Dermal fillers are used to treat fine lines, deeper skin folds and to restore areas of lost volume to the face. Not only do they restore the natural contours of the face, but they hydrate and stimulate new collagen formation.
Dermal fillers are made of a hyaluronic acid (HA) is a naturally occurring polysaccharide (carbohydrate) normally found in the human body. Hyaluronic acid is present in large amounts in the spaces between skin cells, where it provides moisture, plumpness, firmness, and suppleness to the skin.
A new generation non HA filler polycaprolactone is longer lasting and treats volume loss as well as acts a powerful collagen stimulator.
Typical Dermal Filler treatments and areas include:
- tear troughs
- sad mouth corners
- nasolabial lines
- marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth to the jawline)
- lip enhancement
- hollows under the eyes
- softening early jowls
- brows and forehead
- jawline enhancement
- backs of hands
- non surgical nose job
- hollow temples
- acne scars
Will I look fake or puffy after dermal fillers?
Not at all! Well placed fillers should be invisible. Fillers should simply help you look refreshed with your natural good features enhanced. Fillers help you become the best version of you, so yourself!
Dr Debbie has an artistic eye and is able to very beautifully and subtly sculpt your features using dermal fillers . She is able to see what is needed without in any way changing a patients natural features. A conservative approach is best and often she does filler treatments in several stages, to get continuous, subtle but significant changes over time.
Can dermal fillers be reversed?
Some fillers are reversible, but not all of them. HA (hyaluronic acid) based fillers – such as Juvederm, Teosyal, and Restylane can easily be reversed using an enzyme. Non HA fillers like Ellanse can be reversed or reduced but with different techniques.
HA fillers can be dissolved quickly and simply by injecting an enzyme known as Hyalase. Once injected starts working in about 5-10 minutes, and has usually completed dissolving the filler in about 48 hours. It can be used to fix a result that’s ‘not quite right’, or to dissolve filler complications such as lumps or nodules.