Dermal fillers and other injectable treatments are a quick and painless way to smooth the lines and wrinkles that occur naturally on the face due to ageing or exposure to environmental stressors.
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers are used generally on the lower portion of the face.
Dermal fillers are not used to relax muscles but to plump, hydrate, volumise, shape and contour the skin.
Dermal fillers can be used in a variety of ways.
The production levels of collagen and elastin in our skin decreases when we reach our late 20’s and our skin is considered to be aging from as early as when we are 30years old. This is the same for both men and women.
The decreased levels of collagen and elastin mean the plumpness of our skin begins to slacken and volume decrease. Visible changes are subtle to begin with.
If addressed early on it is much simpler to maintain the ‘apple’ of our cheeks, or the fullness of our lips. Treatments at Cherrybank/ Aesthetic Spirit always aim to create a natural look.
Dermal fillers can also be used to create a more defined cheek bone or chin for example. It can be used also to widen the lips.
For already permanent lines Botox is used as a first choice but if the line has become so severe sometimes Dermal Filler is required to plump out lines which are visible even when the muscle is relaxed.
Dermal fillers and Aesthetic Spirit are all FDA approved which means they have undergone stringent clinical trials and have an excellent safety profile.
They are all made of hyaluronic acid which is found in all living organisms and thus a natural product for treatment. Hyaluronic acid is a fine gel which binds elastin and collagen as well as absorbing up to 1,000 times it’s own weight in water which benefits the skin by adding moisture.
Dermal fillers last from 8- 12months depending on the amount used and to where it is injected. It is naturally broken down and absorbed by the body over this time.
Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a substance found in the human body that adds volume to the tissues of the skin. Injected into the skin below the epidermal layer during a quick 15-minute procedure, the injection fills the deep creases that begin below the surface of the skin.
The result is smooth and revitalised skin, with results that can last up to a year.
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Last updated September 7th, 2017