If you’re looking for a simple, effective way of enhancing the appearance of your skin, it may be worth considering an injectable filler.
Using a natural substance, the treatment helps to restore a more youthful tone to tired-looking skin.
What causes the skin to lose its youthful appearance?
The skin is made up three layers: the epidermis, which is the upper-most layer; the dermis, which is the second layer and is mainly made of protein; and the hypodermis, which is a layer of fat and connective tissue that contains nerves and blood vessels. The protein that naturally occurs in the body acts as a kind of support for the structure of the skin, giving it its youthful appearance and elasticity.
When we are young, the protein in our bodies is strong and abundant, which allows the skin to remain soft and elastic. As we age, however, these proteins weaken, leading to a loss of elasticity, and often a dull, tired-looking appearance. As the natural proteins in our body wear down, the skin gradually loses some of its youthful tone, and lines and wrinkles begin to develop.
Do injectable fillers really work?
Injectable fillers are a highly effective way of rejuvenating the skin, as they work by replenishing the skin’s natural protein. As the structure of the skin is restored and strengthened, the appearance of the skin is enhanced.
What does the procedure involve?
Having injections administered is a simple procedure, but it is important that you raise any questions or concerns you might have before you opt for the treatment. We will also discuss your unique expectations before beginning treatment.
The formula will be injected directly into the areas of your face you have chosen to treat. The procedure itself generally only takes between 60 and 90 minutes to complete, depending on how many areas you are having treated. You should start to notice the results of the injections within a few days following the procedure.
You might experience some minor bruising following treatment, and it is quite common to experience some slight swelling and tenderness at the site of injection.
In most cases, it is recommended that you come in for follow-up injections two to four times a year to maintain the results.
Do topical creams produce the same results as injections?
Injections are much more effective than creams, as creams only work on the surface of the skin, and don’t tend to reach the deeper layers. While creams are helpful in keeping the skin supple, they are unable to penetrate the layers of the skin in the way that an injected formula can.
Which concerns can injectable fillers treat?
The injections can be used to treat a range of imperfections in the face, including laugh lines, wrinkles and lines between the eyebrows and around the mouth, crow’s feet, and minor scars caused as a result of acne. They can also be used to enhance the volume of lips and cheeks.
Injectable fillers are a very safe cosmetic treatment — the formula that is used is made from a natural substance, and the procedure doesn’t require any surgery. The treatment is best suited to those between the ages of 35 and 60 years old and works best if you have fairly flexible skin. It’s an effective option for those looking to repair moderate signs of ageing.
Are you interested finding out more about this kind of treatment? Come in for a consultation and we will discuss your treatment options. We offer a range of cosmetic treatments designed to rejuvenate the skin, restore volume, and decrease the visible signs of ageing, including dermal fillers, anti-wrinkle injections, chemical peels, and laser skin therapy.
Contact us today to chat about the benefits of each treatment.