What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are naturally occurring gels that are injected into skin as "filler" in order to add volume to sagging skin and plump lips, chins, & noses. Most products consist of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural component of skin. Once injected into skin, fillers work by creating volume. Simply put, dermal treatments lift wrinkles and folds.Unlike Anti wrinkle injections, these products only fill in an area under the skin to create their results.
At Skin & Hair Clinic we understand fuller Lips and a youthful pout is a highly desirable feature for many people. Lip enhancement treatments can offer fuller lips or a soft sensuous appearance using material naturally found in your body.
Treatments can be carried out in one or more of the areas of the lips as shown in the diagram.
- Vermillion Border Outlining the lips for definition
- Lip Augmentation The fleshy area of the upper and lower lip can be treated creating more volume.
- Philtrum Ridges The lines that go up towards the nose can be defined by injecting the gel into them
When enhancing the lips, it is very important to maintain a soft, natural finish. Nobody wants that "trout pout" look, and as we get older our desire for subtle enhancements become paramount.
It is a gel made from hylauronic acid that adds volume and hydration to fill wrinkles and folds. It is great for making your lips a little more voluptuous or to add that youthful fullness back to your face. It is approximately lasts up to one year. The results from it are immediate and changes can be noticed up to 7 days after treatment. The results are natural looking and feeling, leaving everyone wondering why you look so great!
What is the filler?
The dermal filler was approved for the treatment of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and the lines that extend from your nose to the corners of your mouth. It is a gel implant that includes hyaluronic acid, a natural complex sugar that bolsters skin elasticity, providing a smooth and supple appearance. It is biocompatible, supplementing the body's natural hyaluronic acid, which age has depleted.
How Does Dermal filler Work?
The transparent filler gel is injected with a syringe into the mid- to deep dermis of your face. The dermis is the subsurface skin layer that contains connective tissue, nerve endings, sweat and oil glands, and blood vessels. The Dermal filler improves your appearance by lifting and adding volume to the wrinkles and folds in the treatment area. After six to nine months, the biocompatible compound is naturally absorbed into the body.
Its advantage is its pliant gel consistency, which may provide a smoother, more natural-looking appearance than some of its more rigid predecessors. Another advantage is that the filler may last longer, maintaining the improved appearance for six to nine months. The benefits may last even longer if you have a follow-up treatment a few weeks after the first treatment.
Dermal filler Side Effects
Side effects with the filler are rare, but may include redness, tenderness, or pain at the injection site. If these occur, they usually subside within three days. Rarely, discoloration may occur, but this is reversible. Firmness, swelling, bumps, and bruises are also rare side effects, which should subside within seven days.
How much does it cost?
The cost of Dermal Filler treatments does vary according to the type of treatment required and the volume used.
Please make an appointment for discussion of the treatment options