What is it?
As we age and collagen levels begin to drop and skin loses plumpness, millions of people worldwide look to dermal fillers as a way to restore their youthful look. Dermal fillers are made up of synthesized hyaluronic acid, a substance the body naturally produces in order to retain healthy moisture levels. Dermal fillers are injected under the skin in targeted areas in order to alter shape, add plumpness, volume, and mimic collagen. Patients are able to treat scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, and recontour targeted areas of the face like the jawline, cheekbones and tear troughs.
HOW IT WORKS
Dermal fillers use hyaluronic acid, a sugar molecule found naturally in the body and almost all living organisms. This gel binds water and acts like a lubricant in movable parts of the body (like joints) to retain moisture and absorb shock, as well as being the skin’s water regulator. When synthesized hyaluronic acid is injected in the skin, it hydrates the skin and adds volume to smooth the appearance of scars, wrinkles and fine lines. It can also be used to treat imperfections like chin dimples, asymmetry, sunken under eyes and crooked or uneven lip volume.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Before treatment, your practitioner will review what was discussed during the consultation appointment and begin by mapping your face and marking the targeted areas. For those concerned about discomfort, ice or a numbing agent will be applied to the targeted areas. Your practitioner will then use a micro-needle to inject the dermal filler into the skin using the volume necessary. You will be allowed to look in the mirror and see progress so we can continue tweaking until we have reached your desired look. Following your treatment, ice and pressure will be applied to soothe the treated area, numb tenderness and ease swelling.