You don't need to go under the surgeon's knife to reduce the appearance of fine lines and restore lost volume to your face.

Dermal fillers are a powerful yet convenient and relatively straightforward tool for those looking to reclaim a youthful appearance. In line with our clinic's dedication to natural beauty, Dr Hala Aesthetics have perfected their use to strategically add volume and augment facial features to underline and enhance your existing good looks.

Wonder how dermal fillers work, any potential side affects you need to be aware of and what you should do following a treatment? This quick guide by Dr Hala Aesthetics will clear all this up, helping you to consider if dermal fillers are right for you.

Why does the skin age?

Collagen Loss 

Collagen is the scaffolding that provides our skin with structure and plumpness. As we age, collagen production slows down, leading to a loss of elasticity and the formation of wrinkles.

Hyaluronic Acid Decline 

Hyaluronic acid acts like a sponge, holding moisture within the skin, keeping it hydrated and supple. However, hyaluronic acid levels also decrease with age, contributing to dryness and the development of fine lines.

Slower Cell Turnover 

Our skin constantly renews itself by generating new skin cells at the surface. With age, this process slows down, leading to a buildup of dead skin cells, making the skin appear dull and uneven.

Reduced Blood Flow 

As we age, blood flow to the skin diminishes. This reduced circulation deprives the skin of essential nutrients and oxygen, hindering its ability to repair itself and maintain a healthy glow.

These factors all work together to create the visible signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and a loss of facial volume.

 

How can dermal fillers help?

Dermal fillers work like scaffolds that shore up against the decrease of these substances, effectively restoring a youthful fullness to the face.

 

  • Hyaluronic Acid - Considered the "gold standard" of fillers, HA mimics the body's natural hyaluronic acid. These fillers excel at plumping and hydrating the skin, making them ideal for addressing fine lines, wrinkles, and mild volume loss.  Think of them as moisture magnets, restoring a youthful dewiness and smoothing out those pesky lines.
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite - For those seeking longer-lasting results, CaHA fillers are the champions.  These fillers offer extended longevity, making them perfect for adding volume to areas like the cheeks and jawline. 
  • Poly-L-Lactic Acid - PLLA fillers take a more indirect approach. Instead of immediate volume, they act as a gentle nudge to your body's natural collagen production. Over time, PLLA stimulates your own collagen synthesis, providing a gradual and natural-looking volumizing effect.

 

Are there any side effects to dermal fillers?

Consisting of little more than an injection, dermal fillers are a very straightforward procedure. With that said, there can be some minor side effects include:

  • Brusing
  • Tenderness
  • Itching
  • Swelling
  • Redness

This is why the Dr Hala Aesthetics approach starts with an in-depth consultation with an experienced medical professional. Dr Hala will assess your medical history, discuss your desired outcome and, if they would be suitable for your situation, choose the most appropriate fillers for your needs. This case-by-case approach minimises potential risks and ensures natural-looking results.

 

In conclusion…

Dermal fillers provide a safe and effective way to address wrinkles, enhance facial features, and restore a youthful appearance.

Looking to find out if they would be a good fit you for? Schedule a consultation with Dr Hala today. 

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