What are they?
Dermal fillers are known by various brand names depending on the manufacturer.
They consist of synthesised hyaluronic acid, which is supported in the collagen skin matrix.
It is slowly absorbed over time, as the molecules mimic natural compounds found within the collagen in the skin.
Collagen gives your skin ‘bounce’ and over time the collagen in skin reduces, causing volume loss.
How do dermal fillers work?
The hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin to add volume and creates a more youthful appearance.
Areas commonly injected into the mid face area:
Most hyaluronic acid dermal fillers of all the ranges usually last 6-12 months.
They are all fully biodegradable and will break down gradually over time. As the absorption times differ with individuals.
Dermal fillers can also be used to enhance your beauty and can help eliminate scars, it’s not just for loss of volume.
As with all treatments, it’s important to discuss in consultation with your aesthetic practitioner if you are taking any medications that could cause bruising or any contraindications to treatment.