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The Benefits Of Soft Tissue Fillers For A More Youthful Look

Sep 15, 2017 10:30:00 AM / by Mr. Fuan Chan

Some of the most common concerns people have about the signs of ageing from their 30s onwards are in relation to a lack of volume in certain areas of the face. As we get older, the underlying structure of the skin starts to weaken somewhat and collagen levels decline. This results in a sagging or loss of volume in areas such as the cheeks or around the eye area. It can have a visible ageing effect on the complexion as a whole and can make someone look much older than they are.

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Dermal fillers are a very effective temporary way to tackle issues like these. When used with a restrained hand and an aesthetic eye, they can not only address the lack of volume in particular areas, but also result in an overall refresh of the face.

They can restore a plump youthfulness to the complexion as they fill up any deflated areas, and are also good for plumping up fine lines and wrinkles such as around the labiomental crease between the lower lip and chin. On top of that, they are also commonly used to fill out the lip area to prevent them from thinning too much and giving an aged effect.

Sometimes referred to as injectibles, dermal fillers tend to be comprised of hyaluronic acid. We have hyaluronic acid naturally in our bodies and it gives that fresh plumpness so evident in young skin.

Hyaluronic acid can absorb up to 1,000 times its own body weight in water, which is widely used in soft tissue fillers. There are various brands on the market and there are different types of filler available. For example, they can vary in thickness, and each one is designed for a purpose or works well on a particular issue.

Thinner fillers work well to fill in the fine lines around the mouth, while a thicker, more viscous formulation is better for filling larger depressed areas. Some work deeper in the skin while some are more effective closer to the surface of the skin.

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Most practitioners use a combination of the various types of filler to work best with each patient’s particular concerns. Teosyal is one of the more popular brands and I find it extremely good to work with. It is a range of biodegradable dermal fillers manufactured in Switzerland and is one of the forerunners in the industry with the products designed to help reduce the risk of hypersensitivity reactions.

They have a dual-pronged effect; they increase hydration on the surface of the skin, boosting suppleness and softness, and also help to fill in the gaps between cells in the deeper layers, plumping up lines and temporarily restoring lost volume.

All fillers are administered using a syringe and fine needles – the depth of the injection varies depending on the type of hyaluronic acid gel being used and what the aim of the treatment is.

The most important thing to remember regarding non-surgical facial rejuvenation with fillers is that the results should look natural and in keeping with the rest of the features. This is why selecting a practitioner who has a lot of experience – and can show you before and after images of previous clients, ideally – is key for results that you can be happy with.

If you are interested in dermal fillers or any other non-surgical facial rejuvenation treatment, arrange a consultation to discuss the best options for you.

Meanwhile, download our new eBook on the Ten Year Beauty Plan to see how you can effectively fight the signs of ageing for longer.

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