As individuals, we all have different reasons for wanting to change the way we look and ultimately the way we feel. The muscles of the face allow us to express a range of emotions such as happiness, sadness and anger.
Over time the repeated use of facial muscles cause lines and wrinkles to occur, particularly around the frown area, and may even make you look angry or worried, even when you are not. Over time you may even notice the lines get deeper.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are made from complex sugar chains known as hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is found naturally in the body where its main role is to attract water and provide hydration to the skin. Fillers are designed to resemble your body’s own natural HA and can help revitalize your facial features with a variety of treatment that can:
- Enhance facial volume
- Soften lines and wrinkles
- Correct asymmetries and restore facial balance
- Restore fullness to lips
How do fillers work?
Fillers are injected under the skin’s surface to fill out lines and wrinkles and to restore facial contours and asymmetries. There are different types of dermal fillers formulated for various indications such as; enhancing lips, cheeks, under the eyes, chin, along the jaw line, forehead and nose. After an initial consultation with our medical team, the most suitable dermal filler will be selected for you.
How long does a treatment last for?
The effects of a treatment are long lasting but not permanent. A treatment can last up to 18 months with just one top up treatment. After your initial treatment, follow up sessions are usually recommended to maintain results.
What are Anti-wrinkle injections?
Anti-wrinkle injections are a naturally occurring protein extract and is generally well tolerated in the minute levels administered for cosmetic use. They have been approved for use for over 20 years globally.
How quickly will I see results?
You may notice the results in just 2-3 days. The peak effect is between 10-21 days after treatment. The effects typically last for approximately 4 months, however individual results may vary.
How do anti-wrinkle injections work?
A very small dose is injected in the specific frown muscles causing lines and wrinkles. Once the muscles are relaxed, the overlying wrinkles in the frown may soften or reduce. The treatment takes around 10-15 minutes and is minimally invasive and relatively pain free. When the frown lines are relaxed after treatment, the skin around the area will look smooth and less wrinkled. Untreated areas will continue to move as normal and you will be able to laugh, smile and frown, just with less wrinkling of the skin in the treated areas.