Dermal fillers are a non-surgical way of restoring volume to certain targeted areas of the face, creating a more youthful aesthetic. Unlike surgical methods, dermal fillers do not involve a lengthy recovery time and the results are subtle and predictable. The main component found in dermal fillers is hyaluronic acid – read on to find out how this substance restores and adds volume.

Hyaluronic acid: found in the body

Hyaluronic acid is a water-retaining molecule that is naturally produced by the body to keep tissues well lubricated. When we are younger, our skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid is ample and this is what gives us a youthful-looking complexion. Around the age of 30, this supply of hyaluronic acid begins to deplete and signs of ageing begin to occur, though lifestyle factors (such as smoking, drinking alcohol, and excessive sun exposure) can speed this up.

How hyaluronic acid works in the context of dermal fillers

Dermal fillers work by replenishing hyaluronic acid to the skin, which in turn, produces a younger-looking aesthetic. For this reason, dermal fillers are a natural solution to signs of ageing; treatment simply comprises of replacing a substance that exists in the body naturally.

Yielding natural & authentic-looking results

Before administering the fillers, we will discuss your expectations of treatment and take features like your skin colour and eye colour into account, in order to provide a custom treatment that fits around your wider facial features. Dermal fillers have been given a bad name by celebrities who grossly overuse them to achieve an extreme look characterised by over-plumped lips and pillow cheeks. Here at Lander, we use small amounts of the fillers to give an authentic result that is in-keeping with your facial features.

What to expect from dermal fillers

The effects of treatment will begin immediately but you won’t see the full effects of treatment until 2 weeks later. Subsequent, regular treatment will lay groundwork for the effects of treatment to last longer.

Please note that you should only ever have non-surgical facial aesthetics treatments performed by a dentist or doctor with the relevant medical credentials to perform it safely.

If you would like more information about facial aesthetics treatment at Lander Dentistry, please do not hesitate to contact us.