Understanding Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers have gained significant popularity in the field of cosmetic enhancements, presenting a non-surgical approach to addressing signs of ageing and enhancing facial features. These injectable substances, comprising materials such as hyaluronic acid, collagen, or poly-L-lactic acid, are designed to add volume, smooth lines, and restore a youthful appearance to the skin. Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body, is frequently included in dermal fillers to attract and retain moisture, thereby improving skin hydration and elasticity. 

The injection process is relatively swift, with minimal downtime, making it an attractive choice for those seeking immediate, subtle results without the associated risks and recovery linked to surgical procedures. Dermal fillers offer a versatile solution for rejuvenating various facial areas, including the lips, cheeks, and around the eyes. While their effects are temporary, lasting anywhere from six months to a couple of years depending on the filler type, dermal fillers have become widely embraced for their safe and effective approach to achieving a refreshed and natural-looking appearance without the need for invasive surgery.

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Ness has 12 years post graduate nursing experience and is trained to masters level in critical care. She started out in the aesthetics industry 6 years ago using laser technology and later moved into the injectable field of aesthetics. She is a highly trusted and sought-after professional yet remains approachable, discreet and reassuring. Her mission is to deliver outstanding results in partnership with her patients, that boost confidence by setting out an achievable and individual treatment plan.

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What do Dermal Fillers treat?

Dermal fillers are injectable substances used to fill in wrinkles and lines, add volume to soft tissues, and enhance facial contours. They are commonly used in cosmetic procedures to address various signs of ageing and improve the overall appearance of the skin. Dermal fillers can treat the following:

Addressing Wrinkles and Fine Lines: Dermal fillers are a commonly employed solution to minimise the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines, particularly in areas around the eyes (crow’s feet), mouth (marionette lines, smile lines), and forehead.

Volume Restoration: The aging process leads to a natural decline in collagen and fat, resulting in volume loss in specific facial regions. Dermal fillers serve to restore volume, effectively targeting areas such as the cheeks and temples.

Softening Nasolabial Folds: Nasolabial folds, the lines extending from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth, can be softened and filled using dermal fillers.

Enhancing Lips: Dermal fillers are frequently utilised to augment volume and provide definition to the lips, effectively addressing concerns such as thin lips or asymmetry.

Alleviating Under Eye Hollows: Dermal fillers offer a solution to reduce the appearance of dark circles and hollows under the eyes, contributing to a more revitalised look.

Chin Augmentation: Enhancing the projection and definition of the chin is achievable with dermal fillers, contributing to a harmonious and balanced facial profile.

Defining the Jawline: Fillers are an effective tool for defining and contouring the jawline, resulting in a more sculpted appearance.

Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty: Reshaping and contouring the nose can be achieved without resorting to surgery, thanks to the application of dermal fillers.

Dermal Filler FAQS

What is dermal filler treatment, and how does it work?

Dermal filler treatment involves injecting a gel-like substance into the skin to smooth wrinkles, restore volume, and enhance facial contours. The filler adds volume to targeted areas, such as lips or cheeks, providing a more youthful appearance.

What are the common areas treated with dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are commonly used to address wrinkles and lines around the mouth, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and to enhance lips and cheeks. They can also be used for non-surgical rhinoplasty and hand rejuvenation.

How long do the results of dermal filler treatment last?

The duration of results varies depending on the type of filler used, the treated area, and individual factors. Generally, results can last anywhere from six months to two years.

Are dermal fillers safe?

Yes, dermal fillers are generally safe when administered by trained and experienced medical professionals. It's important to choose a licensed and qualified practitioner to minimise risks and ensure optimal results.

What is the recovery time after dermal filler treatment?

Most patients can resume normal activities immediately after dermal filler injections. However, some may experience mild swelling, bruising, or redness at the injection sites, which typically resolves within a few days.

Are there any side effects associated with dermal fillers?

Common side effects include temporary swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site. Serious complications are rare but may include infection or allergic reactions. It's crucial to follow post-treatment care instructions provided by your practitioner.

Can dermal fillers be reversed if I'm not satisfied with the results?

In some cases, certain dermal fillers can be partially or completely reversed using an enzyme called hyaluronidase. This can dissolve hyaluronic acid fillers if necessary.

Who is a suitable candidate for dermal filler treatment?

Generally, individuals in good overall health with realistic expectations and specific cosmetic concerns are suitable candidates for dermal filler treatment. Pregnant or breastfeeding women and individuals with certain medical conditions may be advised against treatment.

Is the procedure painful?

Most dermal fillers contain a local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort during the procedure. Additionally, practitioners can use numbing creams or ice to further reduce any potential pain.

How much does dermal filler treatment cost?

The cost of dermal filler treatment varies based on factors such as the type and amount of filler used, the practitioner's expertise, and the geographic location of the clinic. It's important to discuss pricing during your consultation.