How much do you know about dermal fillers? The chances are you’ve seen them popularised by the Kardashians and other celebrities, but do you know what they’re made of and the areas they treat? They’re a fairly diverse treatment, with many treatment areas outside of the very popular lips! Without further ado, here’s your complete guide to dermal fillers.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are an injectable treatment used to add volume to areas of the face. They add contour, structure, and enhance key areas to refresh ageing skin. Dermal fillers are made from a substance that closely resembles hyaluronic acid, a natural compound that our own cells produce. Hyaluronic acid is essential for skin hydration, laxity, and plumpness, so reinstating it to loosening and sagging areas achieves a more youthful appearance.
What areas are dermal fillers used for?
Dermal fillers are incredibly versatile, so you might be surprised as to what they can be used for. For example, most people are very familiar with them being used to treat the lips and cheeks, which they do very effectively. But there’s much more to them than meets the eye…
Nose-to-mouth lines are a common treatment area for dermal fillers. Also known as nasolabial lines, they separate the cheeks for the upper lip to create a sort of pursed, folded appearance. Much the same as marionette lines, which are the lines that form from the corner of the lips and fall towards the chin. These unwanted folds occur because the skin has lost volume, allowing it to collapse against itself and sag. Replenishing lost volume here allows the client to rejuvenate the lower face safely and effectively.
Cheek volume and cheekbone enhancement are also very effectively treated with dermal fillers. By adding definition, we can either create fuller cheeks or enhance the bone structure present. Create structure, contour, and a more angular mid-face with dermal fillers for the cheeks.
Tear trough filler for tired eyes is an advanced injecting technique that rejuvenations the under-eye area and eliminates dark circles. These dark circles occur because the skin is very thin in this area, exposing muscle and blood vessels beneath that show as a purple or dark shadow. Adding dermal filler to the area puts more volume and substance between the darker membranes and the surface of the skin, allowing for a bright-eyed, less-hollow effect.
Chin filler is also an advanced treatment that is sometimes little known, yet highly effective. A weak chin has the ability to throw the rest of the face out of balance and proportion, creating a flatter platform than is needed. Adding dermal filler to the chin creates a more pronounced effect, balancing the lower face in conjunction with the mid-face. It even has the ability to lessen the appearance of ridges or over-pronunciation.
Non-surgical nose job, or the liquid rhinoplasty, evens out bumps and ridges in the nose without the client ever having to go under the knife. With precise injections of dermal filler, we create tricks of the eyes to make the nose appear more even, smoother, and even smaller through its symmetry. This treatment is far more cost-effective than a surgical nose job.
Why would someone need dermal fillers?
As we age, our skin thins and stops producing vital components that keep it plump and structured. One essential skin protein, collagen, stops being produced in our 20s and levels of such begin decreasing by our 30s. This decline doesn’t relent, and as this protein is essential to our skin’s elasticity and ability to ‘bounce back’ it begins to sag and loosen into folds. One reason why someone might consider dermal filler is to replace this lost volume, rehydrating and refreshing ageing areas of the face.
Because dermal filler is a brilliant treatment for enhancing the soft tissue of the face, so you needn’t be losing facial volume to consider treatment. If you’re seeking more defined cheeks, a fuller pout, or even a non-surgically correct nose, dermal fillers are the treatment for you.
Safe, effective, and entirely non-surgical, hereby concludes your ultimate guide to dermal fillers! If you’re considering treatment at James Willis Faces in Devon, enquire online or call 01803 864407 to book your initial consultation today.