Dermal Fillers (Using Hyaluronic acid)

Dr. Margie Lynch is a qualified medical doctor who administers dermal fillers using Hyaluronic acid from her practice in Limerick. Hyaluronic acid (HA) is a type of temporary dermal filler. HA is found naturally throughout the body, with the highest concentrations in the joints, eyes, and skin. Dermal fillers using HA can be administered to the enhance volume and or lifting of cheeks, Jawline, nasolabial folds, chin, lips, forehead, temples, tear trough

If you’re deciding where in Limerick to get your dermal fillers, you can contact us here or read an overview of the treatment below.

Why does Dr. Margie only use Hyaluronic acid dermal fillers?

Unlike some other fillers, HA exists naturally in all living organisms. Approximately 50% of the body’s HA is found in the skin. The distribution of HA in the skin and throughout the body reduces over time. This leads to loss of volume of the skin, wrinkle formation and the characteristic signs of aging.

HA is identical between species and tissues which makes it bio compatible and ideal for medical use. It is also non-immunogenic, of 100% non-animal origin, biodegradable, hydrophilic (absorbs 1000 times its weight in water) and it helps maintain the skin’s elasticity.

How can HA fillers help me look better?

As we age, the contours of the face change. There is a decrease is facial volume, hydration and elasticity. The skin becomes lax. Lines and wrinkles appear.

The key signs of aging are:

  • 35-45 years –soft tissue volume loss, loss of fat collagen and elastin, loss of HA.
  • 45 years and above – all the above plus bone resorption and shrinkage of the bones.

We can counteract some of this loss with HA fillers in specific areas of the face, including:

  • Tear trough (a depression between lower eyelid & cheek)
  • Cheek – augmentation helps lift the lower face also
  • Naso-labial folds (line from corner of nose to corner of mouth)
  • Lips – adding definition, shape and, in desired cases, volume
  • Peri-oral lines (smoker’s or barcode lines)
  • Marionette lines (running from the corners of the mouth downwards) – reduces the ‘sad’ look
  • Chin
  • Forehead & Temples

What about side effects?

Proper technique minimises side effects. This means choosing the right filler for the right area, delivering the product at the right depth for that filler and using cannulas where possible. Cannulas are blunt needles, like tubes, which reduce the risk of puncturing a blood vessel causing bruising and, more importantly, of occluding a blood vessel causing tissue necrosis.

How long will results last?

From six to 18 months, depending on the type of filler used and the area treated.