As we age, bone, muscle and fat mass deteriorates causing the face to lose volume. This is a perfectly normal part of the ageing process, but can be unwelcome. Dermal fillers help to temporarily restore the areas affected by loss of volume. Most dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid which is naturally present in your skin. Hyaluronic acid has replaced older collagen based products as it has a shorter period of recovery, better results and considerably fewer adverse reactions.
What is dermal filler?
Dermal filler is a gel-like substance that are injected beneath the skin to smooth line, to restore lost volume, to soften the creases and enhance facial contour.It is an effective anti-aging method. It produces natural looking results in a very short period of time and no down time for this treatment.
How it works?
By using dermal fillers, it can produce volumetric lifting and facial sculpting for facial contouring and to enhance features.
It can improve hydration,elasticity and skin tone. It also can help to restore the lost volume of our face to provide younger and more contoured look.
How does the hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers work?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in the body found in the soft connective tissues. It keeps the skin and tissues hydrated and firm. This substance has been isolated by scientists and processed into a gel formulation. When this gel is injected, it acts like a cushion to provide support to facial structures and tissues that may have lost volume or elasticity due to aging. Hyaluronic acid binds water molecules and therefore encourages these water molecules to be brought to the skin’s surface keeping it hydrated, supple and looking fresh.
Are dermal filler injections safe?
When the procedure is performed by a trained doctors, injections of dermal fillers is a safe treatment. The dermal fillers that are used at Cleo Clinic are all based on the substance hyaluronic acid and have been shown to be safe and effective when compared to collagen skin implants and related products to fill in wrinkles, lines and folds in the skin on the face.
What to expect during treatment?
You will have pre-treatment consultation with our doctors. They will evaluate your area of concern and discuss the options to achieve your goals.
Firstly, the area to be treated is cleaned. Then your doctor will inject the filler under your skin using a fine needle. This will treat facial lines and wrinkles or add volume to make you look younger and more refreshing.
Depending on the products and areas treated, you should be able to notice immediate results after filler injections. Some patients might experience mild bruising and swelling after treatment, but these are temporary and can be covered by makeup easily.
How long can I expect the results of the dermal fillers to last?
Its effect, once the optimal location and pattern of cosmetic use is established, results is dependant on each individual.