Dermal Fillers are injected into the skin to replace Hyalurnic Acid that has dissipated
over time. Dermal fillers differ in consistency and the type is chosen by the medical
professional based on the area/areas being treated.
Temporary injectable fillers such as bovine (cow) collagen and hyaluronic acid products are the most commonly used soft tissue augmentation products. They are used for wrinkles, and deep folds such as the nasolabial area (lines that run from nose to mouth) and the glabellar region (frown lines between the brows. They are also used for augmentation of the lips and for filling out acne scars and other types of tissue deficiencies. They are also ideal for "trying on" augmentation before undergoing a more permanent procedure.
Your skin is made of two layers, with supporting columns holding them apart. The
area in-between includes the clear-jelly like substance Hyaluronic Acid. While young,
the Hyaluronic acid is in abundance. As you grow older, the acid between these layers
diminishes, and the skin somewhat caves, causing a wrinkle along the line. The wrinkle
would be gone if you filled that area back up with the Hyaluronic Acid jelly-like
substance. That's where Dermal fillers come in.
The fillers are injected into the skin with a very thin needle. It is injected into the area, and restores the natural volumes underneath the wrinkle. The wrinkle is now lifted up and smoothed out. All of this takes about 30 minutes, leaves no marks or scars, and the results can be seen immediately. Time between injections is typically 6 to 12 months.
Worry lines that run across the forehead (forehead lines).
Crow's feet at the corner of the eyes (periorbital lines).
Frown lines that run between the eyebrows (glabellar lines).
Smoker's lines which are vertical lines on the mouth (perioral lines).
Marionette lines at the corner of the mouth (oral commissures).
Deep smile lines that run from side of the nose to corners of the mouth.
Redefining lip border.
Some facial scars.
1. No down-time: Normal activities can be resumed directly after treatment.
2. No scarring.
3. Results are immediate.
4. Costs are significantly less (more about that later).
5. You still look like you, only younger.
6. Actual skin improvement.
Recent independent studies carried out by the University of Michigan have discovered that not only does the procedure improve the appearance of the skin; the hyaluronic acid actually stimulates more collagen production. Therefore treatments over time may improve the condition of the skin.