Facial fillers are products such as connective tissue, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyl apatite that rejuvenate facial skin by reducing or eliminating wrinkles, raising scar depressions, enhancing lips and replacing soft-tissue volume loss through facial injections. With age, our skin becomes more susceptible to wrinkles and sagging. Exposure to sun and years of muscle movement (squinting, chewing, smiling) contribute to tissue breakdown of the skin.
Facial fillers are temporary to long-lasting solutions administered through a few tiny facial injections on specific areas of the face. Various types of facial fillers are available; each is designed with one or several purposes, such as wrinkle reduction and lip augmentation. Our qualified medical professionals can help you determine which facial injections and what injectable fillers treatments are right for you. Facial fillers will volumise creases and folds in the face in areas that have lost fat and connective tissue as we age.
Hyaluronic acid is the natural filler substance in your body. The face starts to lack volume and appears aged with deeper nasolabial folds, unaesthetic marionette lines, a deeper mentalis fold, the lips start to thin, and turning down the corners of the lips. Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane are then injected extra-orally right underneath these folds to replace the volume lost which creates a younger look in the face. Dermal fillers can be used for high lip line cases, asymmetrical lips around the mouth and lip augmentation.
We use different brand fillers:
Restylane Facial Filler: A non-animal, biodegradable gel composed of hyaluronic acid, Restylane is a soft tissue dermal filler that adds volume to the skin through tiny injections; smoothing facial folds and wrinkles in areas around the mouth and eyes.
Belotero Facial Filler: is made with a hyaluronic acid gel. “Hyaluronic acid is a sugar that’s found naturally in your skin and makes your joint spaces feel slippery. Its function is to absorb water, deliver nutrients, and act as a cushioning agent. So when you inject it into your skin, it acts like a sponge and expands to fill in wrinkles and folds and support sunken areas.
Can You Use Skin Fillers For Wrinkles?
If you have been searching for ways to make your wrinkles disappear, you might have heard skin fillers mentioned. Also known as dermal or wrinkle fillers, these substances are popular for wrinkle filling because they are less expensive than a traditional face lift.
How do skin fillers work?
They are injected under the skin to plump it up. In addition to filling wrinkles, they may also be used for enhancing saggy cheeks, hands or thin lips. There are several types used. Some of the most common are hyaluronic acid fillers. One is called Restylane The Restylane filler last between six months and one year.
What’s the Difference Between Skin Fillers and Injectable Treatments versus Wrinkle Release Injections?
Today, there are several ways to prevent the signs of ageing. Modern treatment options include neuro modulators and fillers. Both methods are proven to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. However, using the two techniques together may be the best way to regain a more youthful appearance.
Neuro modulator Details
Wrinkle Release Injection is one of the most recognizable neuro modulator brands. Wrinkle Release Injections can effectively treat forehead lines, crow’s feet and frown lines by relaxing your facial muscles. Keep in mind that people have used Wrinkle Release Injections for years, and the procedure has an exceptional safety record.
Fillers are an injectable treatment option that is designed to decrease the signs of ageing. Instead of affecting your facial muscles, fillers plump up skin sections. The procedure replaces soft tissue. It also fills in wrinkles and skin folds.
With Wrinkle Release Injections, a medical professional will target the muscles in your face that cause wrinkles to prevent the age creases from forming. Skin fillers treatment is when a medical professional will inject the filling substance into your skin to soften some of the wrinkles that you already have. Wrinkle Release Injections lasts from three to six months. Facial fillers can last from a few months to a few years.
Your dermal filler consultation with us:
During your dermal fillers consultation be prepared to discuss:
- What your goals are.
- Medical conditions, drug allergies, and medical treatments.
- Current medications, vitamins, herbal supplements, alcohol, tobacco and drug use.
- Any past treatment with soft tissue fillers, Wrinkle Release Injection therapy, laser or other non-surgical facial procedures, as well as any prior facial surgery.
Your medical professional may also:
- Evaluate your general health status and any pre-existing health conditions or risk factors.
- Discuss your available options.
- Examine and measure your face.
- Take photographs.
- Recommend a course of treatment.
- Discuss likely outcomes of using soft tissue fillers and any risks or potential complications.
Your medical professional will carefully explain:
- Your course of treatment.
- The type of filler recommended in your case and why.
- Expected results.
- The longevity of the result.
Be sure to ask questions to help, we have prepared a check list of questions to ask during your dermal fillers consultation.
Use this check-list as a guide during your dermal fillers consultation:
- Were you trained specifically in the field of aesthetic procedures?
- Are you registered with the Health Professional Counsel of South Africa (HPCSA)?
- Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
- What will be expected of me to get the best results?
- Where and how will you perform my procedure?
- How long of a recovery period can I expect and what kind of help will I need during my recovery?
