Let’s face it, even the best dermatologists, doctors and scientists haven’t found a way to reverse ageing! But for many people who are seeing facial wrinkles or skin degradation, dermal fillers are a brilliant way to smooth wrinkles.
What causes wrinkles?
Ageing, sun and UVA exposure, smoking, and genetic factors are the main causes of wrinkles. As your skin ages, its elasticity diminishes. The production of natural oils in your skin decreases and your skin becomes more fragile. Fat in the deeper layers of facial skin also diminishes and muscles relax, making for an uneven surface for your skin to lie on.
Ageing also turns expression lines into wrinkles. When younger, the lines that form around your mouth and eyes when you smile or frown, normally disappear when your face is at rest. However, as the skin ages and loses its flexibility, it bounces back less efficiently and these lines can mark your face permanently – this often causes ‘crow’s feet lines and frown lines.
Other factors that are known to play into the appearance of wrinkles are excessive sun and UVA exposure, as well as smoking. Both damage collagen, the connective tissue that lies under your skin, and creates an uneven surface under your skin.
How does dermal filler smooth fine lines?
As we age, our skin loses volume and elasticity, which contributes to lines, dullness, and sagging (we all dread those jowls!). At VIVA Skin Clinics, we use dermal fillers to restore volume and fullness to the face resulting in a more youthful appearance. These fillers are primarily made of hyaluronic acid which is a sugar molecule that naturally occurs in our bodies. They can be used for a variety of concerns including lip plumping, correcting hollows under the eyes and adding volume to your cheeks.
When injected as filler, however, these molecules help provide a plumping effect to the skin. For those struggling with facial wrinkles and fine lines, this can be the perfect solution.
What are the other benefits of dermal filler?
Dermal fillers are also brilliant for restructuring areas of the face where volume is lost or lacking, such as the jawline or chin. This can help improve the side profile of a patient. Furthermore, the filler can be used on the lips to enhance size and in the nose as a non-surgical alternative to a Rhinoplasty.
Interested in any of these treatments? Book a consultation with us today! You can also find our price list here.