Most modern non-permanent fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a naturally-occurring substance found in the body, made of sugar. This helps hydrate and add volume to your skin. As you age, the natural replacement of Hyaluronic Acid is reduced and therefore the moisturising and plumping effects decrease. This is when fine lines, wrinkles and loss of volume start to appear. Dermal fillers can be used on the face, neck, décolletage or backs of hands to revitalise and refresh the overall appearance of your skin. This treatment helps improve facial lines, acne scars and other contouring deficiencies instantly.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Fillers are made of Hyaluronic Acid, a substance naturally occurring in our bodies. It’s our natural hydrator: the more we have, the healthier our skin is. When we’re born, we have huge stocks of it in our skin, providing the structure and support to keep young skin plump. As we age, the levels decrease, meaning that skin becomes less supported. That allows lines and wrinkles to develop and volume loss to occur. It’s especially noticeable in the cheeks, which is where the face moves downwards. Fillers are injected below the skin’s surface to lift and smooth targeted folds and wrinkles by replenishing and adding subtle volume. The key to natural-looking results is restoring balance across the face and adding volume back where it should be.
The product is injected beneath the skin’s surface to replace the collagen and the supportive Hyaluronic Acid layers. Your doctor/nurse may massage the area to ensure that the filler is smooth. The treatment will:
- Instantly smooth away wrinkles, lines, and most scars
- Add volume to skin contour deficiencies.
Treatment time is usually 30 – 45 minutes, but may be up to one hour if topical anaesthetic is applied. This helps to make the treatment more comfortable for you.