What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injections of gel that are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and restore lost volume.
Often made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that is naturally found in the skin, dermal fillers help fill lines and wrinkles in soft tissue areas, smoothing the appearance of skin.
Dermal fillers can be applied to various parts of the face, including cheeks, jawline, nose, around the eyes, mouth and lips.
How do dermal fillers work?
As we age, our bodies gradually stop producing collagen and elastin, two components which help give the face a youthful, plumpened appearance.
Dermal fillers act to replenish this lost volume in the face, smoothing out deep set lines by boosting the body’s supply of hyaluronic acid which helps in the production of collagen and elastin.
The hyaluronic acid in dermal fillers helps to rejuvenate the skin, softening the appearance of lines and wrinkles.
Producing a natural looking end result that does not impact control over facial movement, dermal fillers are a subtle yet effective solution for reducing the physical impacts of ageing.
How long do dermal fillers last?
The results of dermal fillers can be seen almost immediately after treatment and last between 6 to 18 months, with them gradually being naturally broken down by the body.
However, ultimately the length of time that your treatment will last depends on the type of filler that you are using.
Do dermal fillers hurt?
Are dermal fillers safe?
When carried out by an experienced and qualified practitioner dermal fillers are perfectly safe. The only instances in which dermal fillers should be postponed are if you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or dealing with a sinus infection.
What is the difference between anti-wrinkle injections and dermal filler?
Whereas anti-wrinkle injections work by preventing the muscles in your face from moving, dermal fillers work by plumpening skin to smooth any lines and add volume.