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
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 over boost.
Most Popular Dermal Fillers
The most popular brands of dermal fillers are:
- Restylane Touch
- Restylane Perlane
- Juvederm® 18, 24 & 20
- Juvederm® 24HV and 30HV
Dermal Filler Treatments
- Normally takes around 30 minutes by a beauty therapist.
- When 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 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 used.