What are dermal fillers?
Well, basically they’re a gel which are injected into the face to create lift. A soft gel can be used to lift hollows under the eyes, or fine lines. A thicker gel can be used to lift folds, which may occur between your nose and mouth, mouth and chin, or within the cleft of your chin. They can also plump up your lips.
The thickest gels can be used to sculpt contours into the face. They can create or augment cheekbones, fill hollow temples, sculpt a straighter nose, or create a firmer jawline or more feminine chin.
A combination of these techniques can be used to transform your face, creating what is often termed a ‘liquid’, or ‘8 point’ (Juvederm copyright) lift. This works very nicely for most people, because it addresses 2 key aspects of facial ageing:
- Midface volume loss, with cheek descent and deflation, and the development of jowls.
- Creases, lines and shadows in the mid and lower face.
Because every face is different, and each one ages differently, clients will receive specific advice about treatments according to what would look good for them and what they feel comfortable with.
Our fillers are all made of hyaluronic acid, a type of sugar that naturally occurs in our skin to help repair damaged tissue. It forms part of the natural matrix of the skin, but diminishes as we age and our skin becomes less firm. It’s normal liquid state is converted to a gel which can bind with collagen. It absorbs large amounts of water, moisturising and conditioning your skin from within. Results are instant.
If you’re intrigued, book a consultation and learn more.