Our skin has two layers – the epidermis and dermis. The epidermis is the uppermost layer of skin while the dermis lies right below and provides a supportive structure to the skin. Collagen, present in the dermis, gives skin its elasticity, tautness, and smoothness.
Young skin has a layer of padding below the surface that defines its youthfulness. With age, this padding gets depleted and the skin sinks in, causing a visible loss of fullness. Creases and folds begin to emerge and get accentuated with time.
The loss of facial volume is a natural aspect of aging and usually begins in the thirties.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal Fillers or Soft Tissue Fillers are injectable implants used by dermatologists to restore volume in areas that have sunken in. Typically, these areas would be the cheeks, lips, and nasolabial folds (from the base of the nose to the corners of the mouth).
Injected below deep wrinkles or folds, Dermal Fillers work from within to support the skin and fill out the creases, for a smoother, firmer, and more youthful look.
Being a non-invasive procedure, Dermal Fillers are relatively painless, with minimal downtime. They play a vital role in various treatments such as:
How Fillers work
Filler procedures call for a fair bit of technique and judgment. They involve injection with a very fine needle below a wrinkle or any other area where the skin has sunken in.
While the quest for fillers has had a long and varied history, today’s dermatologists generally favor Hyaluronic Acid which occurs naturally in most body tissues such as skin and cartilage. When injected beneath the skin, Hyaluronic Acid adheres to the skin and volumizes it by retaining moisture. Dermatologists often use a chemically tweaked (cross-linked) form of Hyaluronic Acid, an advancement that delivers longer-lasting results.
At Charme, our dermatologists work to redefine your features with carefully curated selections from world-renowned filler specialists.
What to expect
Fillers can enhance and redefine your facial contours, and lift your features to a fair extent. They can rejuvenate your hands and feet. And they can turn back the clock, visually speaking.
The longevity of a filler depends on the specific product used, as well as your body chemistry because natural fillers will eventually be absorbed. However, results do last for several months and follow-up procedures can help preserve the benefits.
This is a non-invasive procedure and uses a local anesthetic. It could take about an hour or so, depending on the number of areas being injected. There may be mild numbness and redness for a few hours post-treatment, with probable bruising and swelling for up to a week. However, there is no downtime and most activities can be resumed after the procedure.
Post Treatment Care
You can look forward to resuming your normal daily activities right after the procedure.
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