Aging spares none. As we age the body stops producing collagen and elastin, the two essential proteins that work to keep facial tissues firm and skin elastic, while the existing collagen in the body to begins to break down. This plus the sun, smoking, poor diet, pollution all takes its toll making the skin lack- luster. So by mid 30’s the typical signs of ageing are evident, sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, deep lines and wrinkles as tissue are no longer firm or supple.
The best and the latest treatment to alter the signs of ageing are dermal fillers. This aesthetic procedure involves simple injections that correct and enhance the facial contours, plump up lips, reduce wrinkles and improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin. These injections are not very painful when used with the numbing cream and you may feel only a slight discomfort.It is important for you to know the procedure before you decide to get this medical treatment done.
Dermal fillers are most commonly made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring biodegradable complex sugar chain molecule that attracts and binds water in the skin. It supports all the important proteins, hydrates the skin and adds volume to give skin a youthful appearance.
Dermal fillers can be very effective and its results would last anywhere from 6 to 18 months, depending on the type of hyaluronic acid used. Also, it depend how well they suit the purpose and the area of your facial contours which differs from individual to individual. Your practitioner would advise you which brand of hyaluronic acid is right for you.
This treatment is practiced in India over decades and is safe, only when performed by a trained plastic surgeon or dermatologist having special training and hands-on experience as dermal fillers are medical treatment and not a cosmetic procedure. At times this may have rare side effects like redness or swelling, at the injection site but these are usually temporary and disappear within a few days or are easily managed by the practitioner.
(Inputs by : Dr.Charu Sharma)