Non-surgical transformation: How dermal fillers can enhance your features

Looking to add volume to sagging skin or smooth wrinkles and fine lines? Perhaps you’d like to plump up your cheeks or redefine your jaw?

As we get older, it’s natural for our bodies to start losing collagen – resulting in a loss of facial volume and changes to our skin tone.

However, dermal fillers are an excellent solution for restoring a youthful appearance by enhancing our natural features, as opposed to changing them or covering them up.

Here the team at Dental Elegance outline what dermal fillers are, the different types available and what features they can enhance.

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a type of non-surgical cosmetic procedure used to enhance facial features and provide a rejuvenated appearance. They usually consist of hyaluronic acid or collagen, which both occur naturally in the skin.

Dermal fillers restore collagen that’s lost with age – helping to fill in wrinkles and add volume and firmness to areas that have started to sag or thin.

Unlike other aesthetic treatments, dermal filler injections require minimal recovery time and provide almost immediate results. Depending on the type of filler and the area it’s injected into, results can be visible for several months or years.

Types of dermal fillers

Dermal fillers for jowls

Sagging, loose skin below the jawline (also known as jowls) is a common sign of ageing.

Though surgical procedures can tighten the skin and make it appear less saggy, dermal fillers can lift and sculpt the skin where volume needs replacing.

And the way it works is straightforward – a small amount of a hyaluronic acid-based or collagen-stimulating filler is injected into certain points along the cheek and jawline, helping to rejuvenate the lower face and reduce the appearance of jowls.


Dermal fillers for sunken eyes

Dark circles under the eyes are not uncommon. For most people, these develop as part of the natural ageing process, but for some, they’re caused by genetics or lifestyle factors (i.e. a lack of sleep or water).

Tear trough fillers can brighten the skin and restore the volume under the eyes – helping to even out the sunken appearance.

It can promote smoothness and give a more rested look to the under-eye area too.


Dermal fillers for jawline

As you get older, your jawline can lose its definition.

However, we can provide dermal filler for patients wanting to add volume to their jaw, give it a sharper angle or balance any asymmetry – effectively plumping the skin and providing a more defined look.

The beauty of jawline filler is that, although it’s a non-permanent treatment, it will offer a chiselled look without altering too many of your natural features. And whilst most people experience slight pressure and discomfort with each injection, this usually subsides within 48 hours.


Dermal fillers for frown lines

Have you got deep vertical crevices between your eyebrows?

Often, this is a result of your skin losing its elasticity and starting to sag, stretch and thin – on top of the repeated muscle movements associated with your facial expressions.

Luckily, dermal filler can be used to fill the static lines or grooves to add volume and minimise their appearance.

When administered properly by a qualified medical practitioner, the filler can rejuvenate the upper face to make you look younger, fresher, and more relaxed.


Dermal fillers for scars

Whether it be as a result of acne, an accident, injury, or surgery, facial scars can make people feel insecure about the way they look, even if they’re barely noticeable to others.

But well known for their ability to add volume and plumpness, dermal fillers can enhance the appearance of scars, if not eradicate them.

They can help to break up the scar tissue and the collagen helps to naturally repair the area. The hyaluronic acid content has a hydrating effect too, which boosts the tone and texture of the skin, making scars even less visible.


Dermal fillers for cheeks

Full, raised cheekbones are a sign of youth. But with age, supportive fats, collagen, and elastin stores start to deplete, causing them to droop and sag and leaving you with a gaunt look.

Dermal fillers can be injected above and around the cheekbones to restore a more youthful appearance.

Hyaluronic acid replenishes any lost moisture whilst filling and smoothing the hollow skin. This makes your cheeks appear more cushioned and defined.

When compared to more invasive procedures, cheek filler offers a cost-effective alternative for increasing volume in the cheekbones.


Enhance your natural features with dermal fillers

At Dental Elegance, we offer a wide range of facial aesthetic services for patients wanting to combat the signs of ageing and look and feel great in their own skin.

Our dentists will always take the time to listen to your goals and evaluate your areas of concern before recommending a suitable treatment plan.

We’re also happy to answer any questions you may have – either about the types of dermal fillers or procedures we use to achieve a healthy, natural-looking appearance.

If you’d like to talk to the friendly team at our dental practice in Sidcup, feel free to give us a call on 0208 850 8820 or email [email protected], and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.