Dermal fillers are injected into the skin in order to smooth it out and to reduce wrinkles and other imperfections. Dermal fillers can be used to make lips and cheeks look fuller and help decrease the appearance of scarring.
Dermal fillers replace the collagen that has been lost slowly over time and help you look fresher again.
The material used as a filler can vary, some fillers use natural substances and others are comprised of synthetic materials. the most popular type of dermal filler is made up of hyaluronic acid.
As with Wrinkle Reducing Injections, a treatment plan will be developed during your aesthetic consultation, you may combine both Wrinkle Reducing Injections and Dermal fillers into your treatment plan.
The procedure is quick and relatively pain free, in some cases local anesthetic is used to numb the area, the procedure usually takes 30 to 45 minutes, it is advisable to avoid applying direct pressure to the site for several hours after the procedure.
How Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal fillers are designed to instantly add volume to the dermis layer of the skin.
What is the dermis layer?
The dermis layer lies between the surface layer of the skin (epidermis) and the fatty layer beneath (hypodermis). It holds blood vessels, sweat glands, hair follicles and everything else the skin needs to function.
All this is held together by a rough connective tissue comprising of two protiens.
Elastin - for skin's elasticity
Collagen - for skin's firmness.
As we grow older, collagen and elastin production depletes, signicantly causing skin to lose it's firmness. dermal fillers work by replacing these protiens and allowing dips and wrinkles to visibily rise with rejuvenated plumpness.