Dermal fillers are the gold standard when it comes to treating volume loss – an early sign of aging caused by the gradual loss of collagen, elastic tissue, bone and even fat, that act as supporting structures of the skin. Dermal fillers are injectable gels made from hyaluronic acid, a substance made from sugar molecules and found naturally in our bodies. At Dermetics we use Juvederm®,Restylane® and Emervel®, leading brands of hyaluronic acid fillers that have longstanding track records for safety and for the natural look they provide when expertly injected. Treatments are often combined with Botox ® and are done exclusively by Dr. Muhn and Dr. Rosen who are renowned for their ability to safely achieve incredible, natural looking results. Commonly treated areas include lips, cheeks, under the eyes and the lines between the nose and mouth.
HOW THEY WORK
Dermal fillers are injected under the skin using a fine needle or cannula. Injections sites can be pre-treated with a topical anaesthetic to minimize any discomfort, and most fillers also contain lidocaine, making injections virtually painless. Side effects can vary from patient to patient and may include mild swelling and occasionally bruising which subside within a few days. Touch ups are sometimes done after one or two weeks as results settle.
Before your treatment Dr. Muhn or Dr. Rosen will carefully assess your facial anatomy to determine where volume is required. As dermatologists they understand of the complex underlying structures of the face and how it ages and use advanced techniques that safely restore and maintain your faces’ youthful contours without ever looking unnatural or overfilled. The effects from dermal filler injections are immediate and impressive. Results can last between 6 and 18 months as the product is slowly broken down and absorbed by the body.