If you are looking for a safe, quick and cost-effective process for doing away with facial wrinkles, folds and contour lines without the discomfort of surgery, then a dermal filler treatment may just be the best for you.
Dermal fillers are injected into your skin, accentuating your natural appearance, enhancing your skin texture and quality, achieving a fresher more youthful look; smoothing out wrinkles, lines, folds and sunken cheeks. Painless to inject, dermal fillers have consistent and predictable results, feel natural under the skin, take little time to inject, exert no downtime on the patient and have a low risk of complications. In fact the process is so comfortable and quick to professionally administer a term ‘lunch-time procedures’ has been coined to indicate the ease of use of this globally popular facial enhancement process now the fastest growing segment of cosmetic surgery.
Dermal fillers are most commonly used for lip enhancement (volume and contouring) diminishing wrinkles and aging lines of the face such as nose to mouth lines, so called ‘sad mouth corners’, ‘crow’s feet’ aside the eyes and frown lines or forehead wrinkles. The fillers may also be used for filling aging-related facial hollows and ‘orbital troughs’ (under and around the eyes) as well as increasing cheek volume and contouring of the chin, forehead and nose.
While the natural process of aging can’t be reversed, dermal fillers can enhance an otherwise perfectly healthy, beautiful skin minus the wrinkles, lines and loss of volume which occur naturally to both women and men after the age of thirty five.
The most frequently used dermal filler is Restylane (1996) the trade name for a range of non-animal sourced hyaluronic acid injectable fillers; approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for cosmetic injection into sub dermal facial tissues and reportedly, has been used in over 11 million treatments worldwide (2010). Restylane, Perlane, Juvederm and Prevelle Silk are all trade name dermal fillers, made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in humans essential to plump and youthful-looking skin.
Before Restylane, dermal fillers were made of animal products such as bovine collagen (derived from cows), silicone (sometimes toxic), or body fat (a live and sometimes unpredictable substance). Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers are a better option because the body already produces the chemical naturally, hardly ever causes an allergic reaction, and gives a smoother, more natural appearance.