Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

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.

 

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Dermal Fillers
Lip enhancement – The lip body is injected to enhance the pout. The dermal filler everts the lip outwards so that more of it shows. The vermilion border is also a common area that is enhanced with dermal fillers. The vermilion border is the junction between the white and red part of the lips. By injecting dermal fillers in this area, it is possible to define the lips, similar to wearing lip liner. It gives the lip no more volume, but outlines the border to make it clearer. The philtrum consists of the two lines in the centre of the upper lip that connects to the nose. By enhancing this double-ridge, it is possible to give the upper lip more shape and curve, enhancing the sensuality of the lips. The cupid’s bow, or the V shaped area in the centre of the upper lip can also be enhanced with dermal fillers. This makes the V more pronounced. Done in conjunction with the philtrum, it can achieve a pleasant overall shape to the upper lip. It is important to have lips that fit your face appropriately. Over-enhancing lips creates a false or unnatural appearance. Avoiding the ‘trout pout’ or ‘ducky lips’, which is often created by inexperienced injectors, is our priority.

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.