Dermal fillers are commonly known as filler, collagen injections, and hyaluronic acid injections. Dermal fillers help to restore our skin and facial contours to their former youthful appearance, or enhance/ plump particular areas to be more aesthetically pleasing. This treatment is often used in the lips, cheeks, chin, nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), ageing hands, and in some cases, it can be used to contour the face and fill deep scars. Dermal fillers have many applications, so it’s important to learn about what they can treat.
At Karidis, we use Juvéderm® VOLUMA, an advanced, cohesive, 3D hyaluronic acid matrix dermal filler, manufactured by Allergan. This is a semi-permanent volumising gel which is completely broken down within the skin over a period of months, eventually leaving no trace of the filler. It can be used for re-contouring and restoring the face in the case of age-related volume loss. Mr Karidis does not condone using permanent fillers. If you would like to talk to us about dermal fillers, call our London clinic today.
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Dermal Filler FAQs
Injectable fillers can instantly soften telltale ageing lines or improve your looks by enhancing your natural features, such as your cheeks or lips. They also restore volume, improve skin elasticity, and smooth niggling lines and imperfections.
Injectable fillers are usually a crystal-clear gel produced biotechnologically using stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid and water. The hyaluronic acid is a tissue-friendly substance closely resembling the hyaluronic acid that occurs naturally in skin and the body.
By replenishing nature’s supply of hyaluronic acid, these revitalize and plump up the skin, instantly diminishing the appearance of lines and giving a softer look.
Injectable fillers can be used virtually anywhere on the body, from smoothing out facial lines, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, as well as used in the cheeks and chin. It is a subtle approach to enhancing looks naturally. The most common areas treated are: from the nose to the angle of the mouth (the nasolabial folds) lips (enhancement) cheeks and chin (shaping) back of the hands, décolletage, face (skin rejuvenation) between the eyebrows (the glabellar lines).
This depends on how much and what type of product you will require. Of course, once you have been examined and assessed during your pre-treatment consultation, we will be able to discuss the cost of the treatment with you.
One of the great advantages of the various hyaluronic acid fillers is that the effects are long-lasting but not permanent. This is good because the face and body are not static either and change with time. It is usually not a good idea to inject a long-acting or permanent filler into a part of the body or face that undergoes some change over time.
Longevity of the products varies from individual to individual however as rough guidelines the following apply:
Facial lines and facial shaping: follow-up treatment or top-up is usually needed after approximately 6 months. However after 2 or 3 treatments have been administered, the time interval between injections can increase to 12 or 18 months as some collagen build up starts to occur which in itself fills the area.
Lip enhancement: follow-up treatment is normally needed in about 6 months.
Skin rejuvenation and deep hydration: after the initial intense treatment of 3 treatment sessions every 2 – 3 weeks, follow-up sessions are normally recommended around every 6 months. Duration depends on many factors, such as skin type, lifestyle, age, the degree of perfection demanded by the patient and the injection technique of the practitioner.