People who develop deeper lines within the skin of the face due to the effect of ageing, sometimes combined with the effects of smoking,can benefit from treatment with dermal fillers.
The cause of deeper lines is mainly due to the breakdown of the underlying collagen and elastin fibres and while this breakdown is a part of the natural ageing process it can also result from excessive squinting, frowning, smoking or sun damage.
Treatment with dermal fillers can be used to impede the appearance of expression lines. These products are all hyaluronic acid based (non-animal) products which are used to replenish lost volume in the skin, smoothing out wrinkles.
Products like Juvederm, a dermal filler, can also be used for lip enhancement. As hyaluronic acid occurs naturally in the skin it works with the body’s own hyaluronic acid to create volume. The procedure is an injection of dermal filler under the skin with very fine needles.
Areas to be treated with dermal fillers:
- Nose to angle of the mouth (nasolabia folds)
- Lip (enhancement)
- Between the eyebrows (the glabeller lines)
The Juvederm family of hyaluronic acid dermal fillers provides a smooth, long lasting correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds. It is a malleable, smooth gel that flows easily and consistently into the skin anbd provides predictable results. It is formulated with the local anaesthetic lidocain to provide patients with amore comfortable injection experience.
The most commonly reported side effects are temporary injection-site redness, swelling, pain, tenderness, lumps, bumps and bruising. Most side effects are mild or moderate in nature and their duration is short lasting (seven days or less).
All anti-ageing injectable treatments are carried out by Dr. Sharara who is trained and experienced in the art of facial aesthetics.