Q: What are dermal fillers?
A: Dermal fillers are non surgical cosmetic treatments used to bring a more youthful appearance by restoring volume or fullness to the face and lips. They work by restoring lost volume in the face by plumping out lines, wrinkles and folds.
Q: I have heard that these treatments are sometimes used from human or animal resources. Is this true?
A: Hyaluronic acid (HA) is found naturally throughout our bodies in our skin, bones, joints and eyes. It acts as a lubricant and moisturiser due to its ability to attract and store water. HA is clinically produced, usually from bacteria, and never from animal or human sources.
The brands of HA which are used at Anne Davidson & Associates are Hydra Fill and Restylane. The effects are seen immediately after treatment. Hydra Fill and Restylane last for around 6 to 12 months, depending upon the site of application.