A professional treatment to reduce the appearance of the lines running from your nose to mouth and mouth to chin.
To treat the lines around the mouth, dermal fillers are injected directly into the lines filling in the wrinkles and folds and improving skin texture and flexibility. Dermal fillers can also can be injected higher up into the cheek area to help lift sagging facial skin.
Nasolabial folds (the lines between your nose and mouth) and marionette lines (the vertical lines extending from the corners of your mouth to your jawline) develop due to repeated facial expressions such as laughing, smiling and frowning, reduced production of collagen and elastin and age-related fat reduction in the face.
A dermal filler containing hyaluronic acid is injected directly into these folds. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar found in the body which helps increase volume in the skin. Hyaluronic acid fillers can soften the appearance of these lines by restoring lost facial volume, creating a smoother and younger look.
Depending on your facial anatomy and the depth of your lines, we may also recommend dermal filler injections in the cheek/mid face area, to help lift the lower face and maintain a more natural shape.
By controlling the amount of filler injected and the precise location of the injection sites, we can sculpt a natural and youthful look, reversing the signs of aging.
Correct placement of fillers is governed by your facial anatomy. During your consultation, we observe whilst you animate your face in different ways, allowing us to determine precisely how best to reduce your nasolabial folds and marionette lines.
Before injecting dermal fillers, we apply a topical numbing cream to ease discomfort. Very fine needles are used to administer the injections. You will notice the difference immediately and after a few days your skin will feel totally natural.
The entire process is completed in approximately 60 minutes.
The temporary side effects of the procedure should only last a few days and may include slight swelling, bruising and redness/tenderness.
The long term results of your treatment are noticeable immediately and can last anywhere from nine to twelve months.
If you are looking for a treatment to reduce facial lines in Essex, my Chelmsford based clinic is central to Maldon, Witham, Braintree, Great Dunmow, Harlow, Brentwood, Billericay, Basildon and Wickford.