Hyaluronic acid or HA is naturally found in the majority of cells in the body with the highest concentration in the skin tissue. It is found in the deep dermal layers of skin along with the top epidermal layer and forms the smooth and elastic properties of young skin. HA is often referred to as the body’s internal moisturizer because it can bind up to 1000 times its weight in water. The skin’s ability to produce HA decreases with age.
Cosmetic dermal fillers are made of Hyaluronic acid. They are safe, natural and tissue friendly. They are used to restore volume and fullness to the skin where wrinkles have formed as a result of ageing.
Dermal fillers come in different preparations meaning that they can be tailored to rejuvenate multiple areas to restore deep volume or provide subtle enhancements. *
- Smile lines or Nasolabial lines. These vertical lines run down from the end of the nose to the corners of the mouth
- Marionette Lines. These run vertical below the corners of the mouth. They tend to give the appearance of a downturned mouth
- Vertical Lip lines. Wrinkles above and around the lips can appear over time due to natural lip muscle movement. Although other factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking, and stress can accelerate this process
- Lip Enhancement
- Cheekbone Enhancement
- Facial Contouring
The procedure takes approximately 30-45 minutes. A fine needle syringe is used to inject the fillers into the desired area and the results are visible instantly. It is a simple and pain-free procedure as the fillers are constituted with local anaesthetic. Recovery time is minimal; however slight redness or bruising may occur.