What Are Facial Fillers And How Do They Work?
What are facial fillers used for?
Facial fillers, or dermal fillers, are used in facial aesthetic treatments designed to add volume, smooth lines and lift or contour certain areas of the face. The huge popularity of fillers is largely thanks to their minimally invasive nature. Whereas plastic surgery involves going under general anaesthetic and takes weeks to recover from, fillers usually take under an hour to be safely applied and you’ll be back to normal - so you can get them done on your lunch break and still head out for dinner on a Friday night.
They’re also a great choice for a natural result since most clients of dermal fillers want some simple enhancement to their natural beauty rather than a whole new face - fillers can be as subtle as you want them to be, and an initial consultation with your doctor can help ease any concerns you have. At Ouronyx, we’re focused on restoring what’s been lost as our clients have aged and revitalising the natural look, rather than changing appearances. Fillers help us to achieve this easily, with minimal pain nor discomfort.
How do facial fillers work?
As we get older, our body produces less collagen, which is a protein that helps retain skin elasticity. This can cause loss of definition and sagging skin, as well as fine lines and wrinkles. Fillers work to gently target areas where elasticity, bone density/support or fat has been lost. They are usually based on hyaluronic acid, naturally exists in the body, acting as a cushion and lubricant around the tissues and joints, and it’s loved by skincare experts for its moisture-boosting properties when applied topically as a serum. By getting facial fillers, the substance injected into the skin mimics hyaluronic acid to instantly smooth the skin and give a plumping effect by attracting water molecules - done right, it’ll look more like you’ve had an incredible facial than injections
They also fade over time (fillers generally last six to eighteen months) as the body reabsorbs the acids and are easily reversible with an equally simple procedure, so if you decide fillers aren’t right for you, it can be reversed or you can let them gradually dissolve. Since the body naturally produces hyaluronic acid, there’s no recognised risk of an allergic reaction (although this will all be discussed with your provider beforehand), and they won’t require regular top-ups since the effects of filler can last up to eighteen months.
Fillers are a fantastic way to give the face a boost, gently target areas of concern, and let you feel your best! Ouronyx takes a holistic approach to fillers, where our passionate aesthetic doctors work with you to create a personal treatment to enhance your features, not mask them, leaving you looking and feeling renewed.
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