#3: Dermal Fillers – Where can they be used?
Dermal fillers such as Restylane, Perlane and Juvederm are used to soften wrinkles and other facial lines. Aurora’s nurse specialist Libby Stewart explains that they are often used on the face to soften mouth to nose lines and marionette lines which come downwards away from the corner of the mouth.
Hello my name’s Libby Stewart I’m Aesthetic Nurse Practitioner here at Aurora Clinics.
So who is suitable for treatment with dermal filler and where would you expect dermal fillers to be placed? Well the who is quite simple. Most people are suitable for treatment with a dermal filler. Obviously treatments have never been approved in ladies who are expecting babies so we have no data to support that and wouldn’t treat anyone who was pregnant. There are certain auto-immune diseases and people with recurrent sore throats etc that we would keep an eye on, but these are not particularly contra-indicated and we would discuss this when taking your medical history during your consultation. The treatments are perfectly safe as we are using a natural product which is biodegradable and would only expect to last in the body for about nine to twelve months. It is something which the body is able to break down quite naturally, and whilst perhaps this might not seem great if you have to keep getting your treatment done every year, it does mean that you get a nice fresh result and ideas of beauty changes, and your face changes around it, the hyaluronic acid filler only stays in place whilst it is suitable for that particular area.
Most people who present at clinic are concerned about the lines that come between the nose and the mouth here which are called the nasal labial lines. These are the ones which really sort of show the sign of ageing first as we lose our fat pads here underneath our cheeks and that skin has nowhere to go but downwards and can cause that very deep crevasse there and those fill out very nicely with hyaluronic acid fillers and really produce a very startlingly good result which is immediate to see.
Other places that we can use the hyaluronic acid in the face are the areas here which are called the oral commissures where we have the volume loss here that again is created by the aging face, and this can be padded out to the natural volume that was apparent in the more youthful face. Lines which ladies really hate are the ones going between the corners of the lips here down towards the jaw which are called the marionette lines, which give the appearance of a sort of puppet-like face, and with a little more volume in here and the relieving of the creases here really do help restore that balance.
Fillers can be used to restore volume in places like the cheeks where perhaps you want more volume than you used too have in that part, so we can use it for creating a sculptured look as well as just re-creating what you had before.
If you would like any more information on this please contact us here at the clinic on 01844 214 362 or via the website. Thank you.