All skin contains hyaluronic acid, otherwise known as HA, which has the important function of hydrating your skin. When you are younger, your skin contains more HA which provides a young, healthy look. As you age, you begin to lose HA and wrinkles and creases begin to form, like those around the eyes, mouth and nose.
Dermal fillers are body-friendly substances that can treat large or deep wrinkles, creases, jowls, folds, loss of youthful contours, hollows, or acne scars. Dermal fillers can be effective for lip enhancement and chin shaping, and as well as the reversal of age-related skin changes.
There are several different types of dermal fillers. Each has its own unique indication and effect depending on the area to be treated. Our doctors will assess your facial needs and personal expectations and recommend the appropriate product. Each dermal filler that is used will last a different amount of time. This depends on the specific product and the location that it is placed. Certain areas metabolize a filler faster or slower than others. The pros and cons of each as well as the expected duration will be discussed during your consultation.
The recovery period is minimal, and any slight redness, swelling or discomfort at the injection site usually disappears within a few days. Results usually last between six to twelve months. These results, while long-lasting, are not permanent.
Dermal fillers can be used to decrease the appearances of wrinkles and fine lines without having a “surgical” procedure.