Some areas of the face can lack the volume or fullness we desire. As skin ages it loses its elasticity and becomes less supple resulting in lips losing their fullness, lines appearing around the mouth and nose area, and cheeks looking sunken and hollow. Others of us can find ourselves unhappy with the general volume in certain areas of our face, but don’t necessarily like the idea of a surgical procedure.
Dermal fillers can be used to volumise regions of the face and non- surgically enhance the shape of the face. It is an exciting experience as results are immediate with minimal side effects.
Only non-permanent fillers, largely consisting of a natural substance called hyaluronate, are used by Dr Watson, the effects of which may last at least 6 – 12 months, depending on the area and type of filler chosen. The most popular regions to treat are the lips, mid face, naso-labial folds (the fold from the corner of the mouth to the nose), marionette lines (underneath the corners of the mouth and extending towards the chin) and static wrinkles. Chicken pox scars or acne scarring may also be filled.
Dermal fillers can be used in combination with laser treatments and infini radiofrequency micro-needling sessions to treat scarring, facial lines and rejuvenate the skin. They can also be used in combination with anti-wrinkle injections as fillers provide volume to static lines and anti-wrinkle injections relax the muscles which contribute to forming lines.