Dermal Filler Injection Treatments Cheshire
What can dermal fillers do for you? On this page I will discuss a little of the history of dermal fillers, what has been used in the past compared to the currently available products. How this field has expanded dramatically in recent times and how the lack of regulation has meant than it can be quite hard to know who you should approach for this most important and delicate treatment. Following recent announcements from the Advertising Standards Agency we have removed all before and after pictures from our website as these have been seen as inappropriate. Instead we have replaced them with general images which show the kinds of improvements we can achieve.
Dermal fillers have been used for over a hundred years. Originally autologous fat was removed from elsewhere in the patient and inserted in to the face. This process has been refined over the years and is still available today. Despite this it is not the most reliable of treatments and results can be disappointing.
Recently collagen extracted from bovine or poultry sources has been used very successfully in refilling facial lines. One disadvantage of collagen is that its animal origin makes allergic reactions to the product more common and so a test patch of treatment has been required to ensure a safe treatment.
One of the major components of the ageing face is mid facial volume loss as evidenced in the picture below.
This volume needs to be carefully replaced to produce a soft natural enhancement. Best done with Dermal Fillers. Some degree of skin tightening might be helpful too.
More recently the Hyaluronic Acids have been developed which require no prior testing. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural component of the skin. Approximately 87% of the upper layers of your own skin is Hyaluronic Acid. Manufacturers in Sweden have simply trained some bacteria to manufacture Hyaluronic Acid in large volumes which are made into a gel which is then sterilised and safe to inject into the face. Often termed “Polyfilla for the face” these Hyaluronic Acids are extremely safe. Not all hyaluronics readily available today are made from bacterial sources, however the best ones are. The most popular by far is the Restylane range.
Restylane is fundamentally a Non Animal Stabilised Hyaluronic Acid or NASHA. It comes in several forms and it is most important to choose the right form for the right problem. Your doctor is best placed to advise you about which form is most appropriate for you and many people require several different types dependent on the lines they present with.
The photo below is not the same patient but represents the kinds of natural looking results which can be achieved.
These products are most frequently used to reduce lines in the lower parts of the face especially Nasolabial Folds and Oral Commissures. They are also frequently used for Lip Enhancements and to build up cheek bones.
So we need to be careful and choose your dermal filler specialist wisely. I would recommend a doctor from the British College of Aesthetic Medicine as a minimum. With experience you can get a lot of subtle but very good improvements.
Below is a video in which Dr Cronin explains the use and practice of dermal filler treatments.
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Eternal Youth is proud to offer Dermal Filler Treatments to the people of Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Hale, Stockport, Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, the North West and the whole of the UK.
For more information regarding Dermal Filler Treatments or anything else we offer then contact us or call 0800 999 1009