Fillers in Skin Experts Polyclinic in Dubai

Fillers

Fat, found immediately below the skin gives the face and any other area of the body its volume, which is essential for a plump, younger looking face and skin in general. As fat is lost with age or weight loss, restoring volume, using fillers, is a key step in facial and skin rejuvenation.

The most common area treated with fillers are the tear troughs, cheeks, lips, chin, jawline, temples and area around the mouth, as well as the hands. Fillers are used to re-volumize the face, restore the shape and volume of the lips and nose improve subtle contour defects on the cheeks and chin.

There are many different types of fillers. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is the most common one today due to its consistent results and high safety profile. This material is naturally found in the mid-portion of the skin where collagen and elastin are normally found. Hyaluronic acid gives the skin its substance and integrity and is diminished in the aging process. Injectable hyaluronic acid is a non-animal derived gel-like substance and does not need any allergy test before treatment; it lasts 6-12 months on average. HA is an ideal product that allows precise injections of delicate areas, and can be dissolved immediately with hyaluronidase, its solvent, if there is a need to remove it. Large volumes of HA can also be used to enlarge the buttocks or other body areas.

Lately, we have been using dilute forms of HA to rejuvenate and plump the neck, without the risk of nodularity with classic fillers. The face and hands do very well with this technique.

Calcium hydroxyl-apatite is another FDA-approved type of filler. It is resorbable after 1-2 years. It may be used for volume augmentation or as a biostimulator to stimulate collagen synthesis. It can therefore be used to improve laxity and skin quality in face, neck, chest, arms, abdomen, thighs, and buttocks.

Sculptra is injectable poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA). It is used to restore facial volume loss and improve skin laxity, leading to a more youthful appearance. PLLA is a collagen biostimulator, meaning that it stimulates collagen synthesis in the skin.

We recommend it for thinner faces to give them a natural plump, as well as body areas such as arms, thighs and buttocks, where connective tissue loss causes laxity.

When having injections into the skin it is recommended to use the safest products available, even when the results are a little less durable. Permanent fillers are never used by the Skin Experts team, because they often lead to reactions that disfigure the skin, even after years, when there is a problem with a permanent filler, it is often life long and devastating to people’s lives, and its removal is difficult and sometimes impossible. It is important to remember that the aging process is continuous and that fillers, no matter how long lasting, will not have a constant correction over time.

At Skin Experts, fillers are used to artistically erase the hollows of the face and lift its contours. Our motto is ‘Less is More’, and we strive to maximize the effect of every syringe used. We never follow commercial trends, and routinely avoid over-filled round or square faces, as we prefer a tighter smaller face that looks younger, more elegant, and natural at rest or when smiling. Who said fillers can’t be perfectly done? Check our work out!

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