Looking young with dermal fillers

Wrinkles and crow`s feet? Cosmetologists say dermal fillers may be a good idea and there is now even a painless option – a treatment that many Indian men and women are opting for.

Jamuna Pai, a Mumbai-based cosmetologist, says people nowadays are more conscious of their looks and the best quick fix for an ageing skin is the dermal filler, but the treatment is so painful that many avoid it.

`Whenever I had patients coming to me for the process, the first question they asked was `How much painful is the process?` And this is where around 50 percent people used to step back. But there were still those 50 percent who used to bear pain to look good,` said Pai.

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Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid (HA), a naturally occurring biodegradable complex sugar found in the human body and mammals. It hydrates the skin and adds volume, contributing to its overall appearance. The ability of cells to produce HA diminishes with age, which results in wrinkles and folds.

The hyaluronic acid-based fillers that thronged the market were Revanesse, Radiesse and Juvederm, popular fillers that are injected into the skin for accentuating looks.

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