Fillers create volume in areas of the skin that have, lost volume, aged and wrinkled over time. The following areas can successfully be treated with dermal filler to smooth out wrinkles, making the skin appear younger:
- “Smile lines”, “laugh lines”
- Lip enhancement (“Plump lips”)
- Re-sculpting of cheeks or chin
- Re-sculpting of nose
- Nasolabial folds
What is Dermal Filler?
There are various types of “dermal filler products”. The most commonly used is Hyaluronic Acid (HA). It is a clear jelly-like substance that is injected into the dermis (skin) to treat wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of aging on the face. HA occurs naturally in you body, but from you late 20’s+ production thereof stops. Thus, your appearance becomes more aged.
How is Dermal Filler administered?
Filler is given via small injections into the specific areas to be treated. The results are immediate but the true results can take up to a month to settle in.
Treatment of lip filler using Juvederm® Volbella for dryness and volume loss*
Please note: results vary per individual*
How long will the Filler treatment last?
The effect is product dependent, but will usually last from nine – 18 months*. In areas of higher movement (like the lips), it can be broken down faster*.
How does Dermal Filler work?
The dermal filler absorbs water (it is hydrophillic) and draws water into the cells in which it has been injected. This improves the hydration of the skin and plumps the cells.
The filler itself also occupies space within the skin, filling out wrinkles and lines.
What are the potential side effects of Dermal Filler?
Temporary bruising and swelling may occur at the site of injection; however this normally disappears within 24 hours and settles to create the desired effect.
Adverse reactions have been recorded to hyaluronic acid fillers, but these are very rare. Ensure that a doctor trained in dermal fillers does the procedure for you, and uses an effective and reputable product.
You can find out more about the Juvéderm® range of Dermal Fillers on their new website: http://www.juvederm.co.za/