The Fillers are injected under the skin (using the tiniest needle or microcannula) to ‘plump’ it out from beneath, to soften the overlying line or wrinkle, or replacing volume lost.
Most Dermal Fillers are made from a naturally occurring constituent of the skin, called ‘Hyaluronic Acid’. This is a gel like substance, in which the collagen and elastin fibers normally sit, giving the skin it’s elasticity and resilience.
It is produced artificially, (not derived from animal products), and ‘cross linked’ to make it last longer. It is naturally, gradually and completely removed by the body over a period of time.
The product usually lasts from several months to up to few years, depending on where it is injected, the type of product used, and other lifestyle factors.Hyaluronic Acid products can, if necessary, be ‘melted or dissolved away’ within hours, using an enzyme, called Hyaluronidase.
Dermal fillers can work very well in conjunction with Botox® often having a synergistic or enhancing effect.
For instance, when Botox is used to relax the ‘frown lines’, if there are still some lines visible after 2 weeks, the dermal fillers can be used to complete the cosmetic effect. Also, the dermal fillers last much longer when injected into an area where Botox has been used.
Olga uses a number of hyaluronic acid, (HA) fillers, including the Juvéderm Ultra range, Juvéderm Ultra Vycross range (Volbella, Vollure and Voluma), Belotero, and Restylane family products.
Olga also use a non hyaluronic acid fillers called Radiesse™ , Bellafill and Sculptra.
Radiesse™ dermal filler is used to fill moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds – the creases that extend from the corner of your nose to the corners of your mouth.
Radiesse™is composed of Calcium Hydroxylapatite and is naturally absorbed and removed by the body over a period of time, usually 18 months to 2 years. It is very useful in re-volumizing procedures in selected patients. It should be noted that Radiesse cannot be dissolved with Hyaluronidase.