As you age, your body produces less collagen. Collagen is a naturally occurring substance that acts as a framework for your skin. As a result, the skin gets thinner and begins to sag. Simultaneously, the face loses volume due to the decrease in facial fat and resorption of the underlying bone.
Dermal fillers are injectable anti-aging treatments that are used to treat fine lines, deep folds and volume loss in the face. The treatment helps to reshape the contours of the face, re-define features such as lips, rehydrate the skin and smooth out wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are made of a variety of substances, however the most popular and safest are made of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin that is able to hold water and acts as a cushion-like sponge. This in turn hydrates the skin and acts like a lubricant to reduce damage to the skin, resulting in a youthful, supple and elastic appearance.
At Aesthetic Options, only the most trusted filler brands are used and the specific type is chosen according to the treatment indication by your attending doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers work by injecting a gel-like substance into the skin, which adds volume to the area and smooths out wrinkles and lines. The filler material stimulates the production of collagen, which helps to maintain the volume and smoothness of the treated area over time.
What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can be used to treat a variety of areas, including the lips, cheeks, under-eye area, nose, chin, ear lobes and hands. They can also be used to correct scarring and add volume to areas of the face that have lost volume due to the aging process.
Is the treatment painful?
The treatment involves using small needles to inject the filler material into the skin, so some discomfort can be expected. However, most dermal fillers contain lidocaine, which is a local anaesthetic that helps to reduce pain and discomfort during the procedure.
How long does the results last?
The length of time that the results of dermal filler treatment last will depend on the type of filler used and the area treated. Typically, results can last anywhere from six months to two years.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal fillers are generally considered safe when injected by a trained and qualified professional. However, as with any medical treatment, there are some risks associated with the procedure, such as allergic reactions, infection, and migration of the filler material. It is important to choose a reputable provider and to discuss any concerns with them before undergoing treatment.
What is the recovery time after treatment?
The recovery time after treatment with dermal fillers is minimal, and most people are able to resume their normal activities immediately following the procedure. Some redness, swelling, and bruising may occur at the injection site, but these typically resolve within a few days.