- What are the risks and complications associated with dermal fillers?
- How are complications handled?
- How can I expect my skin to look overtime?
- What are my options if I am dissatisfied with the cosmetic outcome of my procedure?
- Do you have before-and-after photos I can look at for each procedure and what results are reasonable for me?
- What will further costs implications be, should I need further treatments?
- What other aesthetic treatments could be done in combination with dermal fillers to obtain optimal results?
Dermal fillers are used for:
- Frown lines
- Droopy brow tails
- Hollow temples
- Hollowness under the eyes
- Refining the nasal shape and tip
- Volumising the cheeks
- Droopy mouth corners
- Lipstick Lines
- Lipstick Lines
- Nasolabial folds & smile lines
- Marionette lines
- Defining the jaw line
- Defining the chin & filling a deep chin crease
- Pre-jowl sulcus
- Rejuvenating the hands
- Hydrating the skin of the neck and decolletage
Use Dermal Fillers for the Eyes to Achieve Superior Facial Contouring
Dermal fillers can be used to achieve superior facial contouring without subjecting you to the risks associated with invasive plastic surgery. Two non-surgical procedures that use injectable dermal fillers can provide you with a young and fresh appearance by reducing or eliminating the bags under your eyes, dark circles around your eyes and sunken eyes.
Bags Under the Eyes
If you are suffering from bags under your eyes, dermal fillers do an excellent job of filling in the curves between them and your upper cheeks. This creates a smooth area and a natural-looking contour that can take years off your appearance. For more effective treatment, deep injections can also be made between the cheeks and the lower orbital rim, which helps your skin create its own connective tissue. Several techniques can be used in this procedure.
Circles Around the Eyes and Sunken Eyes
The procedure for treating dark circles around the eyes and sunken eyes is very similar to the one for treating bags under the eyes. A fully licensed healthcare provider will inject a dermal filler into your upper cheeks just below the infra-orbital rims of your eyes to create shapely and youthful contours. This drastically reduces or eliminates the gaunt and hollow appearance that these signs of ageing create. Although the specific cause of these problems has not been clearly identified, the majority of patients report that they are pleased with these non-invasive procedures.
Dermal Fillers for Cheeks
In the cosmetic industry, there are a number of non-surgical treatment options available to decrease the signs of ageing. Cheeks frequently begin to sag and wrinkle as you age. We offer dermal fillers to counteract drooping cheeks, lines and wrinkles.
The Best Dermal Filler for Cheeks
The Benefits of Dermal Fillers are they decrease the signs of ageing in multiple facial areas by adding volume to the regions that are sagging as well as filling in wrinkles and lines. When you have a specific section of your face that requires attention, be sure to assess the different dermal filler options that are available.
Enhance the beauty of your lips with lip fillers
Our lips and mouth are an indicator of our emotions and fuller lips have always been associated with youth and beauty. As part of the natural ageing process the composition of our lips and surrounding structures alter. From the peak of fullness in your 20's the lips start showing changes; from between the ages of 30-40 along with other factors such as gravity, genetics and smoking, the mouth may appear to look 'sad mouthed' or drooping. It may even have lipstick bleed lines and flattening of the cupids bow all culminating in the lips looking less defined.
Benefits of dermal filler face-lifts
- Immediate results and you can resume your normal duties immediately after treatment.
- Tailored to your individual needs to achieve a more refreshed version of you.
- Safe, non-invasive, non-permanent and will naturally break down over time.
- Unlike surgical solutions treatments can be adjusted as you age, so you are never frozen in time and always look natural.
- Little or no down time.
All our photographs of before and after treatment results are examples only, and do not constitute an implied or any other kind of guarantee of the result of treatment procedures. Results can vary significantly between our clients. All our treatment results are subject to the individualities of each client.
Furthermore, all treatment procedures carry potential risks and complications which are described in detail in our treatment consents forms. These may include, but are not limited to, bleeding, infection, asymmetry, dissatisfaction with the result and the expense of further treatments to manage a complication (patient forms). If you have any questions regarding these potential risks and complications. Please discuss them with our doctors or aesthetic therapist prior to treatments.
Before undergoing a treatment, please be sure that you understand that YOUR actual results will likely VARY SIGNIFICANTLY from other patient’s results, including their BEFORE & AFTER photos.
This is quite important to understand — that EVEN when you feel that you look very similar to another client in their BEFORE images, your results will likely vary significantly — because you are a unique person. Every individual has NOT only a completely unique physique, but also uniquely individualistic body healing capacities, scarring tendencies and recovery processes — some of which are unpredictable even in very-healthy patients who rest adequately and do ALL the other right things before and after their procedure.
Please be noted, our doctors and aesthetic therapists offer you our highest expertise in our aesthetic procedures.