As your skin ages, it bit by bit looses collagen and elastin.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and is found in muscles, bones, skin, blood vessels, etc. Collagen is what helps give our skin strength and elasticity, and which helps hold the body together.
Elastin is a protein that makes skin, muscles and tissue elastic. Meaning it enables skin, for instance, to be stretched and then later to return to its original form.
As we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen and elastin. For most people, this will result in looser skin, more wrinkles and less elasticity.
In addition, as people stress, don’t sleep enough, smoke, live in polluted cities, over-expose themselves to direct sunlight, etc., the fine lines and wrinkles in the skin will normally be increased.
Dermal fillers are a solution that is injected into the skin to give this local area volume and plumpness.
When a dermal filler is injected to an area underneath a fine line or wrinkle, this will push up and stretch the skin above. As a result, the fine line or wrinkle will be stretched and diminished.
Over time, the fine line or wrinkle will often vanish.
Dermal fillers are also used to increase volume of parts of the face that are have not necessarily lost volume, but where you want more volume.
For instance, if you want fuller lips or more pronounced cheeks, a dermal filler can be applied to produce this volume.
There are several different types of dermal fillers. Some are softer, some harder, some last shorter and some longer. They are for different purposes and different parts of the face.
Dermal fillers should not be confused with Botox (or Dysport, Xeomin or Myobloc). Although both procedures involve injections, Botox is used for reducing or stopping muscle movement that cause wrinkles.
Dermal fillers instead increase the volume of a local area.
That said, many people choose to get Botox and dermal fillers together, as the combination can produce significantly improved results.
The most commonly used dermal fillers are Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Sculptra and Radiesse.
Could Dermal Fillers Be For You?
Our clinicians are more than happy to meet with you, or talk on the phone, to assess your situation. All free of charge.
We will talk together about any concerns you have about your skin, what you want to achieve and then find the right treatment for you.
Our clinicians have performed thousands of dermal filler injections and are not only highly skilled, but also have all required accreditations and certifications.
We love helping our clients to achieve the look they want and to achieve a happier life.
Dermal filler injections have become a very popular cosmetic treatment in the UK, with hundreds of thousands of procedures carried out each year in the UK.
Dermal filler injections are one of the most extensively studied medical aesthetic treatments and are approved for cosmetic use in almost 100 countries, and it has been evaluated in more than 300 peer-reviewed articles in scientific and medical journals.