Learning about Dermal Fillers...
Dermal Fillers are gels made from naturally occurring complex sugars. These sugars are already present in the layers of your skin, providing structure, support and skin elasticity. Dermal fillers can be used to fill in discrete regions such as static wrinkles, that are visible when the face is at rest, deeper folds and the lips. Volumising fillers, enhance or restore structure, volume and youthful contours to the larger areas of the face, cheeks and the jaw line.
Treatable Areas include:
- Hollows under the eyes
- Crows feet
- Brow lift
- Fine and deep lines
- Nose reshaping
- Mouth lines
- Jaw line
- Hydrating hands
Many facial wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to form facial expressions. With age, the skin loses it’s bounce factor and the wrinkles that used to spring back into position decide to become “static”.
This process occurs because natural substances such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that provide the skin with structure and volume decrease with age. This together combined with factors such as; smoking, excessive sun exposure and stress can contribute to the increase in wrinkles and folds, causing the skin to appear more aged over time.
Unlike anti-wrinkle injections that treat wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause the wrinkled appearance, dermal fillers are placed below the skin’s surface to “fill in” or “plump up” the static facial wrinkles and folds that are present. Dermal fillers are able to diminish the depth of wrinkles and create a natural and more refreshed facial appearance.
Lips progressively become thin as the body ages. Over time the corners of the mouth can begin to droop (mouth frown), the v-shaped area of the upper lip known as the Cupid’s Bow begins to flatten out and the lips lose their youthful fullness. Vertical lip lines can also begin to appear, causing lipstick to bleed.
By treating the border of the upper and/or lower lip, dermal fillers treatments enhance lip contour and definition. Lip volume is increased and the overall “plump” pout look should last for at least 6 months.
The effect of dermal fillers treatments can last between approx. 6 – 18 months before lines slowly begin to return. If you have repeated dermal fillers treatments, the effects tend to last longer.
You will see lines gradually smooth approximately 2 weeks post treatment.
You will notice plumped lips immediately.
As I have no upper lip I have had treatments a number of times. My last treatment was performed by the Doctor at The Laser Lounge Castle Hill and I must say this has been the BEST treatment I have ever had! As I am a cold sore sufferer, usually after every treatment I always get a few except my last one I didn’t! Not only have my lips never looked this good, plumped and natural but I did not get one cold sore! So relieved!
BB, Castle Hill