Facial volume loss results from the resorption of facial bones, degradation of subcutaneous tissue and descent of the fat pads. Facial contours change with age. The most common solution for this problem is dermal fillers.
What are dermal fillers?
These are gel like substances injected underneath the skin to fill in and soften the appearance of static wrinkles and add volume to the desired areas like cheeks and lips and minimize the appearance of under eye hollows. Most common dermal filler are made with hyaluronic acid, a nutrient your body makes naturally. Hyaluronic acid is a key factor in your skin’s ability to make and retain moisture, elasticity, and strength. Hyaluronic acid, replenishes what your body loses naturally as you age. It restores balance, and improve symmetry.
Common Treatment areas
- Nasolabial folds
- Marionette lines
- Sunken cheeks
- Lines around your lips
- Thin lips
What to expect from the Dermal filler treatment.
The injection of exogenous hyaluronic acid into the skin effectively softens facial creases and wrinkles, reduces visible signs of volume loss. It resolves thin lips, reconstruct contour deformities in the face while simultaneously providing a natural look and feel after treatment. These features, plus a relatively low risk for adverse effects have made hyaluronic acid-based fillers the most commonly used injectable soft tissue fillers worldwide. At the end of your 30-minute session, you’ll notice new volume in target areas like cheeks, lips, under your eyes, and jowls. The procedure is quick, no more than 30 minutes. You won’t need any downtime either, so you can return to your regular routine.
Results last one to two years. It is important to remember that dermal fillers are temporary treatments for facial aging and that ongoing treatments will be needed for long-term results.
Combination therapy with hyaluronic acid fillers and botulinum toxin may improve the longevity of treatment results.
Common side effects
Itching, redness, Minor pain, swelling, bruising, discoloration. These effects should be mild and dissipate after two or three days.