As we age the skin loses its elasticity causing our facial expressions to develop lines and hollows. Common examples are the lines at the side of the mouth ie from the nose to the sides of the mouth. Dermal fillers are very safe injectable gels which provide hydration and structure to smooth away the appearance of lines, wrinkles and creases, and enhance facial shape. They are used to plump up and temporarily fill in these lines which have developed, and can be used alone or in combination with botulinum toxin.
Dermal Fillers are either composed of hyaluronic acid or collagen, both of which are naturally occurring in the skin. Depending on which product is chosen, the longevity of the product can be between nine and eighteen months.
There are different brands of dermal filler available and each brand typically offers different variants of their product to suit different treatments. For example, the product for lip enhancement will be different to that for fine lines around the eyes, or to that used for the backs of hands.