Many different types of dermal fillers exist. They vary in their thickness, elasticity, ability to lift and viscosity. Another important distinction between various fillers that you need to know about is their longevity. Some practitioners may use permanent or semi-permanent fillers, which in our experience can lead to complications. Hence, at Skin Radiance Clinics, we only use reversible, hyaluronic acid fillers. Hyaluronic acid is a substance already present within our skins in varying degrees. Its molecular composition allows it to attract and hold water. In fact, it is known that one hyaluronic acid molecule can hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. This ability to hold water invests it with properties that make it able to add volume, lift, rehydrate tissues and improve your skin quality.
Even within the family of hydraulic acid fillers, there are many different brands and within each brand, there are many different ranges. The exact filler that is required is dependent on the area of application, the expected outcome, the fullness that is required, and the lifting capacity. At Skin Radiance Clinics, we have training on the use of many different brands of dermal filler including Juvederm Ultra, Juvederm Vycross, Restylane, Teosyal, Perfectha and Regenyal Idea. No matter what your needs are, we are able to handle them.
Dermal fillers in summary are a group of clear gels with varying thickness and viscosities that can be used to soften fine lines and wrinkles, improve hydration, add volume, hydrate and lift your facial contours. Although primarily used in the face, they have multiple uses including for hand rejuvenation and improvement of the décolletage area.
Hyaluronic acid that is already present within our skins acts like a sponge holding water, but after the age of 25, the amount of hyaluronic acid produced by the body is reduced, and the rate at which it is broken down is up-regulated. This means overall that with age and use, the plumpness, hydration and youthfulness of your skin is reduced, leading to the outward signs of ageing. If you want to replenish your skin’s hyaluronic acid reserves and thus, not only improve shaping contour, but also rehydrates the skin and improve skin texture, we can achieve that by using hyaluronic acid based dermal fillers.