Facial fillers (also known as dermal fillers) are a facial injection which relaxes the facial muscles, smoothing out wrinkles or crease lines to create a more youthful look and enhance facial features. They are based on hyaluronic acid, a clear gel. This is found naturally in skin which gives it its elasticity. As we age, the hyaluronic acid in our skin breaks down which causes wrinkles form and the skin becomes more lax. Facial filler injections are an excellent way to subtly control the effects of aging by creating a natural and youthful result and as your face changes over time. Fillers help to do this by decreasing wrinkle depth, enhancing skin hydration, firmness and elasticity.
You may be wondering what is the difference between facial fillers and Botox treatments. The big difference between Botox and facial fillers is that Botox is an anti wrinkle treatment that helps minimise the wrinkles on your skin’s surface whereas dermal fillers help with volume loss. Both Botox and dermal fillers have their own specific uses, and they also work very well together.
What is the facial fillers procedure?
The dermal filler injections lift the skin helping with volume loss and can help to soften the lines on the face as well as correct scarring and bumps on the nose. A popular dermal filler treatment is lip fillers which are often used to define lips or fill them out. The time they last really varies on the individual but on average we have found them to last around 12 months making this a very cost effective treatment. The main fillers used are Restylane and Juvederm. There are other fillers on the market but from our experience these brands have proved to be the most effective.
Are facial fillers safe?
The facial filler we use; hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that exists in almost all living organisms. It binds water and can act as a lubricant and shock absorber in movable parts of the body such as joints.
At Dr Hennessy Clinics, we understand that the safety of any procedure may be a concern. You can book your treatment with confidence at Dr Hennessy as we only employ the most qualified and experienced practitioners to ensure the greatest potential outcomes. Dr Hennessy clinics are exceptionally safe, with top-of-the-line facilities and equipment. All of our non-surgical procedures are carried out by cosmetic facial rejuvenation expert Dr Stephen Hennessy BDS and Dr Sarah Hills GP. We also offer the opportunity to book a consultation to discuss and queries or concerns regarding your chosen treatment.