Dermal filler treatment is a cosmetic procedure that plumps up facial lines and wrinkles to make the skin look more youthful. Dermal fillers, such as Restylane® and Juvederm®, consist of sterile hyaluronic acid gels, a substance that occurs naturally in the body. As we age, the skin's natural hyaluronic acid is lost, giving rise to the appearance of lines, wrinkles and folds.
Dermal fillers are particularly good for wrinkles and deep folds such as the lines that run from the nose to mouth, the lines that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin and the frown lines between the eyebrows. They are also used for improvements and increased volume of the lips and for filling out acne scars and other types of tissue imperfections.
Here's how dermal filler treatment works:
Topical anaesthetic cream is first administered to the area to prevent any discomfort
The dermal filler is then injected with a very fine needle, which only takes a few minutes and the effect of the treatment is visible immediately
Depending on the area treated, skin type and the injection technique, the filler effect can last between 6 and 12 months (usually six months for lips)
Follow-up treatments help to maintain the plumped up look overtime.
The benefits of dermal filler treatment include:
- Smoothed out skin and increased volume for a more youthful appearance
- Non-surgical and painless procedure.