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Dermal fillers and facial volume loss

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As we age, volume is lost in multiple areas of the face causing wrinkles and folds to form. This is principally as a result of reduced collagen production in the dermis of the skin. Other factors such as smoking, excess sun exposure and alcohol are also implicated.

As the cheeks lose volume they sag, leading to the formation of prominent nasolabial folds (the folds formed from the corners of the nose to the corners of the mouth) and marionette lines (the folds that run from the corners of the mouth to the chin). As discussed in our previous post, volume can also be lost in the lips leading to thinner, less defined lips.

In times gone by, nasolabial folds and marionette lines were treated with dermal filler in isolation without considering where the actual problem lay, loss of volume in the cheeks! By proportionally replacing volume lost in the cheeks, midface and lower face areas the doctors at Array Aesthetics, Belfast can provide a natural looking improvement in youthfulness.

The most common method of replacing lost volume is with hyaluronic based (HA) dermal fillers. HA dermal fillers have been used for many years, and in conjunction with Botox, they comprise the most frequently performed aesthetic procedures. Dermal fillers are a non-surgical treatment primarily used to shape and proportion the face, making them a very powerful tool in facial rejuvenation and enhancement. There are a number of dermal fillers currently in use and each can be used in a variety of areas in the face to reverse the effects of aging.

At Array Aesthetics, Belfast we incorporate our knowledge of the vast assortment of FDA approved dermal filler products including Belotero from Merz Aesthetics and Juvederm from Allergan with understanding of facial anatomy and the patterns in the loss of facial volume. As a result, we can individually evaluate the needs of each patient. Thereby our skilled clinical team can provide personalised treatments of the highest standard, ensuring maximal facial rejuvenation and patient satisfaction.

Have a look at our dermal filler section to read more about dermal fillers and see before and after images.

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