.
WHAT IS RESTYLANE?
Restylane dermal filler is an FDA approved biodegradable hyaluronic acid implant. Produced as a clear gel substance, it is injected directly beneath the surface of the skin. These dermal fillers add natural volume and plumpness to the treatment area, removing lines and wrinkles associated with age. During your consultation with your aesthetician, the number of required treatments will be addressed.
IS IT SAFE?
Some common side effects of Restylane include headache and nausea, redness and slight pain at the injected area. These should subside within a few days and your doctor can help you understand more about the side effects during your consultation.