WHAT IT IS
Hyaluronic acid is integral membrane proteins synthesised by our own body involved in tissue repair and helps bind with water to protect our skin and joints. However, as we age, the production of hyaluronic acid decreases, resulting in a loss of volume in the skin. To correct this problem, Fillers are injected into the skin to give hydration and add volume to these depleted areas that need definition.
WHAT IT DOES
CONTOUR — Gives volume to specific areas of the face, such as cheek bones, nasolabial folds, nose and tear trough or even below
the eyes to reduce the sign of eye bags. It can also be used to sculpt the face and give volume to thin lips, adding more shape and definition to these facial features.
HOW IT WORKS
There are many types of dermal fillers. To name a few which are most commonly used are the following:
Hyaluronic Acid — Improves skin contours and reduces depressions in the skin due to scars, injury or lines.
Polylactic Acid — A synthetic dermal filler that is injected through the skin causing the body’s own production of the skin thus it is
referred to as a stimulator.
Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres (PMMA) — A semi-permanent filler most often used to treat medium to deep wrinkles, folds and furrows, particularly nasolabial folds, pitted scars and to augment thin lips.
• Sculpting and defining facial features
• Fine lines and wrinkles specifically laugh lines, frown lines and crow’s feet
• Gives volume to the skin
• Smoothens the skin
• Hydrates the skin
• Reduces the appearance of acne scars
• Gives volume to the lips
• Therapeutic Phase: Once a year
• Maintenance Phase: A touch-up might be required once a year
Mild redness, swelling and/or bruising at the injection site and surrounding area for up to 5 days, which should resolve spontaneously.