DERMAL FILLER TREATMENTS
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are natural gels that are injected into the skin to volumise, lift and improve the appearance of lines. The vast majority of dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in all skin and soft tissues throughout the body. It attracts and binds water in the skin, providing volume and hydration, but also ‘cushioning’ and supporting collagen and elastin fibres.
Each brand of dermal filler has a range of ‘tissue tailored’ products indicated for different areas and depths of injection. One size does not fit all.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin to provide instant correction.
To correct or enhance facial contours; cheeks, nose, chin
To define, correct or enhance lips
To soften and correct facial wrinkles or folds
To correct hollows under the eyes (tear troughs)
To improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin
DOES IT HURT?
Many dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic to provide pain relief during the procedure, although it is possible to apply a topical anaesthetic cream prior to treatment to numb the skin. The procedure may be uncomfortable but is not usually painful. Certain areas, such as the lips, are more sensitive.