Did you know that Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring substance that is already found in your skin? It helps keep skin plump and hydrated!  Over time our natural HA stores can deplete, causing a loss of volume, which can adversely affect our appearance. One way to combat this loss of volume is with Hyaluronic Acid based Dermal Fillers. HA fillers are typically soft and gel-like, with results lasting 6 to 12 months or longer before the body gradually and naturally absorbs the filler particles. Read on to learn how fillers have evolved over time to become an almost undetectable way to restore a natural aesthetic for those experiencing volume loss, asymmetry or sagging in unwanted areas.

What Is In Filler and How Is It Derived From A Natural Substance?

Hyaluronic Acid Dermal Fillers (injections of Hyaluronic Acid into the underlying layer of your skin, known as the dermis), remain one of the primary treatments for correction of wrinkles, folds and loss of volume that develop with age. They should not be confused with a Wrinkle Relaxer product (i.e. Botox, Dysport), which is most often injected to stop muscle movements that result in wrinkles, as these do not offer the volume restoration, plumping, smoothing and collagen replacement effect of Dermal Fillers.

Hyaluronic Acid is abundantly present naturally in our skin and is one of the essential elements that is lost as we age. Due to its outstanding and unique ability to bind and retain water, it is invaluable for effectively restoring volume to the skin, as well as improving the skin’s hydration and texture.

The Evolution of Fillers

The real evolution of fillers is how and where they are now used, as well as the degree of crosslinking (the chemical process that binds the product into a solid or allows it to be softer).

Since the ‘80s and ‘90s, Dermal Fillers have evolved tremendously, through scientific advancements and product formulations, injection techniques, product placement within the tissues and treatment planning. What once was an “obvious aesthetic enhancement” is now beginning to be seen as a more refined approach, resulting in more natural and sophisticated rejuvenation that assists in a timeless personalized aesthetic.

No longer would we consider the use of permanent fillers (scream!), which not only appear ridiculous but have been proven to be dangerous.

Clients may be surprised to hear of the versatility of the product in this age. Dermal fillers are not just used for cheeks and lips but can be used in almost all areas where we experience loss of volume, for example smokers lines, temples, jaw line, neck creases, under the eyes and even hand rejuvenation.

Dermal Fillers have advanced to an outstanding quality, developed by a new generation of Hyaluronic Acid specially designed to accommodate the dynamic and natural movements of your face.

Who Are Fillers For? 

Fillers are for anyone experiencing a loss of volume to their face or other areas, who want to restore their naturally plump aesthetic. This loss in volume may be contributing to hollowing, wrinkling or sagging in unwanted places. Remember, at SurFACEskin Clinic, we wish to replace the volume you once had, add juicy hydration, or enhance the natural features of clients who are interested in this. All our treatments are done under the careful eye of a trained and experienced Clinical Nurse, to achieve a sophisticated, natural result.

So, Why Would I Get Fillers?

Most of us would like to have healthy, glowing and youthful skin for as long as possible. However, with time, skin undergoes a number of predictable changes that affect its texture, volume and thickness. Indeed, skin and facial aging reflect the combined effects of time, genetics and the environment on soft tissues, such as skin, but also on hard tissues like bone structures.

Fast Facts:

-The overall quality of your skin decreases with the loss of Collagen, Elastin and Hyaluronic Acid

-The loss of facial fat, combined with gravity and repetitive muscle activity can result in the appearance of lines and wrinkles

-The loss of facial bone, muscle tone and thinning skin can give your face a loose, sagging appearance with a less defined contour

HA Filler injections are an attractive treatment option to address age-related changes in skin quality and appearance. Hyaluronic Acid can be injected into our skin to fill and plump specific areas.

We can use them to:

  • Reduce the appearance of wrinkles
  • Restore definition and volume to cheeks
  • Correct facial lines and lip shape
  • Lessen the appearance of sagging
  • Reduce the appearance of depressions in the skin caused by acne scars or injury
  • Improve elasticity and hydration of facial, hand, neck and decolletage skin

Nurse Kim’s Approach 

In cosmetic medicine most patients expect to obtain a natural-looking and balanced outcome.

To achieve this, it is essential for Kim to perform an in-person assessment considering both static and animated facial structure.

When it comes to Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Filler injections, Kim uses an adaptive and efficient technique to inject her patients with the most suitable filler in the right location, to enable it to follow the natural movements of the face.

TEOXANE, our choice of filler product and a leader in injectable fillers worldwide for their science, has developed a unique and scientific approach to allow Kim to achieve optimized results based on the above principles.

If Fillers aren’t for you just yet, our Beauty Booster is a great introduction for those not ready to take the leap to Dermal Fillers.

This powerhouse treatment is a Full Face rejuvenation, applied with micro injections to pump a prescription grade semi-crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid and unique blend of 14 amino acids into the skin. The product is left to lay between your epidermis and basal dermis, allowing your skin cells to feed off this nutrifying infusion for weeks and months to come.

The semi-crosslinked Hyaluronic Acid is compensating for the gradual loss of this naturally occurring substance within the body all while stimulating the production of New Collagen and Elastin to help give the skin its juiciness back and smooth out wrinkles, enhancing the skin’s glow and volume.

So, if you’re ready to take the plunge or just want to further explore what Hyaluronic Acid Fillers can do for you, reach out to us and book a consultation with Nurse Kim to receive a personalized plan tailored to your unique anatomy!

We can’t wait to see you soon!

Love, SurFACEskin Team xx