Dermal Fillers or “hyaluronic acid” — is found naturally in your skin and other tissues and plays an important role in giving volume to the skin, shape to the eyes and elasticity to the joints. The resilience and youthful contours of your skin owe much to hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid has a chemical structure similar in some ways to sugar, and is identical in all species and in all tissue types.
Dermal Fillers can be used to smooth wrinkles and folds and give lips a fuller look.
The benefits of Dermal Filler treatments are typically noticeable for four-eight months. More frequently used areas, such as lips, tend to require touch-up treatments after about four months. Areas that are less frequently used may only require additional treatments after eight months to maintain the effects. Usually additional treatments require smaller amounts of product than used during your first treatment.
Common Uses for Dermal Fillers include:
- Correcting folds and wrinkles of the face
- Acne scars
- Melolabial folds (between the nose, mouth and cheeks)
- Horizontal lines (upper forehead)
- Depressed corners of the mouth ( “marionette lines”)
- Lip enhancement
One treatment session takes approximately 30-45 minutes. The needles used for Dermal Fillers are very fine. To make treatments easier occasionally people use a topical or local anesthetic to decrease the sensation felt during the treatment. The results can be seen immediately and no scars or other marks are left on the face. Redness may last one-two days following the treatment, occasionally longer in some patients. Swelling in the lips can last for up to one week.