The dermal fillers used at Aesthetix are next generation injectable gel. The natural injectable gel acts as a skin 'filler' to gently restore structure and volume to skin.
The dermal filler is used either to softly enhance your lips or to smooth out facial wrinkles and folds, providing a natural look and feel.
It is carefully injected beneath the skin's surface to 'fill in' or 'plump up' facial wrinkles and folds and provide fullness and definition to the Iips.
HOW DO LIPS CHANGE WITH AGE?
Natural substances such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that provide the skin with structure and volume decrease with age. This, together with environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress all contribute to how our skin ages. The lips in particular have an extremely thin outer layer, which becomes progressively thinner as the body ages. Over time the corners of the mouth can begin to droop (mouth frown), the v-shaped area of the upper lip known as Cupid's Bow begins to flatten out and the lips lose their youthful fullness. Vertical lip lines can also begin to appear, causing lipstick to bleed.
HOW DOES THE DERMAL FILLER ENHANCE MY LIPS?
By treating the border of the upper and/or lower lip, the lip is enhanced, contoured and defined. Lip volume can also be enhanced when the filler is used in the lip body. The results should last for at least 6 months.
HOW AND WHY DO WRINKLES FORM?
Many facial wrinkles occur when we use our muscles to form facial expressions. The wrinkles formed during facial expression are called dynamic wrinkles. When we are young our skin springs back to its initial position at rest but as we get older these wrinkles remain on the skin. The wrinkles and folds present at rest are called static wrinkles. This process occurs because natural substances such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that provide the skin with structure and volume decrease with age. This, together with environmental factors such as exposure to sunlight, smoking and stress contribute to the creation of wrinkles and folds.
DERMAL FILLERS CAN BE USED TO IMPROVE
- Acne scars
- Depressions or pockmarks in skin due to injury or disease e.g. Chicken Pox marks
- Deep "smile lines: which run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth
- "Crow's feet" at the corners of the eyes
- "Frown lines" which run between the eyebrows
- "Smoker's lines" which are vertical lines on the mouth
- "Marionette lines" at the corner
- "Worry lines" which run across the forehead
HOW DOES THE DERMAL FILLER SMOOTH OUT WRINKLES?
Unlike wrinkle-relaxing injections that treat dynamic wrinkles by relaxing the muscles that cause the wrinkle causing facial expressions, our dermal filler is placed below the skin's surface to literally 'fill in' or 'plump up' the static facial wrinkles and folds that are present at rest. The filler is used to diminish the depth of wrinkles and create a natural and more refreshed facial appearance that should last for at east 6 months.
WHAT IS THE DERMAL FILLER MADE OF?
The smooth injectable gel that is made from a natural complex sugar called Hyaluronic Acid (Hy-al-ur-onic Acid). Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is found naturally within the tissues of living cells, including human skin. HA assists in skin hydration by attracting and holding water and also combines with collagen and elastin to provide skin structure and elasticity.
The HA in our injectable gel is not derived from animals and is manufactured and purified by the manufacturer, especially for the smoothing of wrinkles and soft lip enhancement.
WHAT DOES THE PROCEDURE INVOLVE & HOW LONG DOES THE RESULT LAST?
Treatment with our injectable gel is a non-surgical procedure by which a few injections are administered by a trained medical professional. Your doctor may decide to administer a topical (cream) or local anaesthetic to help numb the area being treated. The majority of people resume their normal activities immediately after the procedure. The results you receive should last for at least 6 months.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
Because the HA in our dermal filler is naturally present within the skin and not derived from animals, there is no need for an allergy pre-test before treatment. HA dermal fillers have been clinically studied for many years and clinical trials have shown that injectable gel is well tolerated.
The injection itself should cause minimal discomfort, and if experienced, side effects are generally temporary injection site-related effects, the majority of which should last 3 days or less. Patients may experience injection site redness, pain, firmness/hardness, swelling, lumps/bumps, bruising, itching or discolouration. The majority of people resume their normal activities immediately following the procedure.