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Fillers

Where did those facial folds and wrinkles come from?

We all know time can take its toll on our skin.

Facial Rejuvenation With Fillers

Where did those facial folds and wrinkles come from?

Repeated expressions can cause wrinkles. Initially, these wrinkles will only be seen when the muscles contract when you smile or frown and are referred to as dynamic wrinkles. As time goes by your skin gets progressively creased so that they can even be seen when your face is at rest. These are referred to as static wrinkles. As you age, your skin also loses volume and elasticity. In addition, there may be a depletion of fat around the eyes, cheeks and forehead. This process occurs because natural substances such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that provide the skin with structure and volume decrease with age. This, together with environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress contribute to the creation of wrinkles and folds. Individuals differ but generally facial ageing over the years becomes evident in many areas on the face.

HOW DO FILLERS SMOOTH OUT WRINKLES?

You may be familiar with injections such as botulin that treat dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the muscles responsible for wrinkles causing facial expressions. A filler is a different type of treatment. A dermal filler comes as a smooth injectable gel that is placed under the skin's surface to literally ' fill in ' or ' plump up ' static facial wrinkles and folds that are present at rest, creating a natural and more refreshed facial appearance. There are different types of fillers available depending on what areas of the face is being treated. Our Doctor can advise you which one will be suitable for you.

Lip Rejuvanetion And Enhancement

How do Lips Chaneg with Age?

Natural substances such as collage, elastin and hyaluronic acid that provide the skin with structure and volume decrease with age. This together with environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress, all contribute to how our skin ages. The lips are particularly vulnerable as they have an extremely thin outer layer, which becomes progressively thinner as the body ages. Over time the corners of the mouth can begin to droop ( mouth frown), the v-shaped area of the upper lip known as the Cupids Bow begins to flatten out and lips lose their fullness. Vertical lip lines that can cause lipstick bleed may also begin to appear.

HOW ARE FILLERS USED IN MY LIPS?

Fillers can be used for either lip rejuvenation or enhancement. It can be used to add volume to your lips, to improve border definition of the upper and/ or lower lip and to create a stronger Cupids Bow. Fillers can also be used for lip enhancement to ad volume and improve lip definition in younger lips. For rejuvenation, the vertical lines around your lips may also be treated. This gives a more youthful appearance and will also help prevent lipstick bleeding. ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS.

WHAT ARE FILLERS MADE FROM?

A filler is a smooth injectable gel that is made from a natural complex sugar called hyaluronic acid (HA). Found within the tissues of living cells including human skin, HA assists in skin hydration by attracting and holding water. It also combines with collagen and elastin to help provide skin structure and elasticity.

The HA in our fillers are not derived from animals.

WHEN WILL I SEE RESULTS AND HOW LONG WILL THEY LAST?

Fillers give instant results and the majority of people resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. Fillers can last up to one year, however lifestyle factors can vary the results from person to person.

WHAT SHOULD I SHOULD EXPECT FROM MY PROCEDURE?

Treatment with fillers is a non-surgical procedure. It is administered through injections by our doctors. A short time before the procedure we apply a topical anaesthetic cream on the areas to be treated. Although the procedure may feel slightly uncomfortable, this varies from person to person. Our fillers also contain an anaesthetic called lidocaine, which has shown to increase patient comfort. The procedure may take between 15 minutes and half an hour depending on the areas to be treated.

ARE THERE ANY POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?

HA dermal fillers have been clinically studied for many years and clinical trials show that fillers are well tolerated. There may be site redness, pain, firmness , swelling, lumps, bumps ,bruising, itching or discolouration. These effects are generally temporary and should resolve within a few days. Because the HA in our fillers is naturally present in the skin and not derived from animals there is no need to have an allergy test before treatment.