Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers refer to a category of injectable products that are primarily made up of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), which is a sugar-like compound found naturally in the body.

Unlike anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers are intended to fill or plump up areas and restore volume or correct contours that have been lost due to facial aging, resulting in a more youthful appearance. Anti-wrinkle injections, on the other hand, work by blocking nerve signals to muscles, thereby reducing movement wrinkles.

Dermal fillers have a broad range of applications, ranging from filling in fine lines and wrinkles to replacing lost volume in areas like the cheeks, which can counteract the sagging appearance that occurs with age. As HA is a natural component of our connective tissue, it is an ideal choice to replace tissue that has been lost with aging. The HA is cross-linked, meaning that it is not easily broken down by the body and can remain in place for a specific period.

HA has the added benefit of promoting facial hydration by attracting water up to one thousand times its weight. An essential advantage of HA dermal fillers is that they are reversible (in contrast to anti-wrinkle injections), which can be achieved by using a naturally occurring enzyme called hyaluronidase, which dissolves the filler into water.

Dermal fillers carry risks which will be discussed with you in detail during the consultation. But in the right hands the risks are significantly decreased.