Dermal fillers are injectable substances that act to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and creases in the skin. As well as this, they can increase volume and definition in the lips and cheeks.
North Lakes Aesthetics uses Juverderm fillers which are hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. It absorbs moisture to make skin look plumper and smoother. As we age, our bodies slow down production of hyaluronic acid, so skin can look less youthful.
Due to its organic nature and presence in the body naturally, hyaluronic acid safely breaks down in your body after treatment with the effects usually lasting 12-18 months. If you do change your mind, the process of getting dermal fillers is also fully reversible although we are sure you will love your results.
Getting dermal fillers, while not permanent, is much safer and quicker than getting the equivalent surgery. Procedures normally take less than 1 hour and recovery is quick. Your results will be instant although there may be a little swelling which should go down within 24 hours.
When you think of dermal fillers, lip fillers are probably the first thing that springs to mind. If you have lips that you wish were plumper, or lips that have thinned with age, non-surgical lip fillers could boost your confidence. There’s little pain - the sensation is comparable to having your eyebrows threaded - and topical anesthetic can also be used if preferred. The filler will be strategically injected after a consultation to achieve your desired look and fullness.
These are the lines that run from the edge of your nose to the corners of your mouth, they show up more when you smile. Everybody has nasolabial folds, and they don’t just appear as a result of ageing. However, they can become more prominent when skin sags and becomes thinner with age. Nasolabial fold fillers can be injected to make the lines less severe and create a more youthful appearance.
Referred to as “marionette lines” because, in some cases, they can resemble the lines on the mouth of a marionette puppet. These lines extend from the bottom corners of the mouth towards the chin. As with most wrinkles and creases, these lines become more prominent with age as you accumulate more movement and lose skin elasticity. Dermal fillers for marionette lines can restore lost volume and get rid of any perceived “sad” look the lines can be responsible for.
The vermillion border is the line where your lips end and the skin of your face begins. The cupid’s bow refers to the “m” shape in the centre of the top lip. Dermal filler can be selectively injected to plump up different parts of the lip including the border and bow, to give you the lips you’ve always dreamed of.
The perioral area is that around the mouth. Perioral sculpting involves attending to lines and wrinkles in the area (including aforementioned marionette lines and nasolabial folds) and shaping lips.
If you have deep lines on your face that make you look older than you feel, dermal fillers could help you feel like yourself again. Dermal fillers serve to replenish your skin's hyaluronic acid and restore a more youthful look.
Whether you have lost facial volume with age, or wish you had a more well-defined face, dermal fillers for cheeks can deliver just that. Filler can be strategically injected to get rid of gauntness, improve your jawline and more.
The hands are one of the most visible parts of your body, and as such they get exposed to more sun and wear and tear than most others. As you get older, veins and tendons in your hands become more prominent through loss of elasticity and subcutaneous tissue. Dermal fillers for the hand help plump up the skin and restore youth to an area that is often a true indicator of one's age.
Our North Lakes Aesthetics practitioner Dr Florin Oprea has worked within the dental industry for over 15 years. He has advanced training in cosmetic aesthetics from a leading training provider within the UK, a qualification that complies with the HEE & GMC guidelines for aesthetic medicine with a strong focus on patient safety. His training and medical expertise has allowed him to further develop his skills in facial anatomy and the science of aging and beauty. As a dentist he also understands and is equipped to monitor both the aesthetic and medical aspects of the treatment, which should give you the assurance you are in safe hands.
Dermal fillers can be used to improve the appearance of many different features. Despite perceptions of fillers giving 'plastic' look, when administered correctly they enhance in a perfectly natural way giving your face a more youthful appearance.
As with any cosmetic procedure, the choice to get dermal fillers is not something that should be taken lightly. At North Lakes Aesthetics we’ll discuss exactly what you want in your free no obligation consultation and decide if dermal fillers are right for you. Get in touch to arrange your free dermal filler consultation today.