3 things you may not know about Dermal fillers

3 things you may not know about Dermal Filler
As we age, our faces naturally lose subcutaneous fat and other tissues with a resultant loss of facial volume. This leads to hollowing of the cheeks and temples, sagging of the skin, and our expression and smile lines become more apparent. The quality of our skin changes: skin tone becomes unven, the skin becomes less elastic and loses its softness and radiance.
At the Institute of Dermatologists, we pride ourselves in taking a personalised approach with every patient to address these signs of ageing to achieve a revitalised and youthful but natural look.

Here are three things you may not know about Dermal Fillers:

1. Good filler is invisible. ‘Trout pout’ and ‘duck lips’ are a sure-fire sign of filler. But when expertly injected, filler should look natural, so subtle that nobody would notice. The goal is to subtly plump and lift the face, rejuvenating a patient’s overall appearance and diminishing the look of laughter lines and nasolabial folds.

2. Different fillers do different things. Hyaluronic acid fillers – such as Restylane, Juvederm, Volux and Vobella - have become popular soft tissue filler augmentation agents over the past several years, excellent for adding volume and smoothing out deep creases, as well as augmenting cheeks and filling out depressions under the eye area. Sculptra is a PLLA (poly-L -Lactic acid) filler which stimulates new collagen production to give you a natural, youthful, volumising effect, forming a lattice within the tissue that provides a framework for your body to produce its own collagen. While ​Radiesse is composed of calcium hydroxyapatite microspheres, a normal constituent of bone, and is used to restore volume loss in the face and hands by stimulating the body’s process of generating collagen and encourages growth. It is placed in the areas of hollowing where bone density is lost over time, such as the temples, cheeks, and jawline.

3. It matters who does your filler. As well as the lack of industry regulation we posted on last week, injection is an art, so you want to find an artist whose work you like. Every practitioner has different philosophies, techniques, and levels of experience.
Our advice is to research a Consultant Dermatologist or Plastic Surgeon whose work you like. Be sure that you and your dermatologist/Plastic surgeon communicate about realistic results and your expectations.
If you would like to book a consultation with us please get in touch on (01) 912 3030 or email us at info@instituteofdermatologists.ie