Did you know that between the age of 40-50 you lose 50% of the hyaluronic acid in your skin? This is the substance responsible for our skin looking smooth, plump and youthful in our younger days.
What can they be used to treat?
Tear troughs – tear troughs refer to tired-looking eyes. This is one of the principal areas that patients seek to treat and dermal fillers can give your eyes a rejuvenated appearance.
Nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds) – commonly referred to as ‘smile lines’, these are the lines that are located either side of the nose and stretch down to the corner of your mouth. In our younger years, these lines tend only to appear when we smile, talk or laugh but as the ageing process unfolds, these become more prominent.
Cheeks – many people find that they lose volume in their cheeks as they age and dermal fillers can be used to restore this, giving them a fuller, rounder look.
Lipstick lines – sometimes known as smoker’s lines, lipstick lines are those that appear vertically across the lips, more generally on your top lip. A loss of volume and the simple fact of wear and tear is what causes these to emerge in your later years.
Lips – another popular area that patients choose to treat – fillers can be used to increase contours and the outline of your lips.
Mouth to chin lines (marionette lines) – the wrinkles that can make your expressions look angry or sad when your face is in a resting position.
Decolletage – factors such as sun damage can contribute to rendering your skin loose and it gradually loses its elasticity.
Non-invasive – dermal fillers are a non-invasive way of enhancing your natural features whilst also eliminating age lines and deep lines in various areas of the face. The other method used to cull the signs of ageing and improve facial aesthetics is cosmetic surgery. However, dermal fillers are more favourable for a number of reasons including the fact that there is no recovery period or need to alter your normal activities post-treatment.
A non-synthetic solution – unlike cosmetic surgery, dermal fillers are comprised of a substance that your body creates naturally, known as hyaluronic acid. As mentioned above, this substance is responsible for the volume and lack of wrinkles and lines in your face when you’re young. As you age, your skin’s stock of hyaluronic acid reduces and in turn, lines and wrinkles begin to show. Dermal fillers temporarily replenish hydraulic acid to specific areas of the face to give a more youthful-looking yet natural appearance to your face – it also attracts and holds water, sustaining the volume at the site of the injection.
Combine with other treatments to get even more out of dermal fillers – many patients choose to have dermal fillers alongside certain cosmetic dentistry treatments such as tooth whitening or veneers as well as together with Botox treatments, also offered by us at Keppel Skin. Whilst dermal fillers add volume to areas of the face, Botox works by stopping the face from over stimulating the muscles that are responsible for the wrinkles actually forming – one treatment is a preventative measure and the other is to tackle the lines and wrinkles that have already manifested themselves.
On the 4th September Keppel Skin’s Priya Suaris will be hosting a facial aesthetics evening at the practice from 6:30pm. Please contact us for more information.
Here is a little more about Priya…
Our Aesthetic Director, Dr Priya Suaris, graduated from Imperial School of Medicine in 1995 and has been practising medicine for over 20 years. Her interest in aesthetics stems from spending a good deal of her professional time with plastic surgeons in her role as a consultant anaesthetist. She is a busy mother of two and understands how difficult it is to find time for looking after ourselves. That’s why she believes in evidence based treatments with a proven track record, no gimmicks … just a realistic approach to slowing down ageing. She believes that aesthetic treatments should always look natural, enhancing appearance rather than altering it and her personal aesthetic philosophy is a “less is more” attitude to injectables. Come and meet her at a series of informal launch events where she will explain how treatments work and which would best suit your needs.