Dermal Fillers – Temporary Reduction Of Deep Lines And Wrinkles
Dermal fillers as the name suggests, fill the wrinkles so they are less visible. With age, the skin naturally starts to lose its elasticity as the collagen synthesis in the skin starts to diminish. Dermal fillers can be used to plump out fine lines as well as deep wrinkles and folds. In particular the fold which runs from the edge of the nose to the corner of the mouth (naso labial fold) can become more prominent as we age. Dermal fillers can be used to plump out the line or wrinkle or to generally add volume to the face which will also reduce the appearance of wrinkles (see facial volumisers).
Aesthetic treatments such as dermal fillers may be carried out after a full consultation to discuss your treatment options and suitability. Call us on 01962 809937 if you would like to discuss further or book an initial consultation for aesthetic treatments.
Dermal fillers can be used to generally plump the skin making it look firmer and more youthful. The dermal fillers we use fall into two categories:
1) Those based on Hyaluronic acid. These are marketed under brand names Restylane, Juvederm, Teyosal, Perlane, Belotero and Emervel. Juvederm is the mainstay of what we do because it is highly bio-compatible and it consists of non animal derived hyaluronic acid offering patients immediate and long-lasting results. Other dermal fillers, Belotero, Perlane,Teyosal, Restylane and Emervel are available where the client has a preference for those products. All hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are temporary and can last up to around 12 months.
Hyaluronic acid based fillers are popular because they are affordable and biocompatible.
Side effects, pillow face and other things you need to know
We use highly bio-compatible temporary dermal fillers which are synthesised in a laboratory and contain no animal by products. Reactions to the products are extremely rare. However, immediately after treatment you might be a little puffy in the treatment area and occasionally bruising may occur.
Dermal fillers are usually administered using a canula which causes less trauma to the area than a needle and therefore less risk of bruising.
Pillow face is a term used for someone who has had too much dermal filler. We always aim for a natural look, NEVER pillow face!