What are injectable fillers?
Dermal fillers help to restore youthful volume and diminish facial lines by hydrating soft tissue areas such as the cheeks, nose and jawline. By erasing wrinkles and contouring the skin, fillers bring definition to these areas, while also plumping up lips, elevating eyebrows, and smoothing out the forehead for an overall younger, more energized appearance.
How do injectable fillers work?
As we age, our faces naturally lose a layer of tissue immediately beneath the skin called subcutaneous fat. This diminishes the natural volume of the face, while also making wrinkles and lines more apparent due to facial muscles sitting closer to the skin. Dermal fillers contain a natural complex sugar found in all living cells called hyaluronic acid (HA) which helps to retain water. The treatment is administered to the face via injection and works by targeting the protective layer of tissue above the subcutaneous fat – known as the dermis – to help attract water, hydrate the skin and increase the volume and density of the face.