WHAT ARE FACIAL FILLERS?
Facial fillers (otherwise known as dermal fillers) are injectable gels used to restore or add volume to the face. These gels are made from hyaluronic acid which secretly holds the key to smoother, plumped up skin and lips.
In fact, our own skin cells actually produce hyaluronic acid naturally in a bid to maintain moisture levels. In the skin hyaluronic acid attracts water, which allows the skin to become more hydrated, appear more plump and smooth. But, thanks to ageing and environmental aggressors, to name just a few things our faces are exposed to on a daily basis, those natural levels tend to take a bit of a dip. Coupled with the other age related changes we see where the fat, muscles, bone, and skin in our face begin to thin, this loss of volume leads to either a sunken or sagging appearance of the face, fine lines, wrinkles, folds, and thin lips.
Injectable hyaluronic acid is used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, facial folds, and to create structure, framework, and volume to the face and lips. The effects of injectable hyaluronic acid are seen immediately.
Fillers vary in density (thickness), which determines the area they can be used in and what they’re designed for, whether that is to provide lift or contouring, create symmetry, fill in lines or deep folds, or enhance a particular feature such as the lips.
The non-permanent range of JUVÉDERM® fillers have durable, long-lasting results (up to 24 months, depending on the particular JUVÉDERM® filler and the areas treated), but your body is able to break the filler down naturally and eventually the results will fade.