Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers Townsville for WOMEN and MEN

As time passes the face loses volume and changes shape. Typically a child or young adult will have full face with the cheek area or mid face being broader than the lower face.

As we age, usually beginning in the thirties, we begin to lose volume in the cheek area. This causes flatness and a tired look. As this volume loss progresses there is loss of support for the lower face which exacerbates nasolabial lines (folds between the outer lower nose and the outer lip).

In addition, volume loss between the corners of the mouth and jaw leads to marionette lines and jowls. Volume loss also occurs in the temples, around the eyes and lips. All of these factors contribute to increased heaviness in the lower face and a more square shape as we age.

Loss of volume can also cause finer wrinkles in the facial skin generally. This has been likened to the look of a partially deflated balloon.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal Fillers are injectable substances that can be used to address these issues.

There are a variety of Dermal Fillers available. By far the most common type of filler is comprised of synthetic hyaluronic acid.

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance found in the body and is responsible for helping the skin remain hydrated and plump. The reason that hyaluronic acid fillers are the most popular is due to their natural look and feel as well as their excellent safety profile.

Hyaluronic acid fillers are temporary and, if necessary, can be dissolved away. Other fillers often last longer but have a much greater risk of side-effects and complications.

Hyaluronic acid fillers come in a variety of brands. Each brand has a range of products. These products vary in thickness or consistency between very soft and thick.

Generally thicker products last longer but they have to be injected deeper into the skin and are only suitable for replacing lost volume rather than treating fine lines. Finer fillers are injected closer to the surface and are generally used for filling surface lines and wrinkles.

Treatment with Dermal Fillers sometimes does take more than one session to get the best results. The first treatment lays the foundation for the subsequent treatments. The best long term results are usually achieved by regular sessions of smaller amounts of filler. This way the impact of the treatment is lessened, the cost becomes more manageable and adjustments can be made.