What are they and how do they work?
During our natural ageing process our skin loses its underlying supportive structure as well as its soft and firm appearance. This is due to breakdown of collagen and loss of hydration under the skin.
The loss of hydration is a direct result of hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance found in the body. Each molecule of hyaluronic acid has the capability of holding 1000 times its weight in water which makes it a suitable product for hydrating our skin. As we age the natural production of hyaluronic acid diminishes reducing the ability to hold moisture which is required to hydrate the skin.
Dermal fillers containing hyaluronic acid are injected under the skin to try to compensate for the ones which have been lost through the ageing process. This gel-like substance mimics natural hyaluronic acid, drawing in water to restore lost volume. This cosmetically enhances the features of the face creating a more youthful look. Dermal fillers are also ideal for softening deep lines.
What areas are best treated by dermal fillers?
Eyes; Tear Trough Treatment to minimise dark circles and Crows Area
Lips; enhance lips
Cheeks; plumping and contouring cheeks
Nose; changing the shape of the nose to a much more desirable one
Marionette lines; creases that runs from the corners of the mouth downwards towards the chin
Nasolabial folds; these are lines that run from the nose to mouth
Jaw and Chin contouring
We have a range of dermal fillers to choose from. The filler used to carry out the treatment depends on the area being treated as they vary in viscosity and application. This is discussed during the initial consultation and the best product for the treatment required is selected.
Brands of dermal filler available at Beauty Behind Lines:
At our clinics we only use well established and FDA approved brands of dermal filler such as;
- Juverderm - different types with varying viscosities
Who can't have this treatment?
Pregnant or breast feeding women
Anyone allergic to Hyaluronic acid
Dermal fillers cannot be used at sites where there is any sort of inflammation or active skin disease