WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS USED FOR?
To improve the skin’s appearance and to fill defects in the skin
We divide then into: TEMPORARY
There are many different types of fillers on the market. We use bovine collagen (Zyderm and Zyplast) human collagen (Cosmoderm and Cosmoplast) and synthetic hyaluronan gels (Restylane, Perlane and Esthelis)
Collagen is a natural protein that cushions and supports the skin. Our skin normally contains this collagen framework of interwoven fibres, but becomes broken down due to age, injury, disease or sun damage.
If you choose to have the bovine collagen, a pretest on the arm is required one month prior to the treatment, to eliminate the possibility of having an allergic reaction (redness, swelling, pain). No testing is required with the human collagen.
Hyaluronan Gel is based on a natural substance called hyaluronic acid, which is found throughout the human body. One of its functions is to keep the skin moist and elastic. The gel is made from a naturally occurring material, providing cushioning and support within the skin.
WHEN DO YOU USE COLLAGEN & WHEN DO YOU USE HYALURONAN?
Hyaluronan gel and human collagen are used in patients that are allergic to collagen, or do not have time to have the preliminary test required before treatment.
Sculptra is an injectable material containing poly-L-lactic acid that help lift and smooth deep lines wrinkles and furrows. This filler works by stimulating the production of the body’s own collagen. The body, without the risk of allergy, absorbs it slowly and naturally. You will need to have one to two follow up treatments, depending on your age, and skin type. Results may last for more than 18 months.
If possible, remove all makeup before the treatment.
AFTER YOUR TREATMENT:
Do not use oil based make up or moisturizers for the first 48 hours. Do not touch the area with unwashed hands.
WHAT TO EXPECT:
Improvement is immediate although a second top up treatment may be necessary with hyaluronic acid. The effects lasts around six months, although can last longer depending on area injected and skin type.
Semi permanent fillers – (Sculptra)
TYPES OF TREATMENT OTHER THAN FILLERS?
Ask for our information sheets, or look at our website about all the other type of procedures, which will enhance the softness of your skin, and help eliminate those unsightly lines:
Please visit Star Cosmetic for more info.