Dermal fillers will volumize creases and folds in the face in areas that have lost fat and collagen as we age. After age 30, we all lose approximately 1% of hyaluronic acid from our bodies. Hyaluronic acid is the natural filler substance in your body. The face starts to lack volume and appears aged with deeper nasolabial folds, marionette lines, the lips start to thin and the turning down of the corners of the lips.
Hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane & Juvederm are then injected right underneath these folds to replace the volume lost which creates a younger look in the face. Dermal fillers can be used for high lip lines, asymmetrical lips around the mouth, lip augmentation and completing cosmetic dentistry cases by creating a beautiful, youthful-looking frame around the smile. The effect of dermal fillers typically last anywhere from 6-12 months at which point the procedure needs to be repeated.