JuvedermImage Dermal fillers are injectable gels that restore volume to areas of the face. Many contain a substance that replicates the actions of a naturally occurring sugar molecule, attracting and holding water to assist with skin hydration. The products can be placed below the skin's surface to provide more youthful contours and smoother skin. Fillers can ‘plump up’ small areas such as the lips and brows and ‘re-volumise’ larger areas like the cheeks and jawline. Sometimes they're used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections, which relax facial muscles, or with other treatments that restore skin tone, to rejuvenate the whole face.
JuvedermImage Dermal fillers come in a range of different consistencies, from very light and soft for delicate and mobile areas like the lips, to denser types that are used in deeper folds, and other weights in between. The area, depth of placement and desired lifting and smoothing properties of the gels will help guide a physician’s choice of filler.
JuvedermImage Dermal fillers produce instant results - a typical first procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes - and you should be able to return to your daily activities right away. Dermal fillers are usually well tolerated and durable, lasting from 9 to 24 months, depending on the product used. Some dermal fillers also contain an anaesthetic, which can reduce discomfort during injection.