Juvederm Dermal Fillers
This treatment restores volume, fills and smooths fine/moderate lines around the lips and between the nose and corner of the mouth.
A dermal filler procedure helps to smooth and flatten deep creases in the skin, these deep lines are called static lines which are present all the time. As we get older our skin loses its natural elasticity and unfortunately the process is accelerated by exposure to the sun, by smoking and also by a poor diet.
Areas which may be treated by fillers include the cheeks,lips and around the face and nose area. Facial filler treatments are very safe and effective and create a more youthful appearance. The treatment will benefit anyone who is either unhappy with the appearance of lines on their skin or anyone who just wishes to enhance their looks. It will reduce and gently soften wrinkles around the mouth and nose (naso-labial area) and can help create fuller, more luscious lips and give your face a more supple, toned look.
The range of dermal fillers used consist of hyaluronic acid which is a substance which naturally exists in the body. The most common areas treated are:
- Nose to mouth lines, naso-labial folds adds volume
- Lips marionettes, commisures adds volume, defines shape
The filler is carefully injected under the skin using various techniques to add volume, flatten skin creases, making lines less noticeable.
Lip enhancements-fillers are used especially for the lips. These contain lidocaine (local anaesthetic) which helps make the procedure more comfortable. The filler can be injected into the lip itself to enhance volume, can give a pout, which gives a fuller, luscious appearance, and along the vermilion border for more definition of shape.
Using hyaluronic acid fillers are safe and effective. Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in most living organisms. It binds water and acts as a lubricant, and transports nutrients and regulates water balance in the skin. The result of a single treatment may be seen instantly and may last approx 6-12 months. These injections give a natural looking result which does not affect your facial expression.
Is the treatment safe?
As the dermal filler resembles the body's own hyaluronic acid, this reduces the risk of an allergic reaction. Fillers have been used successfully for many years, though potential side effects may occur such as bruising or swelling; these are only temporary.