WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?

As we age, facial lines are caused by the loss of Hyaluronic acid and the natural break down of collagen and elastin fibres. This natural breakdown process is exacerbated by outside factors like poor diet, sun damage, smoking and stress. Fat loss can create sagging and turn lines into folds too.

Dermal fillers can be classified into 2 groups: non-permanent (biodegradable) and semi-permanent  or permanent (non-biodegradable). Biodegradable fillers last anywhere from 6-12 months; whilst the non-biodegradable fillers can last 3-5 years (non-biodegradable fillers are not used at Eternally Young clinic).

There are many different types of Dermal Filler available in the Aesthetic industry. At Eternally Young, we only use synthetically manufactured non-animal products which contain Hyaluronic acid. Young skin is constantly moisturised from within by Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar. Hyaluronic acid absorbs moisture and keeps your skin well hydrated for a youthful look.

Examples of these non-permanent, non-animal, Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers are Juvederm Ultra, Restylane, Belotero & Teosyal. These Dermal Fillers are leaders in the Aesthetic industry, have outstanding safety results & consistently demonstrated predictability & safety results. 

HOW DOES DERMAL FILLERS WORK? 

Dermal Fillers work by injecting a gel into the skin to correct a wrinkle or a deep fold such as nose to mouth line. When injected beneath the skin, the gel will then fill & plump facial lines and wrinkles, they also add volume to the lips or cheeks.

Many moisturisers contain Hyaluronic acid, but facial fillers containing Hyaluronic acid are the only want to replenish the Hyaluronic acid deep within the skin. Dermal Fillers mimic the lifting effect of your skin's natural Hyaluronic acid to keep the skin hydrated and elastic, with results that can last up to a year. 

Injectable fillers may be used alone or in combination with other procedures such as Botox.

THE TREATMENT PROCESS

The actual treatment takes from 15 to 45 minutes depending on which areas are being treated. Beforehand your medical aesthetic practitioner will use a topical anaesthetic cream such as lidocaine to numb the area so you should feel minimal discomfort. We will then inject tiny quantities of the dermal filler using a fine needle, under the surface of the skin. After the injection, your medical aesthetic practitioner will smooth the product down in your skin by massaging the treated area.

WHAT AREAS CAN BE TREATED WITH DERMAL FILLERS?

  • Nose to Mouth Grooves (Naso-labial lines or Smile lines)
  • Smokers Lines & lip lines
  • Corners of the mouth (Marionette lines or Sad lines)
  • Enhance lip volume
  • Deep Frown lines
  • Chin Creases

BENEFITS OF JUVEDERM ULTRA DERMAL FILLERS

  • They reduce the appearance of lines & wrinkles instantly.
  •  Juvederm Ultra is developed to be smoother than most Hyaluronic acid dermal filler treatments. This makes it easy to inject and gives the face a very natural look and feel once it's in the skin.

  • It's also formulated with an anaesthetic to make the treatment as comfortable as possible.

  • The Juvederm Ultra range of dermal fillers are animal free and they require no test prior to treatment as there is minimal or no risk of an allergic reaction.
  • The results are not permanent and will naturally break down over time.

ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?

Because Eternally Young only uses temporary Dermal Fillers, side effects are mild or moderate in nature and resolve within few days. They can include tenderness, firmness, swelling, bruising, discolouration, itching. These side effects only last for a very short time (1-3 days). 

However, do not hesitate to get in touch with your medical practitioner in the unlikely event that these reactions last longer than a week or if you experience other side effects.

DERMAL FILLERS THAT ETERNALLY YOUNG CLINIC USE

Eternally Young only uses the temporary Dermal Fillers called Juvederm Ultra which are made from Hyaluronic Acid and manufactured by allergan, a global healthcare company that pioneered the development of medical aesthetic treatments more than 35 years ago.

Juvederm Ultra fillers are made using advanced technology and have an established safety profile. These filler treatments give you natural and long lasting results. Juvederm can help revitalise, lift or define areas of your face, and is used by medical practitioners around the world.

The range of Juvederm Ultra facial fillers used by Eternally Young are listed below.

  • Juvederm ULTRA 2
  • Juvederm Ultra Smile
  • Juvederm Ultra 3
  • Juvederm Ultra 4

DERMAL FILLERS - POST TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS

  • Don't apply make-up for 12 hours afterwards
  • Don't drink anything too hot or too cold (if you have had lip treatment)
  • You may see some swelling, bruising or redness at the injection sites
  • Use a perfume-free moisturiser if you have any dry skin
  • If you have any concerns, contact your practitioner

Are there any side effects? Because Eternally Young only uses temporary Dermal Fillers, side effects are mild or moderate in nature and resolve within a few days. They can include tenderness, firmness, swelling, bruising, discolouration, itching.

However, do not hesitate to get in touch with your medical practitioner in the unlikely event that these reactions last longer than a week or if you experience other side effects.


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