Dermal Fillers are naturally occurring Hyaluronic acids that provide a beautiful softness, assist in skin hydration, and provide skin elasticity with youthful contours and volume.
Dermal Fillers are a liquid facelift without the side effects of surgery. Dermal fillers are used to plump, lift and hydrate the skin. They are also used to soften deep lines and provide a smoother more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are a natural-forming sugar molecule which is found in the eyes, joints, and skin.
Dermal Filler treatments include facial rejuvenation, correction of fine lines and wrinkles, lip augmentation, sculpting and volume replacement. Common areas that can be treated with fillers include cheeks, temples, jaw, chin and lips.
From our late 20s, our skin starts to age. First, wrinkles appear around our eyes and mouth. They gradually become deeper and turn into distinctly visible folds. Over the years, proportions shift and volume reduces. Cheeks sink downwards, the chin goes limp, the jawline begins to sag and the face becomes broader towards the bottom. Our face loses its contours, and it is just not as taut and smooth as it used to be.
Over time, our hands can also give away our age. Veins and bones become increasingly visible on the back of the hand as the fatty layer beneath the skin become thinner. Very often we look older than we feel.
There is a variety of Dermal Fillers on the market today. These range from those lasting six-nine months, others up to a year and some that last up to two years, and then permanent fillers.
At Ever Young we avoid injecting any filler that lasts any longer than up to two years. The common mantra in the Appearance Medicine world is permanent fillers = permanent problems. We don’t want anyone to have any permanent problems. If you would like to discuss a permanent solution to your dermal filler issues, contact us.
Ever Young nurses like the Swiss brands of fillers that feel softer and are more natural in your face than some others. They inject Hyaluronic Acid Fillers, as seen in the Hyaluronic Acid portion of the website, and Radiesse, which contains tiny Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in an aqueous gel carrier, which you can learn all about in the Radiesse section.
We like Hyaluronic Acid Fillers because if there is anything you don’t like, which is extremely rare, we can hyalase the filler out. This means we inject something that dissolves the filler easily. Also, these fillers have a beautiful softness to them which feels totally natural in your skin. Hyaluronic acids are naturally occurring in the body so your body naturally breaks them down over time. Also, Hyaluronic acid assists in skin hydration by attracting and holding water, and also combines collagen and elastin, to provide skin structure and elasticity.
It’s the presence of collagen, hyaluronic acid and lipids under the skin that gives the face youthful contours and volume. One of the main changes to occur over time is the loss of this volume. Our cheeks, for example, are smoothest and most voluminous when we are babies. A young-looking face can be compared to an egg with the narrower part of the egg facing downwards. When we are young we have a fine, defined jaw line, with smooth contours, and our cheeks and upper face are full of volume. The overall shape and contour of the face do, however, change with age. As we get older, the egg can start to turn upside down. This is because over time we gradually lose facial volume, and as our skin becomes thinner, the effects of gravity can become apparent.
This is also known as the triangle of beauty. When you are in your youth, the broad part of the triangle is the forehead and the shadows of the face go upwards. However, as we age, it turns upside down, and the weight of our face is at the bottom. If your injector has a good aesthetic eye, she/he can turn your triangle back the right way up, and make you look many years younger, and give you a more youthful, beautiful you. Ever Young nurses have experience with skin and facial structures and dermatology, giving them all a very good understanding of facial structure, proportion and anatomy. All the Ever Young nurses always base their aesthetic work on the Golden Ratio, the mathematical and artistic concepts connected to perfect proportions for beauty.
Consultations for Dermal Fillers are free with all our nurses, where they can discuss your treatment and what is best to specifically improve your facial orientations. Dermal Fillers can only be injected by a Registered Medical Professional.
When you frown or squint, you tense muscles in your face, forming deep creases in your forehead and around your eyes. These movements are often habitual and frequent, resulting in fixed wrinkles. Botulinum toxin works by preventing the injected muscles from receiving the nerve signals that tell you to tense up. With prolonged use, this weakens the muscles, reducing wrinkles, and in time the habit of frowning may even diminish.
Botulinum toxin doesn’t affect your ability to feel sensation, so after an injection, though you can’t tense the muscle, the skin feels normal when touched. While the toxin is taking effect you may experience unfamiliar sensations. As new nerve endings grow, the ability to move the muscle returns.Botulinum toxin is injected into the specific muscles responsible for the problems. There will be a stinging sensation during the injection.
To limit the spread of the toxin from its required position, for 4 hours after:
- Do not massage the area
- Do not exercise vigorously
- Remain in an upright position: Do not lie down
For the next hour after treatment, it works faster and much more effectively if you use the muscles treated as much as possible. Some studies have shown that if you use the muscles as much as possible for 2 hours before treatment as well, it improves its effectiveness.
It is useful to avoid massaging the area for a week or two after the injection, so we recommend not having any beauty treatments, such as facials, for at least 2 weeks after treatment.
In general, you will start to notice a reduction in muscle power within 3-5 days, with the greatest reduction in 2-6 weeks. Some of the wrinkles will disappear when the muscle is weakened and others will fade slowly as the skin remodels over several weeks. Untreated muscles will be able to move, as usual, allowing normal facial expressions.
The effect of the injection lasts for different lengths of time in different people, but most people will require a repeat treatment every 3 to 5 months. When you first begin having treatments you might feel like it has worn off very quickly – the frown muscles should be close to immobilised at 2 weeks, but about 2 weeks after that you will begin to move more and more until at approximately 3-4 months following treatment you are fully moving again – the treatment results do get better as you have more sessions.
NOTE: All before and after photos are from the Ever Young website, these are genuine untouched photographs of their patients. Because results may vary from patient to patient the photos provide guidance only to the possible results. Your individual results may vary from those seen in the photographs for a variety of reasons. All before and after photographs are © Ever Young.