What are face fillers?

Updated: Apr 10

Face fillers are a way of enhancing the natural shape and contour of your face. They can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles that may appear as the natural process of ageing.

What are they made from?

Dermal fillers are made from the substance that naturally occurs in your skin to keep it plump and elastic. This substance is called hyaluronic acid and it is produced in large quantities in youth. As we age, the skin naturally loses its elasticity as hyaluronic acid production slows down. As the skin loses its elasticity, this can result in the development of fine lines and wrinkles in the face as the skin in the creases of the face can no longer ‘bounce back’ in the way it used to.

Why do they help?

Fillers for the face are therefore a way of restoring the youthful elasticity and plumpness in order to restore the natural contour of the face. When we are young, our faces naturally have more volume towards the top and middle of the face compared to the bottom. This usually means more plumpness in the cheeks, tapering off to a thinner, defined jawline and chin.

As we age, the balance in the face changes and this results in a more aged appearance. Dermal fillers are a way of restoring the volume lost in the face during aging in order to attain a more youthful appearance.

Where can you have filler?

There are different types of fillers depending on where the filler is going to be placed. A good aesthetic practitioner will know which types of hyaluronic acid to place where in order to achieve a natural, youthful appearance. Some of the most popular treatments are eye bag filler, also known as ‘tear trough’ filler, lip fillers and cheek filler. In reality, the best results are achieved when a combination of treatments, including face filler and anti-wrinkle treatments such as Botox, are tailored to the individual patient.

Our clinic in Sherwood, Nottingham delivers fillers and anti-wrinkle treatments, only ever by a doctor. Book online here today. No deposits. No fuss.

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