As we age, our skin changes. Over time the natural volume of youthful skin begins to diminish as wrinkles and folds form.
A more natural youthful look than the tell signs of surgery is plump and hydrated skin, which can only be achieved by adding volume.
Certain products can be used to induce collagen growth in the skin to alleviate sunken facial contours whilst restoring volume in the upper half of the face or chin and jowls.
This is an injectable material containing skin smoothing microparticles that help lift and smooth deep lines, wrinkles and furrows and is ideal for facial contouring and restoring youthful volume lost as a result of ageing.
It provides immediate, long lasting results -more than a year- with minimal downtime compared to more invasive procedures as fat injections, cheek implants and is suitable for facial sculpting, for increasing definition of high cheek bones or creating a more pronounced chin. It can also be used for restoring facial volume where cheeks, for example, have become hollow as a result of ageing and loss of fatty tissue.
The product is a crystal clear gel made from a natural substance which occurs naturally in our bodies and attracts water to hydrate the cells and fibres of the skin. As we age the natural hyaluronic acid in our skin depletes and becomes less efficient. As a result our skin loses its natural elasticity, volume and buoyancy. As well as improving facial contours, the skin texture also improves in the treated areas.
This treatment also has the advantages of having long lasting results, whilst not permanent treatment, degrading naturally and safely over time. Further sessions of injecting can be scheduled six weeks later as collagen growth usually occurs over this period of time. Most patients may choose to have a single maintenance treatment 18 months to 2 years after their initial treatments.