Anti-aging treatments have never been so varied – you’ll get to see this if you enter any Mornington beauty clinic. From creams to lasers, customers are willing to try anything to reverse the effects of aging, sun and pollution and retrieve their natural, youthful glow.
How does dermal filler work?
Fillers are substances used within the epidermis to correct wrinkles, scars and other visible flaws. They are employed to reshape and restructure. With time, skin loses its elasticity and ability to stay firm. A filler is employed to lift it up from underneath, but also to promote collagen growth and restore the natural volume of the face, thus making it look more youthful again. Most such treatments use Hyaluronic Acid, which is a naturally occurring compound that is perfectly tolerated by the body. As we age, our skin is simply no longer producing so much of it, hence the need for ‘supplementation’. Some types make use of synthetic compounds.
What should you expect of the procedure?
First of all, you need to choose a dermal fillers Mornington specialist. Only a qualified person can perform this. First of all, they will consult you in order to analyse your features and see what needs to be done. Then, they will ask about your expectations and match these with the current possibilities. Because the procedure can be painful, a specialist will always use some kind of numbing agent, depending on the intensity – from ice to anesthetic. The expert may also use a special pen to draw and mark the spots on your face where intervention is needed. Then, with the help of a very thin syringe needle, the filling substance will be injected under the skin.
What can the fillers achieve?
The skin looks plumper due to being raised in exactly those spots that have lost their volume. For example, think of the two lines formed between your cheeks and mouth as you smile. When your skin is hydrated and plump, the lines are finer than when you’re being tired or dehydrated. The filler will add more volume to that area. Fine lines and wrinkles are erased, concavities are fixed and saggy skin gets a boost. Fillers, however, will not eliminate blemishes, dark spots and other such issues.
When can you benefit of a filling procedure?
Basically anyone can try this procedure, there is no age limit. If you feel your skin is not at its best and could do with a little lift, then you’re a good candidate. Do not expect it to be a major corrective procedure though – it is not meant to be taken as plastic surgery. It is only meant to fix, aging, saggy tissue.
How long does the effect last?
This largely depends on what type of filler is used. The effects can last for a minimum of 6 months or last well for two full years. Semi-permanent and permanent fillers are the best type, because the procedure will leave your skin plumper for as long as 5 years. It’s all up to your lifestyle as well: spending too much time in the sun, smoking and drinking alcohol in excess, as well as using bad cosmetic products will make your health and skin age faster.
Do not mistake fillers for Botox. The latter is a toxin injected to paralyze muscles and thus prevent the deepening of wrinkles.