There are many factors that can contribute to facial wrinkles from the environment we live in to our facial expressions. As we age, the skins elasticity reduces allowing wrinkles to form. Injectable fillers help to reduce these wrinkles. But how do they do this and how do I know if they are right for me?
If a face or brow lift sounds too drastic for you then injectable fillers, like Juvéderm, may be more suitable for you. Wrinkles are caused by the skin becoming loose and sagging leading to wrinkles and fine lines forming around the eyes, the mouth and the forehead. Known as ‘Laughter Lines’ and ‘Crows Feet’, women have long used many creams and serums to hold back the onslaught of ageing due to their lifestyle. If you are not seeing results with these then something more intense and with a proven success rate would be the next step.
Unlike Botox, which freezes the muscles to prevent movement, fillers are used to plump up the skin to make it appear crease free and youthful. With over 70 different types of filler on the market, they are often classified in two ways: ฉีดสลายฟิลเลอร์
•Temporary injectable fillers
•Semi-permanent or permanent injectable fillers
Temporary injectable fillers are just that; temporary and they contain either collagen or hyaluronic acid. These fillers are created to mimic the natural collagen in the skin, making it appear plumper. Collagen is a naturally occurring connective tissue and hyaluronic acid occurs between the skin cells that binds moisture and provides fullness. Both collagen and hyaluronic acid injectable dermal fillers are created in a lab with collagen fillers requiring an allergy test before a procedure as they are typically made of collagen derived from cows or pigs.
Semi-permanent and permanent injectable fillers are used to correct much deeper facial creases and help to restore volume in large areas. They are injected deep within the soft tissue of the skin for more long-lasting results.
Injectable fillers may be used to correct a variety of cosmetic concerns. Along with wrinkles and fine lines they are also used to help plump up thin lips, acne scars and dark or puffy under-eye bags. They are best and most commonly used by the over 45’s although the number of women in their thirties having fillers is increasing as the later you leave it, the more treatment you are likely to require as women having fillers in their forties and fifties tend to have them alongside other procedures such as cosmetic peels and cosmetic surgery.
After the treatment you may experience a few days of slight swelling and redness along with possible discomfort before things return to normal and the swelling subsides which is similar to what you would experience if you had Botox treatment. You may look and feel slightly odd afterwards but once the filler has had chance to settle you are guaranteed results you will love.
Temporary fillers last up to a year before they are broken down by the body, with semi-permanent fillers lasting up to two years. Permanent fillers can last for up to 10 years or more.
Always talk to a professional before having any treatments to ensure you get the right treatment in the right areas for you.