Dermal fillers are used to enhance and soften your appearance by smoothing out the lines and creases that develop with age. They are injected directly to these areas and give an immediate effect.
Dermal fillers are most commonly used to:
• smooth the nasolabial crease (from side of nose to mouth)
• reduce laughter lines
• enhance lip contours and lip fullness
• reduce chin crease
The Juvederm® Ultra www.juvederm.com range of dermal fillers are formulated with a new generation of hyaluronic acids which exist naturally in your skin. Hyaluronic acid declines with age leading to moisture loss and consequent lines around the lips, nose, cheeks and jaw. Juvederm Ultra is a natural biodegradable gel which instantly fills out troublesome areas and lasts up to twelve months. Juvederm Ultra has the added benefit of a local anaesthetic within the gel which allows for improved comfort during the procedure.
Radiesse® www.radiesse.com dermal filler is setting a new standard for cosmetic fillers. It uses advanced, calcium-based microsphere technology to deliver soft, natural-looking results you can see immediately. And unlike other dermal fillers, it also stimulates your body to produce new collagen, so you’ll continue to look more youthful and attractive over time. In fact for many patients, the benefits of treatment with Radiesse® dermal filler may last up to a year or more.
Dermal filler procedures can be done without any anaesthetic, however they are more uncomfortable than Botox® injections and Dr Knights usually recommends either a local anaesthetic cream or a simple injection to numb an area of the face.