Dermal Fillers in London

With much deeper folds we prefer using facial fillers that lift out the folds, restoring facial volume and skin radiance.

women modelling youthful skin

What are Dermal Fillers?

As we get older our facial bones tend to lose mineral and our muscles and fatty tissue deposits around the face tend to lose volume. This can cause the skin to sag, hollow or make the face look depressed.

Take an apple for instance; once it loses volume it has wrinkly skin and does not look fresh.

Example of how Apples wrinkle as they continue to age

Dermal fillers are usually made from long polysaccharide molecules of Hyaluronic acid. The molecules are cross-linked for stability and longevity. The molecules are good at attracting and holding onto water as well as helping surrounding cells regenerate.

The Hyaluronic acid is presented as a syringeable gel that can be injected below the facial skin to lift up folds and deep wrinkles. Repeated injections can also help stimulate local cellular regeneration.

Hyaluronic acid used in treatment

The lifting of the folded skin can make you look instantly younger and with better facial volume. You can redefine lips, enhance your pout, enhance chin and cheek areas and even redefine the jaw line.

client going through dermal filler procedure

How Long do Dermal Fillers Last?

In general fillers may need topping up after 12-18 months, depending on the site of injection as well as the amount of filler injected. Well known brands are Restylane and Juvéderm.

Restylane is water based and as some of the water will be lost then the practitioner must inject more filler at the beginning. This can be a little noticeable and disconcerting at first.

Juvéderm is not water based and so one can inject just the right amount of volume that is needed for an immediately acceptable lift.