INDIVIDUAL TREATMENT FOR YOUR SKIN
Dermal Fillers for the 40+ age group – subtle enhancement
Dermal fillers are no longer the ‘new’ aesthetic treatment – in fact, recently global pharmaceutical company Galderma celebrated the 20th anniversary of its Restylane hyaluronic acid dermal filler. What is new, though, is how aesthetic practitioners are using these highly effective anti-ageing products.
At the Specialist Skin Clinic, we believe in producing beautifully natural results and this is best achieved with a subtle enhancement. Everyone should notice you’re looking great, not know you’ve had something done.
What are dermal fillers?
As we get older, collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid levels in the skin start to decline, a process that can be accelerated by smoking, stress and sun damage. These components in the skin provide the support, elasticity and plumpness we associate with youth and our skin becomes thinner, dryer and sags as a result.
Dermal fillers, such as Belotero, Restylane and Juvederm, use a hyaluronic acid gel to restore volume, lifting and smoothing the skin. Ellanse, another leading dermal filler brand, is made of poly-caprolactone, a polymer which is safely absorbed by the body. Due to its elasticity and viscosity, it is ideal for contouring and sculpting.
What’s the best age to get fillers?
Most patients over 40 want to look their best self, not like they are in the twenties. Our approach is to be very subtle; enhancing and rejuvenating your looks without changing them.
Our understanding of how the face ages continues to grow and we can tailor treatments to this new understanding. A common ageing concern is the appearance of deep lines between the nose and mouth, known as the nasolabial folds. These are caused by loss of volume in the mid-face so it can be a mistake just to fill the nasolabial folds. Restoring volume to the cheeks can create a far more natural and youthful appearance as well as improving the appearance of the nasolabial folds.
The anti-ageing approach
As well as the leading hyaluronic acid dermal fillers, we also offer Ellanse, as it is a fantastic volumising product and can last up to two years, which is ideal. Any longer-term products can have the drawback that they do not adapt to how your face naturally changes over time. Unlike hyaluronic acid fillers, Ellanse also improves collagen production so there is an improvement in skin texture.
However, dermal fillers are just one of the anti-ageing treatments we offer at the Specialist Skin Clinic. We often combine dermal fillers with Botox to address lines and wrinkles, but will also usually advise skin rejuvenation treatments such as laser, microneedling or chemical peels and a cosmecuetical skincare programme to achieve optimal skin health.
We are often asked what is the best age to get fillers, but there is no right age. If you’ve recently noticed any visible signs of facial ageing, a consultation with an experienced anti-ageing practitioner is key. We can advise you on what is the best anti-ageing approach, whether that’s an injectable treatment or a preventative skincare programme. Call the Specialist Skin Clinic on 02920 617690 to arrange a consultation.