As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, resulting in wrinkles and sagging skin. While there are a few ways to reduce the signs of ageing, dermal fillers provide a non-surgical aesthetic solution that can give you immediate results.
Dermal fillers are an increasingly popular cosmetic treatment used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and other signs of ageing. This is done by using a dermal filler product that is injected into the dermis the deeper layer of the skin – to add volume, reduce shadowing and refine facial features.
Dermal fillers consist of a delicate gel made from collagen, hyaluronic acid, or other compounds that give your skin extra plumpness that is sure to get noticed! You could have a more youthful look depending on where and how much dermal filler you choose to get done. Because dermal fillers typically last only a few months, they can allow people to “try out” different looks, allowing them to tailor their appearance in subtle and dramatic ways over time.
Types of dermal fillers
Many different dermal fillers are available, each with unique properties tailored to treat specific problems.
- Hyaluronic acid fillers are injected directly into the skin layers, helping to smooth out fine lines and deep wrinkles while also hydrating the skin from within.
- Calcium hydroxyapatite dermal fillers are thick gel-like substances that provide structure for facial contours to help add volume and shape to areas that may have sagged due to age or weight loss.
- Poly-L-lactic acid dermal fillers are used for a more subtle augmentative effect that gradually builds up over some time as it causes collagen stimulation in surrounding areas.
- Polymethylmethacrylate dermal fillers pair tiny microspheres with a gel-like substance to give an instant volumising effect while still naturally blending into the surrounding facial features.
Body parts where dermal fillers can be administered
The lips, cheeks, forehead, and lower face are common body parts to get dermal fillers. Additionally, dermal fillers can fix facial scars, contour jawlines and nose bridges, and plump up chin dimples or hollows in the temples. Dermal fillers can be a great way to enhance your natural beauty without going under the knife.
Who are good candidates for dermal fillers
Candidates who are seeking dermal fillers must be attended to by a trained professional to ensure the best results. Factors like age and the patient’s overall health may also be considered when considering dermal fillers as a potential solution for an individual. All dermal filler treatments must be performed safely and according to strict guidelines set by medical professionals to ensure optimal aesthetic results and safety for the client.
Cost of dermal fillers
Prices for dermal fillers can vary considerably depending on the practitioner’s qualifications and the type of dermal filler used – materials like hyaluronic acid or collagen can have different cost implications. But generally speaking, treatments will typically start from around £150 and range up to £400 per area, though they could be much higher depending on your treatment plan. It’s important to check out the credentials and experience of your chosen practitioner before deciding on a dermal filler provider.
Side effects of dermal fillers
While dermal fillers can result in a more youthful appearance, they also come with possible side effects such as bruising, swelling, redness, itching, and discomfort near the injection sites. In some cases, dermal fillers may also cause an inflammatory reaction resulting in firm lumps or nodules under the skin that may need to be treated. If you’re considering dermal filler treatments, you must speak with your doctor or aesthetic practitioner prior to treatment to understand the possible risks associated with this procedure.
How long do dermal fillers last
One of the most important factors when considering dermal fillers is understanding how long they last. Generally speaking, dermal fillers can last anywhere from 6 months to up to 2 years, depending on the product used and the individual’s metabolism. It is important to talk with your dermal filler provider about the dermal filler used and how long it is expected to last to ensure you understand how often treatments will be necessary for maintenance.
Now that you know more about dermal fillers, are you interested in trying them? If so, get in touch with SkinNV to book a consultation with them.