Over time your face naturally loses volume, causing the visible signs of ageing: loose skin, lines and wrinkles. This is all part of the natural ageing process, and caused by a slowdown in collagen production and skin cell renewal. Environmental factors, which can speed things up, include exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light, alcohol, smoking, stress and a lack of sleep.
Unfortunately there’s nothing we can do to stop the visible signs of ageing – but we can make them a lot less noticeable. By injecting small amounts of dermal filler into the skin we can restore volume where it’s lacking – making your skin appear plumper, smoother and more radiant. We can also use dermal fillers to add definition to certain areas of the face and fullness to the lips.
Treatment isn’t painful and takes just 20 to 30 minutes. You should start to see results within a few days and the effects will last for up to 18 months during which the filler will be safely absorbed by your body.
We use a dermal filler called Juvederm, which contains hyaluronic acid: a substance found naturally in the body. Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar that’s found in your skin and cartilage. When it combines with water it swells, creating the desired smoothness. Juvederm also contains lidocaine, which numbs the skin, minimising any potential discomfort.
If you’d like to restore lost volume, call us to arrange a free no-obligation consultation*.