The longevity of dermal fillers depends on which one you’ve chosen and Skinhance Melbourne is here to help you make that decision

The effects of ageing is a completely natural process; and there is a host of factors that contribute to the formation of wrinkles which, like time, are unavoidable. When you are young, the levels of collagen in your skin are far higher and provide great elasticity.

Any creasing in your facial skin during this period is known as ‘dynamic wrinkles’ and are not permanent. But, over time, your collagen levels begin to drop and so does your skin’s ability to snap back into place. The muscles involved in the movement of one’s face and daily expressions form furrows under your skin and it is these lines that we recognise as wrinkles when we grow older.

At Skinhance we use hyaluronic acid to bring volume to problem areas such as the lips, the cheeks and the chin. Dermal fillers should not be confused with treatments like muscle relaxants. The ingredients used in dermal fillers is natural and produced in the body. This means the procedure is incredibly low-risk.

Dermal fillers are inserted into the deep tissues in the face to restore volume, remove wrinkles and restore vitality to areas like the under eye and cheeks. The Skinhance team will work with you in order to find the treatment option that suits your needs.

The dermal filler procedure

The dermal filler procedure is quite straightforward, and much like anti-wrinkle injections, the treatment is focused directly on the problem area. Firstly, we will thoroughly clean the area and apply an ice pack in order to firm up the skin. After this, we will use a fine needle to inject the filler into the soft tissue of your face. The amount of times the process is repeated depends on the area of your face that is being treated; you may receive multiple treatments.

What are the benefits of dermal fillers?

There are a number of benefits when opting for dermal fillers, not least of all that the substance itself is of natural origin. Dermal fillers are also hugely popular because they produce great results with almost no recovery time needed. You may find it takes a few days for the swelling to subside, but you should find you will be able to return to work immediately.

They also serve to improve on existing skin imperfections and even some facial scarring. You can enhance the general symmetry of your lips and even create better definition in your brow. Volume can also be increased in the cheeks to give a full and healthy appearance.  When administered correctly, the results of the procedure can be quite subtle, which matches the natural aspect of the filler itself.

How long do dermal fillers last?

Several things can affect the longevity of your dermal filler such as smoking, sunlight exposure and alcohol consumption (although this is true for most procedures). Some skin types react differently to the treatment, and the actual area of the face being treated has some bearing on the longevity too. Some dermal fillers have been known to last up to five years, but generally, it is accepted that they will be effective for between six months and two years.  Dermal fillers are not permanent.

Rejuvenating your features with Skinhance

Dermal fillers are a fast-acting remedy for the signs of ageing and very simple to administer. By smoothing out your wrinkles and lines, you immediately see an improvement with same day results. The side-effects of the procedure are quite minimal, and most people find they don’t require much recovery time at all.

If you are considering dermal fillers or want to make an appointment, please get in touch with us here.