Volumising Dermal Fillers
These are the lines that run from our nose to the corners of the mouth and are the most popular area to be treated with dermal fillers. They can vary in depth, even from one side of the face to the other. This will often depend on which side of your face you usually sleep.
By filling these folds we can greatly lift these furrows giving a more youthful and less tired look. (See gallery)
Marionette or smile lines start at the corners of our mouth and can track into the chin area.
These lines can make even the most positive, happy person look annoyed or sad when the face is relaxed.
By plumping out these lines with fillers, a more cheerful expression is achieved
Dermal fillers are a safe, non-invasive and non-permanent way of reducing the effects of volume loss that occurs as a result of ageing, gravity and sleeping position.
Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the main component of dermal fillers.
It is biocompatable and non-allergenic.
HA is naturally found in our skin plumping it up by binding with water and locking in moisture.
As we get older the HA in our skin naturally depletes resulting in sagging of our cheeks, causing fine lines, deep folds and under eye circles.
By using HA, this volume can be replaced into the problem areas giving immediate results by softening these lines and folds.
HA is bio-degradable and gradually broken down and metabolised by the body, so results are not permanent, however they will usually last 9 to 12 months.
Other areas that may benefit from some additional volume are the Cheeks.
Often as we age we start to see lines forming in the lower face such as nasolabial folds and marionettes (above) due to loss of tissue and also bone density in the mid face, leading to the dropping of the tissues
Increasing the volume in the cheekbone area will reduce eye bags and also lift these lines in the lower face and also around the mouth.
The Chin can be filled along the line of the jawbone and this can give some lift to the neck and also bring the profile of the face into better alignment.
Hands can often be a sign of ageing. These can have small amount of filler to give them back a more youthful look.
Some people have very thin lips naturally but even once full lips lose their youthful plumpness with time.
There are a few different lip treatments that can be used to treat and enhance problem areas.
The Vermillion border is what defines the outline and shape of our lips. This can be enhanced with a very small amount of a thin filler. This also helps bleeding of lipstick into fine lines around the lips.
Lip augmentation is increasing the volume of the fleshy part of the lips, regaining the youthful fullness.
The Cupids bow is where the upper lip forms a 'V' in the centre. This 'V' can be lifted slightly by slightly filling the Philtral columns which are the vertical lines that run from the nose to the upper lip