Dermal fillers are non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to bring a more youthful appearance by restoring volume or fullness to the face and lips. Skin loses collagen and fat as it ages and because of other factors such as sun-damage, smoking, poor diet, pollution etc making it look wrinkly and saggy. Dermal Fillers contain Hyaluronic acid in a very purified form that we naturally loose with aging.
Put simply, dermal fillers are used to restore that lost volume in the face by plumping out lines, wrinkles and folds. The hyaluronic acid filler is injected in the folds after numbing the skin with a local anesthetic cream. Areas that can be treated include the laughter folds, the glabellar (deep frown) lines, smokers lines ( area above the upper lip), marionette lines, to build volume in cheeks, chin, lips ( body of lips, lipline, philtrum , cupids bow) nose, to augment jawline and to correct the hollowness around the eye area.
These injections are slightly uncomfortable but should not be very painful when used with the numbing cream. The effects of the fillers last 6-12 months and like wrinkle softening injections may require repeating and layering to help maintain younger looking skin.