These are used for a variety of areas in the face from lip enhancement and rejuvenation to cheek volumisation, lessening of the naso-labial folds and treating marionette lines. With the appropriate choice of filler, fine lines (static wrinkles) can be diminished and areas of the face that have lost volume with age, such as the cheeks, can be rejuvenated.
Lip rejuvenation – this involves placing dermal fillers into parts of the lip and surrounding lip areas to add volume and reduce surrounding wrinkles. Volume loss of the lips occurs naturally over the years, and volume replacement can result in more youthful looking lips. Treating around the lips may be just as important as filling the lips themselves. For instance, correcting the fine upper lip lines, or lifting the corners of the mouth can all be just as important as enhancement of the lips themselves. Correcting one without the other can lead to an imbalance in the overall appearance of the lips. Dr Stretch assesses each patient individually so that the lips look balanced, natural and are proportional to the rest of the face.
Nasolabial folds – Sun damage, gravity, descent of fat pads, descent of cheeks, volume loss, muscle action and smoking all contribute to the formation of nasolabial folds. These folds, from the nose to the mouth, can be smoothed by the injection of dermal fillers.
Marionette Lines – These lines that run downward from the corners of the mouth can make you look like you’re frowning, even when you’re not. They start out as fine lines, but can turn into deeper creases as we get older and lose facial volume. Dermal fillers fill and help soften these troublesome wrinkles.
Volumising – facial volume loss is one of the key factors in the ageing process. Dermal fillers can help replenish this lost volume and rejuvenate the face. For areas that require volumising, such as the cheeks, thicker and longer lasting products are chosen.