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You don't know what you've got till it's gone. That's especially true in the case of facial volume.
One day, you realise your cheek area is a bit flatter than it used to be. You see lines and wrinkles where skin used to be smooth and plump. Your smile seems to have deflated, with a loss of definition around the lips. Skin that once looked youthful has taken on a craggy, dull texture.
We all see these signs of aging at some point. Some of us are unfortunate to see them much earlier than others do.
So what happened?
Starting in our late 20s or early 30s, our faces more quickly lose the subcutaneous fat that lies just below the skin. This fat layer puts a smooth barrier between facial muscles and our skin, giving a crease-free, plump appearance. But as our faces lose this fat, we can more easily see our facial muscles working away. This creates new shadows, lines and sunken hollows. The face looks tired, prematurely aged, and depleted of its vigour and glow.
As we age, our body slows its production of collagen and elastin, two of the building blocks of a fresh, youthful look. Without them, skin loses volume and is more prone to lines and wrinkles.
While many women and men alike frequently complain that their faces look 'tired,' they often find it hard to put their finger on what is causing this exhausted look. Often, they will spend a fortune on overhyped moisturisers and supposedly 'miraculous' serums, all in the hope of regaining their fresh appearance. But no topical product can work that kind of magic.
There was a time when you needed surgery to eliminate wrinkles and add volume. Now we live in an age where it can be done with medically-administered injections. In fact, we can even do it on your lunch hour.
In SISU's clinics in Cork, Dublin and Killarney, highly-skilled doctors use innovative injecting techniques and ultra-fine needles to diminish these wrinkles, smoothing and plumping the skin. Dermal fillers are a nonsurgical treatment that excel at smoothing, lifting, and adding definition to skin. With just a few minutes in-clinic with an experienced SISU doctor, you'll be back to looking your best before that big event or just to get through day-to-day life with more confidence.
Dermal filler injections exist where scientific innovation overlaps with our natural physiology. They consist of pure hyaluronic acid, a substance our bodies make naturally. Hyaluronic acid can hold 1000 times its weight in water - making it ideal for plumping and defining the skin. And because it is a material produced by our own bodies, dermal fillers do not cause allergic reactions.
As dermal filler injections address skin laxity and loss of collagen, they are superb at increasing firmness, making skin more taut, and replenishing lost volume. Wrinkles are significantly smoothed, whether on the face, neck, décolletage (cleavage area), hands or elsewhere.
Within seconds, dermal fillers injected into volume-depleted areas of the face or body replace lost volume. Bonus: Your results are immediate and side effects are minimal to non-existent. While you might see slight swelling in the hours right after your injections, this is normal and will subside within 12 hours. You can expect the results to last from six months to one year.
What you get is a noticeably rejuvenated, well-rested look. What's more, the downtime is almost non-existent. Have your dermal filler injections after work and go to the office the next day. You could even have the treatment on your lunch hour - it's that fast and easy.
But dermal fillers can do a whole lot more than you might think. For example, did you know they can be used to give you nonsurgical rhinoplasty (a 'nose job')? That's because dermal fillers are as effective at perfecting contours and symmetry in the nose area as they are at doing so elsewhere on the face and body.
Thanks to celebrities, it is much more well-known that dermal filler injections can be used to perform lip augmentation. Lip fillers offer a non-surgical treatment to perfect the shape and volume of the lips. Dermal filler injections for the lips also address age-related loss of definition and a deflated lip profile. (Have you noticed your lipstick bleeding onto the fine lines in the skin around the edges of your lips? If so, you have been struck by a loss of definition and volume.)
There are actually multiple areas on the face where dermal fillers can be injected to restore your youthful look and glow. These include marionette lines, nasolabial folds, and neck bands. Wherever skin has lost volume and sprouted lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers are an option to bring back your very best appearance.
There's no need to live as a shadow of your former self - especially if that shadow has a face covered in shadows (and wrinkles) of its own. It has never been easier, faster, or more pain-free to address what used to be insurmountable signs of aging.
If you'd like to find out whether dermal fillers will help you look like the best version of yourself, one of our doctors would be delighted to meet with you for a free consultation. Just call 021-4279438 or click here to book an appointment at one of SISU's clinics in Dublin, Cork, or Killarney.