Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid which is one of the main constituents of the skin. Hyaluronic acid is not only responsible for skin hydration but can hold up to 1000 times its weight with water which helps it maintain skin smoothness and volume. As we age the amount of hyaluronic acid in our skin decreases leading to loss of skin volume.
Dermal filler injection contain stabilized hyaluronic acid which help restore volume and lift the skin to smooth away and soften the appearance of facial lines. St Marks’s Dental, we use non-animal based dermal fillers.
Dermal fillers are used most commonly to smooth nose to mouth lines and to enhance the lips, but can be used to treat most lines and wrinkles. Hyaluronic acid is a natural product and will, through time be completely broken down. Treatment of facial lines generally show improvement for 9-12 months
The Dermal Filler we use is made from stabilised Hyaluronic acid. As we age our levels of hyaluronic acid deplete and the skin begins to lose volume, fold and sag Main role of fillers is to absorb water ensuing that the volume and structure of the skin is maintained.
Fillers can be used in many parts of the face to help soften lines, add volume and restore hydration to the skin.
Areas that can be treated at include:
- Lips (to enhance, define and volumise)
- Perioral lines (around mouth)
- Nasiolabial lines (between nose and lips)
- Marionette lines (under mouth)