As skin ages, both naturally and because of factors such as smoking, sun damage and poor diet, we lose collagen, fat and other natural moisturising substances from our skin. As these are depleted our skin becomes thinner and lines, wrinkles and folds develop.
Facial volume loss is one of the key factors in the ageing process, and dermal fillers can help to replenish this lost volume, and rejuvenate the face.
Dermal fillers can also be used to enhance, define, or enlarge lips, and to shape and volumise the face by injection into cheeks, chins, and nose. It can also be used to treat dark circles under the eyes, know as the tear trough.
Treatment usually involves the application of local anaesthetic cream to the treated area or a nerve block similar to a dental injection.
The dermal filler is then comfortably injected into the treated area to fill out the line, wrinkle or fold. Some fillers contain an anaesthetic in them to help with any discomfort, if a nerve block has not been administered.
If you are interested in reducing wrinkles which occur through facial expression, you may find that other treatments which we offer are better suited to your needs.