It is important to understand the differences between various soft tissue fillers prior to selecting a particular treatment.
Dermal fillers are materials that are frequently used to correct scarring, wrinkles, and other depressions in the skin. They are often a kind of soft tissue designed in such a way that enables injection into the skin for purposes of improving the appearance. Generally, they are made of several types of materials of synthetic, man-made and natural categories, and they have been developed into various standards depending on the level of usage.
As a consequence of the ageing process there is often unavoidable loss of soft tissue volume, mainly from the central part of the face. This results in the appearance of wrinkles, sagging skin and loss of fullness in the face.
This treatment is also suitable for anyone suffering from problems like wrinkles, folds or depressions such as scars, derma fillers may be the right product for job.
Patients are encouraged to read and question all of these types of soft tissue fillers so that they can make the right choice for their individual situation.
These techniques may also be used to enhance the results of another procedure, such as facial peels, Botulinum Toxin-A (Botox) injections, facelifting or brow lifting.
Our policy is to restore volume to its pre-existing level by injecting into the correct area. Treatment is based on an analysis of individual cases and assessment of the areas of loss. The dermal fillers which we use are biodegradable, avoiding the possible unknown side effects of permanent fillers.
The length of time that the dermal fillers lasts depends on the type of filler used and the area treated, usually between nine months to two and a half years. Of course, the effect can be maintained by topping up with smaller amounts when necessary.
We treat lips, nasolabial folds, cheeks and the chin. Very often, this treatment can be part of a combined programme of non-surgical rejuvenation procedures, such as Botulinum Toxin-A and skin health restoration.
This treatment can also compliment other surgical procedures such as face lifts or Blepharoplasty to deal with bags, extra skin and subcutaneous fat around the eyes.
Individual results with soft tissue fillers vary a great deal. Some patients do maintain the injected volume permanently, but in other patients the results may fade after only a few months.
Longevity of a treatment may also be related to the muscle activity in the area. Areas with intense, repetitive muscle activity seem to metabolize the fat more rapidly than areas with less muscle activity. Because of this, fat injections are sometimes combined with Botox injections to weaken the regional muscles and prolong the effects of the injected fat.