Dermal Fillers for a Range of Anti-Ageing Concerns
Are all fillers the same? What brands should you look for?
There is now so much choice regarding injectable treatments it can be confusing. Every doctor has their favourite, but we can tell you what we use at The Lynton Clinic, and how they work. We would always recommend that you come in for a consultation to discuss the treatments that are available and decide which would be the best option for you.
What are they made of?
Dermal fillers are made of various kinds of natural and man-made materials that have been developed over the years for injection into the skin. They come in different consistencies, and in general, the thicker the product, the deeper it is injected. All our dermal fillers used here are non-permanent (resorbable).
What dermal fillers do we use?
We use Juvéderm® and Restylane® which are hyaluronic acid based facial fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound which absorbs moisture and keeps your skin well hydrated for a youthful look.
We also use Sculptura which is a slightly different. It is a poly-L-lactic acid which doesn’t fill in the traditional manner of simple volume replenishment. This compound only remains in the skin for a few days and then is broken down, but in the time that it is present it stimulates cells that make collagen. The effect then takes 3 months to evolve, as permanent collagen is produced
How do we use them?
Fillers don’t just fill lines and lips as people think. They are used in a much more intelligent way now, such that hydrate the skin and plump it, giving back volume and definition. You may imagine that, for example, if your problem is ‘nose to mouth lines’ that the filler would be placed there, but that is not necessarily the case. It may be placed higher up to give a ‘lifting effect’ that will elevate the lines but also give a more natural look
What can dermal fillers be used for?
Fillers are used to treat everything from fine lines to deep folds and wrinkles, and they also add structure and volume.
As we age, our skin loses hyaluronic acid and fine lines start to appear on the face. Our skin becomes dry and facial volume decreases. Gravity pulls the skin down, resulting in folds and sagging. Fat loss can create sagging and turn lines into folds, too.