Like to know more about facial fillers? Featured in an interview with The West Australian’s Mind+Body liftout, Assure Cosmetic Centre cosmetic nurse Robyn Hindmarsh says dermal filler treatment is ideal for facial ageing. In the article, Robyn answers some of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to filler injections.
“A side effect of ageing is that collagen levels in the dermal layer of the skin decrease, so the skin can weaken, and lose fullness and elasticity,” says Robyn. “A slowdown in collagen production occurs from about age 30, which is when many people can begin to notice sagging, fine lines and wrinkles. It is important to understand that changes occur, not only to the skin, but also to the layers below, in the fat layers, muscle and bone.”
“If facial ageing concerns you, then dermal fillers may be an ideal treatment option,” Robyn says.
While dermal fillers can help reduce wrinkles and fine lines, they can also replace volume loss caused by ageing, she explains.
“They are commonly used in lips, around the mouth and in the cheek area. In addition they are used in many other areas of the face,” she says. “Using dermal fillers in the mid-face area can reshape the face by restoring volume. Cheeks can be enhanced and the overall contour of the face can be improved.”
Will dermal filler results look natural?
“The short answer is yes — providing you aren’t over-treated,” Robyn says.
“When having dermal fillers for the first time, patients are often concerned that other people will notice they may look different or ‘have had work done’. A treatment done in moderation, if administered by an experienced practitioner, will result in subtle changes that are difficult to detect.
“The goal should be for friends and family to comment on how well you look or how refreshed you appear.”
How often are dermal fillers needed?
“A dermal filler treatment takes about an hour. The cosmetic effect is evident immediately. True results are seen in two to three weeks when swelling has settled and the filler fully integrates into the tissue,” says Robyn.
“Dermal fillers last anywhere from six months to two years, depending on the area treated and the type of filler used.
“If you decide to stop using dermal fillers, over time the product gradually breaks down and reduces in the skin. The facial skin and tissue will return to their previous pre-treatment state and the ageing process will continue as normal.”
Read more about Assure Cosmetic Centre’s dermal filler treatments or request a booking with a cosmetic nurse to discuss your suitability for the treatment.
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