As the skin ages, it gradually loses some of its collagen and fat. Skin cells divide more slowly and the inner skin starts to thin. Fat cells beneath the dermis weaken, whilst the underlying network of collagen and elastin fibres loosen and unravel losing elasticity. Therefore we age and our skin becomes wrinkled.
Dermal Fillers help to restore our skin to its former youthful appearance. The dermal fillers used by us are made up of hyaluronic acid which is a naturally occuring polysaccharide (sugar) so there is no need for skin testing prior to treatment.
The dermal filler is injected into the skin areas where it needs enhancing and made to look smoother and firmer. Prior to the treatment the skin is numbed with a topical anaesthetic. The treatment can take from 15-30 minutes depending on how many areas treated, with little or no discomfort. The lasting effect of dermal fillers can last up to one year.
Restylane is the market leader in the field of cosmetic injection treatments known as ‘Facial Fillers’. Facial skin treatments like Restylane are ideal for removing the wrinkles and lines from the skin on the face and are particularly useful for Nose to mouth lines, cheek lines, frown lines, Lip lines and lip enhancement.
Restylane is a natural clear gel that is injected into the skin to replace the hyaluronic acid that is lost as the skin ages. It is perfectly safe and has been used for many years for facial rejuvenation. Occasionally we use Perlane for deeper lines and folds, particularly in men.