Tighten Loose and Saggy Skin with Dermal Fillers
The aging process is not too kind on our skin. As our hormone levels decrease with age, we lose about 1% of the collagen and hyaluronic acid (HA) under our skin every year. By the time we reach 35 this equals about a teaspoon of the two components that keep our skin looking youthful, rosy and plump. After 50, this process accelerates even further. With the loss of collagen and HA, our cheeks begin to sag and our facial features start to lose their sharpness and definition. The loss of these elements is one of the main causes for wrinkles and prominent lines to appear around the mouth, nose and lips. This is the cause of age-related skin concerns such as sagging skin and droopy jowls or brow lines.
By a combination of the newest technologies available and the natural processes of our body, this process of skin-aging can be halted. Collagen and HA are key in the dermal fillers that we offer at Optimus Health Clinic to restore your facial volume, reduce sagging facial features, soften creases and erase the lines around your mouth and nose.
HA-Based Dermal Fillers
Hyaluronic dermal fillers are made out of HA, or hyaluronic acid, which is responsible for providing volume and elasticity to the skin. It also serves a key function in activating new cell growth and, just as collagen, keeps the skin moist. HA can hold up to 1,000 times more water than its own weight, it is what gives babies and youths that plump face. As hyaluronic acid is found naturally under the skin, it makes for the ideal, natural filler. It attracts water and makes the skin smoother and more elastic, whilst being completely biodegradable for the body over time. Our HA-based dermal fillers are an injectable and completely natural solution to your age-related skin concerns. These fillers are typically used to reduce the lines around the nose and jowls, but can also be used for lip enhancement.
The HA-based dermal and lip fillers offered at Optimus Health Clinic include RestylaneⓇ injectables, Revanesse VersaⓇ injectables and – the most recent and long-lasting – Juvederm VollureⓇ.
What to Expect after HA-Based Dermal Filler or Lip Filler Treatment
After treatment, most patients can expect minimal downtime with about 2-4 days of swelling. However, after treatment with HA-based lip fillers, you should expect a longer recovery time. You may also experience a temporal bruising or slight tenderness where the injection was made. You can expect aesthetic results to last at least 5-8 months but most dermal fillers last longer, anywhere between 9-12 months depending on injection site and on your facial structure. The newest fillers such as Juvederm VollureⓇ give more lasting effects with about 15-18 months.
Natural Collagen Injections for Lasting Results
Another option to HA-based fillers offered at Optimus Health Clinic is the permanent dermal filler BelafillⓇ. It is a natural, non-synthetic injectable collagen that is used to replace the collagen under the skin that has been lost with age. As collagen is responsible for keeping the skin moist, it is the skin’s natural way of keeping plump, hydrated and elastic. Refilling the lost collagen in the skin is a way to plump the skin and treat folds and wrinkles around the nose and mouth. The injections lift sagging jowls and are also used for brow lifts and to plump up cheeks.
BelafillⓇ has been available for over 20 years in Europe and Canada, and in the US since 2007. Compared to HA-based dermal fillers, the collagen injections last much longer – from 5 to 10 years. The treatments are done twice, two weeks apart, and you can expect little to no swelling and bruising. They also require little to no downtime and give you up to another decade of that youthful look you have been looking for.
To find out which medical aesthetic procedure is best suited for you and get that young look back in your face, contact us today and book a consultation with our medical aesthetic professionals.