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What are dermal fillers?
As the name suggests, dermal fillers are used essentially to fill out the skin. In actual fact, they can be used under the skin to add volume to key areas of the face, as well as within the skin to fill individual lines or scars.
Don’t think dermal fillers are just used to make lips and cheeks bigger. Well placed, subtle dermal fillers can reverse many of the effects of ageing in a natural way.
Why are dermal fillers so important?
As you age, the key change that happens to your face is volume loss. This is loss of fat from the fat pads that give the face its rounded curves of youth, and loss of bone from the skull. Together, these volume losses cause the temples to hollow, the cheeks to deflate and sag, and loss of a youthful strong jawline. The face loses its width and curves and becomes elongated and more oblong or square or scalloped in shape. Folds develop at the corners of the nose and mouth. Evidence shows us that faces do not primarily droop or sag with age, they deflate. The answer is to replenish the lost volume with dermal fillers.
Will I look strange after dermal fillers are used?
This is a very common concern. We have all seen people who have overfilled cheeks or lips. The important thing to remember is that these cases have had far too much filler. At Envisage Clinic, we always err on the side of caution, aiming to achieve subtle, natural results. Good dermal filler treatment should be imperceptible and just give a natural rejuvenating effect. We always say you should look your best, but never look “done”. Remember, you are always in charge, and treatments can be performed in small increments until you achieve the desired result.
What about men?