As we age, our bodies naturally change, whether its wrinkles or the tip of your nose starting to droop, dermal fillers can be successful in minimising these small signs of ageing if you’re unhappy with them.
There are two main mechanisms that play a role in facial ageing: tissue modification, involving all components of the face, and a global drop of the facial tissue. Impairment of the skin begins with the onset of fine lines, wrinkles and grooves. The two main reasons for this impairment are a reduction of the skin’s elasticity and repeated contraction of the fine muscles. Wrinkles generally appear on a woman’s face around the mid 30s, excessive exposure to smoking and the sun however, can make this more prominent at a younger age. When the skin loses elasticity and becomes thinner, its capacity to renew itself diminishes, therefore allowing wrinkles to becomes deeper and more definite.
Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in almost all living organisms. It binds water and can act as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints. It is also important for the transport of nutrients and in regulating water balance in skin. Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers revitalise and add volume to the skin, instantly removing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and giving a natural softer look.
Dermal fillers are not Botox, dermal fillers are injectable drugs that are used to smooth lines and wrinkles, by injection beneath your skin using a needle. They can address a number of common concerns such as deepening under eye circles, lifting of the cheekbones or to volumize the lips. The result of a single treatment can be seen instantly and can last for around 6 to 9 months. Dermal filler injections can give a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression. As your face changes over time, dermal fillers allow you to control you looks subtly as you age.