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Rejuvenation with Dermal fillers

Dermal fillers can be used to replace lost volume and to enhance facial features. Modern day fillers contain hyaluronic acid which is the natural filler and moisturiser of our bodies. It attracts water and pumps up the skin. The uses of filler include:

  • Lip Augmentation
  • Skin hydration
  • Volume replacement
  • Facial Sculpting
  • Reducing lines and folds

All the dermal fillers used by Essex Aesthetics are composed of hyaluronic acid and are reversible. The old types of fillers using such things as silicone or collagen are not used at all.

Factors contributing to the aging face

  • The outer skin layer thins and moisture is lost leading to visible thinness and dryness
  • Less collagen is made and the elasticity reduces – causing sagging of the skin and wrinkles
  • The fat below the skin shrinks which results in more sagging and wrinkling as volume is lost
  • With aging bone volume is lost – leading to less support for the overlying skin and tissues
  • Muscles relax and sag under the skin
  • The muscles of facial expression in the forehead and around the eyes and mouth that cause dynamic wrinkles have experienced prolonged use over time and as the elasticity of the overlying skin has also diminished with time the lines that once only occurred when the muscles were used now are there permanently
  • Gravity gradually pulls downwards over time fighting the diminishing elasticity in our skin and this eventually leading to sagging of our brows, cheeks, lips and jowls
  • Sun damage accelerates this and also produces changes in the pigmentation of the skin leading to sunspots and freckles and other sorts of hyperpigmentation
  • Smoking, alcohol, pollution and poor diet worsen all the above effects

Nasolabial folds

These are the natural folds that run from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth, which deepen and get more prominent with aging. Reduction of the depth of the nasolabial fold is a frequently performed dermal filler treatment. Because of the risks, due to the anatomy in the area, blunt ended cannula are always used by Essex Aesthetics which significantly reduces bruising and also any significant complications. After a thorough medical assessment and discussion about your wishes ad expectations your consent will be taken. Numbing cream is applied to the area to be treated to significantly reduce your pain before the filler is introduced under the skin with a cannula. Detailed aftercare instructions are given to you and a follow-up appointment is arranged for 2 weeks later. Usually nasolabial fold filler lasts 6-12 months.

Cheek fillers

With aging comes the progressive loss of subcutaneous fat which causes our cheeks to sink or hollow out. Eventually this leads to that dreaded ‘permanently tired’ and aged look, deepening nasolabial folds and weakening the jaw line. Cheek fillers are a great way to restore the lost volume, structure, and contour while softening the fine lines and wrinkles. The results are rejuvenated cheeks and improved aesthetics in the surrounding areas.

Chin and Jaw fillers

A beautiful look will often depend on the shape of your chin and jawline. Defined chins and jawlines give elegance and radiate confidence whereas less attractive smaller chins and weak jaw lines are often the result of minor, correctable facial imbalances. Chin and Jaw line fillers can dramatically improve the balance and harmony of a patient’s face. Our treatment, after full examination of the face, will aim to correct any issues through enhancement or rejuventation techniques. We’ll then inject fillers to correct and restore balanced proportions, reduce the signs of ageing, and where appropriate and desired, sculpt a more aesthetically pleasing chin and jaw line.

Marionette lines

These are the lines that draw downwards from the corners of the mouth either side of the chin, making the face look sad or angry. Because of downward muscular pull, gravity and loss of elasticity these lines form and deepen as we age. Both downturned corners of the mouth and volume loss can be filled in that area. After numbing cream is applied filler is introduced by needle and/or cannula to the area. Detailed aftercare instructions are given and 2 week follow-up is arranged.

When fillers cannot be given
  • Infection around the site to be filled
  • Active cold sores on the face
  • Known allergy to the filler or local anaesthetic cream
  • Severe multiple allergies or anaphylaxis
  • Pregnancy or breast feeding
  • Anticoagulant therapy
  • Immunocompromise due to illness or steroid use

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