Dermal fillers assist in decreasing facial lines and return volume and fullness to the face. With age, several changes occur. There is a loss of facial volume as the subcutaneous fat decreases, and the skin has increased laxity. As there is less fat, the facial muscles work closer to the skin, thus making wrinkles more noticeable. Lastly, skin changes manifest by fine lines, wrinkles and blood vessels becoming more prominent. Factors such as heredity, sun exposure and lifestyle also affect the facial skin.

What dermal fillers can do:

  • Improve the appearance of recessed scars
  • Plump thin lips
  • Reconstruct contour deformities in the face
  • Treat the tear troughs of the lower lids
  • Enhance shallow contours
  • Soften facial creases and wrinkles

Dermal fillers can be used alone to treat early facial ageing or combined with facial rejuvenation surgery as a value add-on.

What dermal fillers can’t do

Dermal fillers can only take so far on the anti-ageing highway. Sooner or later, only surgery such as a facelift, browlift or blepharoplasty will be able to rejuvenate the aged face. Minimally invasive treatments using soft tissue fillers have their place and role to play. They can delay facial rejuvenation surgery, but not indefinitely. Eventually, one will need a “tincture of cold steel”. Dermal fillers are only temporary treatments for facial ageing, and that ongoing treatment will be required for long-term results.


Vectra® 3-D imaging

At Precision Aesthetics in Johannesburg, we use the VECTRA® 3-D imaging system during consultations to provide our patients with what we believe is the most complete education possible regarding their cosmetic and plastic surgery procedures. It also helps to demonstrate to them the results they can expect.

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