There are a lot of different signs of ageing, but most people first notice when they start to lose facial volume in specific areas such as the cheeks and brows. This loss of facial volume is caused by the reduction of elasticity in the skin, which comes from the reduction of fat and a lack of skin formation. Dermal fillers reduce the first signs of ageing by replacing lost facial volume in specific areas using a clear gel called hyaluronic acid. This clear gel is made from a substance that is already naturally found in the skin and it works by helping your skin to retain moisture. As you age, levels of hyaluronic acid drop but this can be replaced using dermal fillers.
What Can Dermal Fillers Help?
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles around your eyes and eyebrows.
- Reducing the appearance of scowl lines.
- Adding definition to your cupid’s bow.
- Adding volume to your lips.
- Reducing vertical lines around your lips.
- Reducing the appearance of bony hands by adding fullness.
How Are Dermal Fillers Given?
Before any dermal fillers are injected into the face, marks will be made and this will indicate where injections should be made. Then you will be given some form of anaesthetic to numb the area, ensuring that pain is minimal. This may be an anaesthetic injection, an anaesthetic cream or the dermal filler solution itself may have anaesthetic. The injections only take between 30 minutes to one hour, depending on the size of the area and how many fillers you are having.
One of the great things about dermal fillers is that you are not required to stay overnight after the treatment, nor will you need to take any time off from work. You will notice some swelling, redness and bruising in the few days after having dermal fillers injected but this will not prevent you from doing the things you usually do. Once the swelling has subsided, you will see the results.
If you want to know more about dermal fillers or you want to book a consultation, get in touch with Dr Frati Cosmetic Surgery.