Dermal fillers are a non-surgical treatment used to rejuvenate the face by erasing fine lines and giving your skin a much-needed hydration boost.
As we age, we start to lose volume in certain areas of the face which can make us look tired and sunken. This is caused by the body’s decreased ability to produce collagen and elastin. Unlike wrinkles which require muscle relaxants to soften them, facial volume and folds require a dermal filler to help re-volumise and hydrate the area.
At DermaGlo, we use the highest quality of dermal fillers – Restylane, Juvederm & Teosyal – made from hyaluronic gel – a natural sugar already present in the human body. Dermal fillers are an affordable way to replicate the function of this naturally occurring substance and can restore fullness and volume in numerous facial areas.
There are four factors that contribute to facial ageing including skin, volume, muscle and bone. Dermal fillers can be used to re-volumise many facial regions, and different products are used depending on the desired effects.
Areas such as the lips require a softer product that ensures the results are subtle and natural. However, in areas that need structural reinforcement – such as the lateral cheek and jaw – denser filler is used.
Dermal fillers are most effective when combined with anti-wrinkle injections to aid in the prevention of wrinkles and volume loss, as well as the reduction of the visible signs of ageing.
Over time the cheek fat pad or ‘malar fat pad’ starts to drop as a result of volume loss. This can have a considerable effect on other areas of your face and dermal fillers help to define your cheekbone and fill in areas as volume diminishes.
These folds start at the sides of the nose and run down to the corners of the mouth. As your cheek descends it can exaggerate these lines creating deeper folds. Dermal fillers support this area and re harmonise the mid face.
The chin can appear too small or hidden in the lower region of the face. In some cases, especially men, dermal fillers can add definition and a more masculine square jaw.
Corners of Mouth
This area can become more apparent and begin to turn down as a result of pressure from the mid face and the constant pull of a muscle known as the Depressor Anguli Oris. This can make the face look sad and aged.
There are many attributes that make lips appealing including the border, volume, balance and symmetry. Dermal fillers can both enhance a younger lip and volumise the ageing lip.
Jowls or sagging of the lower face is caused by a loss of collagen and elastin creating an ageing effect. Fillers in this area help to re-create a jawline and restore facial harmony.