In order to understand dermal fillers one needs to first understand wrinkles!

There are two different kinds of wrinkles, namely:

  • dynamic wrinkles
  • static wrinkles

Dynamic wrinkles
These are wrinkles and lines that are generated when your face is moving. Each time we use a facial muscle to make a facial expression, a groove forms beneath the surface of the skin, which is why we see lines form from each facial expression. As skin ages and loses its elasticity, the skin stops springing back to its line-free state, and these grooves become permanently etched on the face as fine lines and wrinkles. These wrinkles are best treated primarily with Botox ®.

Static wrinkles
These are facial lines that are evident even when your face is at rest. Sleeping positions are one of the major causes of static wrinkles. Resting your face on the pillow in the same position every night for years leads to wrinkles. Called sleep lines, these wrinkles eventually become etched on the surface of the skin and no longer disappear when the head is not at rest. These are best treated with dermal fillers. Dermal fillers can however, be used to treat both dynamic and static wrinkles.

Injectable Dermal Fillers 
are designed to:

  • enhance the volume of the skin
  • minimise wrinkles,
  • augment lips, chins and cheeks
  • promote collagen production
  • restore the overall youthful 3-dimensional contours of the face.

The facial areas treated are:

  • Naso-labial folds (lines from the corner of the nose past the corner of the mouth)
  • Peri-oral area (wrinkles around the lips),
  • Cheeks wrinkles
  • Marionette lines (lines from the corners of the mouth to the jaw-line)
  • Lip augmentation
  • Acne scars,
  • Tear-trough (hollows under the eye)
  • Re-sculpturing of cheeks, the jaw line and sagging jowls
  • rejuvenate the skin on the hands and décolleté

Can dermal fillers be combined with other treatments?
Generally Botox ® is used to treat the wrinkles in the upper one-third of the face whereas injectable dermal fillers are used to treat the wrinkles in the lower two-thirds of the face. The combination of these two forms of treatment is one of the most widely used and most effective methods of achieving significant aesthetic rejuvenation.

If you require Dermal Fillers  simply contact Dr Derek Coetzee by completing the contact us form.