The Truth about Dermal Fillers
If you are toying with the idea of getting fillers but don’t feel you know enough about the treatment, this article is for you. Did you know that 21% of the entire population in the UK has had some type of cosmetic treatment such as this. Keep reading to learn the truth about dermal fillers: what the treatment is, how it works and where it is injected.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are small injections of gel (generally hyaluronic acid) that fill in wrinkles and creases in the soft tissue of the skin. Fillers restore volume to parts of the face that need it. Did you know that your collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year? In fact, your body will have stopped producing it altogether by your late twenties.
How do they work?
As the name suggests, filler is injected into the dermis (layer of the skin) to replace lost hyaluronic acid thereby adding more volume and smoothing lines. It behaves like natural scaffolding under the skin, helping to stimulate growth of your own natural collagen throughout the structure. At Enhanced Aesthetics Skincare Clinic, we typically use these properties to treat areas such as the cheeks, jaw line and the lips to provide that desired ‘lift’. We ensure that only the highest-grade fillers are used. As highly skilled clinicians, we can predictably provide that rejuvenated appearance that fillers bestow, and that is most associated with youthful skin.
Where are they injected?
Dermal fillers are commonly used to treat cheek enhancement, jaw contouring, nasolabial folds and lips. We usually find that the effects of dermal fillers last from 9 to 12 months.
Typical side effects of fillers, that happen straight after injection, are swelling, redness, bruising, pain, tenderness and itchiness. Usually these disappear within a few days.
Do they hurt?
Our clinicians ensure gentle use of topical anaesthetic cream or local anaesthetic injections (where needed). This ensures a pleasant journey throughout the treatment with minimal discomfort.
So, now you know the truth about dermal fillers. If you are unsure about whether they are for you, why not contact us and come in for a skin consultation? Our highly professional team can guide you through and give you helpful advice.