ANTI AGING FACIAL TREATMENTS
The dermis is the second layer of skin, underneath
the outer epidermis.
Wrinkles are caused by many factors as we age. The
epidermis, the outer layer, thins with age causing dryness
The dermal layer, the second layer decreases in collagen
and the elastin fibers that provide elasticity wear
out causing the skin to wrinkle and sag In the subcutaneous
layer the fat cells get smaller with age, leading to
more noticeable wrinkles and sagging as the fat cells
can no longer replace the damage from the other layers.
The end result - increased wrinkles!
Dermal fillers are designed to 'repack' these damaged
areas with collagen and elastin. Rather than inject
collagen and elastin directly into the skin, synthetically
produced non-animal products consisting of hyaluronic
acid is used. Hyaluronic acid is a natural chemical
constituent of the skin, and by increasing its volume
in the skin, it acts as a catalyst to boost the skins
own production of collagen and elastin.
Hyaluronic acid products are far less likely to produce
allergic reactions than previous fillers such as collagen.
Recent products also use poly-acrylamide, and a new
collagen-based product which lasts up to 12 months with
even fewer allergic reactions.
Dermal fillers are generally injected into the wrinkle
line, however new advanced dermal filler creams are
being promoted to topically boost the skins collagen
and elastin production. In addition, many home glycolic
peel kits contain hyaluronic acid and provide an all
The most popular brands of dermal fillers are:
- Restylane Touch
- Restylane Perlane
- Juvederm® 18, 24 & 20
- Juvederm® 24HV and 30HV
Dermal Filler Treatments
- Dermal filler treatments normal take around 30 minutes
by a beauty therapist.
- When dermal fillers are used for lip enhancement,
a local anaesthetic injection is usually given first.
- The filler is injected, usually without the need
for local anaesthetic, into the lines and defects
to plump them out.
- The filler remains in the skin where it binds water
to produce a lift and firmness to the treated areas.
The results of dermal filler injections are immediate,
although local swelling may mask the final results for
2-3 days. As the treatment is not permanent, lines,
wrinkles and lips will return to their previous appearance
within six to twelve months, depending upon the product