Dermal fillers can be used as an alternative to – but also in conjunction with – Botox©. Essentially, Dermal fillers are a facial aesthetic treatment that is injected into the skin to lift, contour or create volume. The result is a more symmetrical and youthful appearance.
At Natasha Lucy Clinics, we only use the highest quality dermal fillers that consist of hyaluronic acid, which is a natural product of the human body. As the acid you naturally possess declines with age, it is a simple procedure to replace it with our non-permanent synthesised version.
Hyaluronic acid is a polysaccharide (which is basically a very large sugar!) It occurs in the connective tissue throughout our bodies and about half of it resides in the skin. It is one of the major components of the framework which supports our skin cells, and it also has an important role in retaining moisture. Just one molecule can hold up to a thousand times its own weight in water. Not surprisingly, as age starts to rob us of our supply of hyaluronic acid, our appearance suffers.
Fillers are a particularly useful anti-ageing treatment, reducing the appearance of mild to deep wrinkles and restoring lost volume in areas such as the lower facial region. In addition, dermal fillers can be used to create fuller lips and create a more balanced facial profile, shaping areas such as cheeks, chin and jawline.
When it comes to dermal fillers, we adopt a ‘less is more’ approach and strongly believe in the power of subtle ‘tweakments’ which improve rather than drastically alter your appearance. Dermal fillers are a semi-permanent treatment lasting approximately 6-12 months.