Dermal fillers are a safe, effective and minimally invasive method of skin rejuvenation and refreshment. They are an ideal option for patients wishing to improve their appearance without having to undergo surgery. With dermal fillers we can simply fill fine wrinkles to completely remodel the aging, tired face. At Elite Aesthetics, our patients can be sure that they will receive top quality fillers with professional application.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected into the skin to restore or add volume, reduce or minimize wrinkles and scars.
Who is a suitable candidate for dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are ideal for young faces who simply wish to correct minor imperfections to old, tired, lifeless faces who wish to regain a youthful appearance.
How are dermal fillers applied?
Dermal fillers are applied by a needle technique under topical anesthesia.
Why do dermal fillers work?
During the aging process, fat beneath the skin gradually deteriorates until it is so minimal that sunken hollows start to form. This in combination with continuous tension on the skin creates a sunken, tired looking face; the aged face. Dermal fillers work be restoring the lost volume due to aging.
How do dermal fillers work?
The fillers that we use at Elite Aesthetics are cross-linked hyaluronic acid, the same substance that is found naturally in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is a gel-like substance that works by attracting water and therefore moisturizes the skin while filling creases.
When can results be seen?
Results are immediate, however, final results are seen ideally by the third week after application, once adequate hydration has become established and swelling from injection points has disappeared.
How long do the results last?
Results are individual. They depend on metabolism, life-style, physical factors, etc. however, results generally last 8 months.
What are the most common reasons why fillers are applied?
- Removal of Fine Lines
- Correction of Wrinkles – Nasolabial folds (the lines that lead from the outer edge of the nostril to near the outer corner of the lips), Crows feet, Marionette lines
- Correction of Indented Scars
- Augmentation/Volume Enhancement – Lip enlargement, cheek enlargement, chin augmentation, volume replacement under the eyes and lips, volume replacement in the hands
Is the application process painful?
Pain is minimal. Before application, patients are treated with a topical anesthetic.
Can dermal fillers be combined with botulinotoxin?
Yes, the combination of botulinotoxin and dermal fillers is commonly administered. The combination of botulinotoxin with dermal fillers is the best option for ideal results and prevention of further aging.
Can dermal fillers be used after aesthetic surgery?
Yes, dermal fillers are ideal for enhancing the effects of cosmetic surgery.