As we grow older, it is natural for our facial skin and the underlying tissue to become somewhat loose and droopy. The loss of some of our subcutaneous fat, which is normal, can cause the lines in the face to become deeper and more pronounced.
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances and there are several types. They can be injected into localized areas to fill in subtle depressions and smooth wrinkles without surgery. Some can stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen in these areas. Thus dermal fillers can enhance the contours of our face, and are also used to plump up thinning lips.
However, these treatments are temporary, usually lasting some six to twelve months. They will need to be repeated in the future.