Dermal Fillers

History Of Dermal Fillers

Modern society has more and more individuals looking to aestheticians to help them achieve a more youthful appearance. The skins natural aging process shows itself as changes in contour, the formation of wrinkles and the depletion of sub cutaneous fat plus the loss of dermal collagen. Today there are a multitude of minimally invasive procedures aimed at rejuvenation.

Dermal Filling is not a new treatment. In the 1890s doctors had the technology to take fat from a patients arm and inject it into their faces. By the early 1900s, paraffin was being used by doctors as a skin filler although this was not without risks and side effects. Then in the 1940s the use of highly refined silicone emerged as a dermal implant.

The past 25 years have seen an explosion in technological advances contributing to a cascade of new dermal filling material. The most recent of these being in the form of hyaluronic acid. The popularity of Dermal Fillers is on a huge growth curve that is led by the United States.

What Are Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers are made from a substance called hyaluronic acid and are non permanent. They are used to treat lines such as smile lines which run from the side of the nose to the corners of the mouth, frown lines that cannot be removed completely with other treatments and the crows feet which radiate out from the eyes. They can also be use to treat acne scaring and skin depressions. Dermal Fillers are a highly popular treatment that require very little down time and last 6-9 months. In some cases they may last up to a year. Results do depend on what part of the face is being treated. Originally collagen was used which came from the skin of cattle but now there is a high demand for non-animal products.

Dermal Fillers are often more effective if subsequent sessions occur where the product is layered up to get the desired result rather than having the whole treatment in one go. The types of filler used at the Chamonix Clinic are from the Teosyal and Juvaderm ranges. You will be advised on your treatment options by your therapist.

What Does The Treatment Involve?

When you come for a treatment with us at the Chamonix Clinic, a full history will be taken to ascertain if this treatment is suitable for you. Once you have decided to go ahead with the treatment, a freezing cream will be applied and the procedure carried out in one of our relaxing treatment rooms by a highly skilled and fully qualified therapist. Your comfort and wellbeing is our prime concern.
Before deciding whether or not to go ahead with Dermal Fillers at the Chamonix Clinic, we would welcome you to come into our clinic, meet the therapist, have a chat about the treatment with us and look at photographs of previous work carried without any obligation to book.