• Dr. Naureen Akhtar General Practitioner MBBS,MRCGP,DRCOG

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Create a Fuller And Smoother Appearance In The Face With Dermal Fillers

There is nothing is more satisfying for cosmetic patients than having an instant improvement in the volume of the face as a result of the injection of a dermal filler. Dermal Fillers, also known as injectable implants is a cosmetic treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in helping to create a smoother and/or fuller appearance in the face, including nasolabial folds, cheeks and lips and for increasing the volume of the back of the hand.

As we age our skin loses its collagen and fat. These are naturally found in the human body and are the structural proteins and materials that help prevent your skin from sagging. As you age however, lines and wrinkles appear as your body loses these essential proteins. Thus, dermal fillers are needed to be injected gently into the dermal layers of your skin helping you to hide and firm out the lines and wrinkles on different parts of your body.

Most dermal fillers have a temporary effect because they contain materials that are absorbed by the body over time. The absorbable (temporary) materials used in dermal fillers include:

  • Collagen: Collagen is a type of protein that is a major part of the skin and other tissues in the body.
  • Hyaluronic acid: Hyaluronic acid is a type of sugar (polysaccharide) that is present in body tissues, such as in skin and cartilage. It is able to combine with water and swell when in gel form, causing a smoothing/filling effect.
  • Calcium hydroxylapatite: Calcium hydroxylapatite is a type of mineral that is commonly found in human teeth and bones. For wrinkle filling in the face or for the hand, calcium hydroxylapatite particles are suspended in a gel-like solution and then injected into the wrinkle in the face or under the skin in the back of the hand.
  • Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA): PLLA is a biodegradable, biocompatible man-made polymer. This material has wide uses in absorbable stitches and bone screws. PLLA is a long lasting filler material that is given in a series of injections over a period of several months. The effects of PLLA generally become increasingly apparent over time (over a period of several weeks) and its effects may last up to 2 years.The UK is full of different types of brand names of dermal fillers. The most widely used and the ones we would recommend as well are made from sterilized Hyaluronic Acid.

At Skin Hampshire, we only use leading and trusted brands that have a good safety profile and that are FDA approved. For example we use the dermal fillers Restylane®, Teosyal® and Emervel® for face and Ellanse® for hands. Whilst we quite frequently use Teosyal and Restaylane for deep lines, general facial lines, cheek and face enhancement as the results are more reliable and long lasting.

It is important to know that any kind of dermal filler can cause long-term side effects, permanent side effects, or both. However, most side effects associated with dermal fillers happen shortly after injection and most go away in less than two weeks. Swelling and pain after hand treatment may last a month or more. In some rare cases, side effects may appear weeks, months or years after injection.

We trust you will put your faith in Skin Hampshire when it comes to your skin as we realize every patient’s unique skin needs and give advice or administer any kind of treatment accordingly.

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Dr. Naureen Akhtar
Dr. Naureen Akhtar is a GP Practitioner providing Wrinkle reduction treatment in the Basingstoke, Hampshire area.