The Aging Process
To understand how dermal fillers work, let’s first explore the natural process of aging and what consequences this has on our skin.
When we are young collagen takes up around 80% of our skin, providing volume and giving us that youthful look. It acts like scaffolding with its ability to attract and store moisture.
We then start to lose this collagen at a steady rate of 1-2% starting from around the age of 25, with production almost completely stopping in our early 30s.
How dermal fillers work
Dermal fillers use a natural material which is made from hyaluronic acid. This naturally occurs in our body and acts as a lubricant for the skin, joints and eyes and works through the ability of the particles to attract and store water.
It is completely safe and, as your body produces the substance naturally, the chances of an allergic reaction are extremely low. Very small amounts are injected into the area of concern and immediately help to treat fine lines, wrinkles and loss of volume.
Because the results are immediately seen, we can add fillers slowly and then evaluate how this affects your look. Problems can occur if you inject too much too quickly, and that’s why our trained professionals in our Croydon clinic have perfected their technique to deliver truly outstanding results.
Are dermal fillers right for you?
This service is for anyone worried about loss of volume, fine lines and wrinkles. If you want to look younger in a fast and effective manner, dermal fillers would be great for you.
Our first step involves a free video consultation where we begin by listening to your concerns and wishes. We then conduct a full examination of the face at our Croydon branch to determine which treatment options would work best for you.
This allows us to ensure you will be happy with your choice, and with the outcome. The next step involves booking the appointment for the procedure – we have several clinics throughout Sutton, Croydon and Bromley.
What Can You Use Dermal Fillers To Treat?
What are the side effects of Dermal Fillers?
The most common filler used is hyaluronic acid which is naturally produced, so serious side effects are rare. The most common ones are short lived and are related to the injection rather than the filler. Common side effects include:
As our dentists in Croydon have a significant amount of experience with injections, we know how to administer them in a kind and gentle way, ensuring you have the most comfortable experience.
Choosing Gentle Facial Aesthetics
for dermal fillers
As dentists we are always looking at the anatomy of the face to see how your teeth can look their best on you. We therefore have a deep understanding of facial aesthetics. This places us in the best position to treat changes such as wrinkles and loss of volume.
At our Croydon branch of Gentle Facial Aesthetics we strive to perfect beauty, and that’s why we have become masters in not only teeth but facial aesthetics as well.
We only use the finest quality fillers on the market and our go-to product is Restylane. The product can come in a variety of different thicknesses – some are in liquid form and others are more gel-like. Restylane has been used safely in over 30 million treatments worldwide which gives us the confidence that it is the safest and best product around.
Finer particle sizes are generally used for very fine lines and wrinkles, whereas the thicker formulas are generally used to treat deep folds and for creating volume.
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