Dermal fillers are a non-surgical method for treating areas of the skin where hollows have formed. Dermal fillers can be synthetic or natural substances which are gel-like in appearance and which are injected into the dermis for the purpose of boosting soft tissues. Dermal fillers help to bring back this volume.
Dermal fillers assist to soften wrinkle lines and folds. The most common areas where dermal fillers are sought are:
Tear trough area
Dermal fillers are equally suitable for both men and women. Recent years have seen a steady increase in men seeking to maintain themselves in this way as well as their female counterparts.
The results are dependent on how deep the wrinkle lines are, how many treatments are taken to fill the specific areas and how well individual skin types respond to the treatment.
There are a number of factors which may lead to aging whether caused naturally or due to the environment. Facial fat loss, loss of collagen in the skin or laxity of facial muscles are natural causes. Environmental contributions can be as a result of sun damage, poor diet and hydration, or alcohol, smoking and use of sunbeds.
The dermal fillers used at HPIK are hyaluronic acid based. Aging causes loss of hyaluronic acid which is present in most human tissue and injecting dermal fillers helps hydrate skin and restore some of the plumpness we take for granted in our youth.