Fillers (Hyaluronic acid injections)
The age related effects on the skin cause it to lose its elasticity contributing to the formation wrinkles and frown lines and skin folds.
Commercially developed non-animal produced hyaluronic acid gel is available under several trade names. Hyaluronic acid is a natural compound, present is all living things, and which, when injected into the skin can smooth out winkles and folds, and can fill out areas of soft tissue in the face such as the lips and the cheek areas to give a fuller and more sensuous look. During the procedure, hyaluronic acid is injected directly into/under the skin at the site of the wrinkle using a very small needle. It can also be injected just underneath the skin when performing facial contour and lip enhancement. Depending on the area to be treated, several injections are usually needed at specific sites. Localised discomfort and bruises can occur and if injections are given in the lips, then local anaesthetic injections are generally required. The effects are long lasting but not permanent.