Look Younger with Dermal Fillers

One of the most effective facial aesthetic treatments available at the Cosmetic Doctor in Slievemore Clinic, Stillorgan, Co Dublin is dermal fillers. There is a choice of fillers, depending on the area of the face to be treated.

Injected into the skin and then carefully moulded into place for the perfect result, dermal fillers are designed to eliminate unwanted wrinkles; to subtly add contour and create volume, and to revitalise the skin.

Many types of dermal filler are based on Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a substance that exists naturally in the body.

What is hyaluronic acid?

Almost all living creatures have Hyaluronic Acid; it is a sugar-based molecule that can bind water in the body. It also acts as a lubricant and shock-absorber in body joints. It’s very important for regulating the balance of water in the skin, as well as the transport of nutrients.

How do HA-based dermal fillers work?

Using HA-base dermal filler such as Restylane or Juvederm helps boost the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, to revitalise and add volume to the face. These fillers consist of a soft, injectable gel made of stabilized, non-animal hyaluronic acid.

Injections can be used anywhere in the face where enhanced volume is required, as well as in the lips to lend an attractive, full look.

Targeted placement instantly plumps up lines and wrinkles to make them disappear, and the skin that once sagged is now boosted with volume.

As the filler material closely resembles the HA found in the body, there is no adverse reaction and the filler stays where it’s placed, gradually breaking down safely within the tissues and ultimately exiting the body.

Dermal fillers are long-lasting; but not permanent-you’ll need a top-up every 6 to 9 months, depending on placement and patient.

Radiesse: Calcium Hydroxlapetite Dermal Filler

Radiesse is another type of dermal filler, made up of calcium microspheres. It’s used to augment soft tissue, and can last quite a long time; longer than HA fillers. It’s a synthetic substance but is accepted without any allergic reactions by the body, and injected into the deep dermis.

Radiesse provides a matrix onto which the body’s own tissue can grow, making it a good choice in areas where added volume is needed, as well as being effective in filling deep skin folds and wrinkles.

Dr. Fay uses a cannula to administer the Radiesse; it is more uncomfortable than a HA filler but local anaesthetic can be used if required.

Benefits of dermal filler

Dermal filler injections are a wonderful way to smooth the skin and give a much more youthful appearance. The effects last a long time, and the results are very natural, without effecting facial expression.

They are a great choice for people who want to control the appearance of aging without looking artificial or inflated. Call Cosmetic Doctor at Slievemore Clinic on 01 685 3100 to book your appointment for dermal filler, and see what it can do for you.