Hyaluronic acid filler can be used to improve the skin’s volume and reduce collagen loss that results in lines, wrinkles and folds. Hyaluronic acid is naturally produced by our bodies and found in our skin, tissues and cartilage. It provides support and structure to the skin and protects it from damage. With age, lifestyle and environmental factors like sun damage, smoking and poor diet, the production of collagen, elastin and HA deteriorates and our skin can become thinner, dehydrated and less firm, losing its radiance and youthful appearance. Together with wrinkles, one of the more visible signs of ageing is the loss of volume, caused by the reduced production of collagen, elastin and HA and a general change in the face’s bone structure. This may result in a less defined jawline, flatter cheeks, hollow eye bags and thinning lips. HA filler also works in your hands, as the loss of volume that comes as you get older can also make your hands look much older than the rest of you and veins become more prominent, tendons show and bones protrude.
At the Norwich Cosmetic Clinic we use a combination of the FDA approved hyaluronic acid fillers Juvederm and Restylane.
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Fillers are also great to help improve nose shape and smooth lumps and bumps. Over time the dermal filler that has been introduced into the skin’s tissue cross links with the collagen already present and helps to hydrate the surrounding tissues and stimulate the body’s natural production of hyaluronic acid and collagen.
Common side-effects include swelling, bruising, skin redness and sensitivity and hardness or a nodule at the injection site. Side-effects normally resolve after a few days. We recommend that you take it easy for the rest of the day, avoiding strenuous activities. The effects of dermal fillers can last anywhere between 9-18 months, depending on what product has been used and the area that has been treated. Your consultant will thoroughly explain your aftercare and recommend the next stage of your treatment plan.