Our bodies change in many ways as we age, including the natural loss of subcutaneous fat in the face. The result is the appearance of lines and wrinkles which become more pronounced as time goes by. Men and women of all ages are turning to dermal fillers to smooth out these lines and wrinkles and restore lost volume in the face, which gives them a more youthful appearance.
We’ve put together the answers to some of your most frequently asked questions so that you can learn more about how dermal fillers restore a youthful appearance without having to undergo surgery.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injections used to fill out both wrinkles and creases in the skin; they are often used to increase the volume in the lips and cheeks, too. They’ve been growing in popularity in the past few years among people of all ages due to the rejuvenating results they offer. While the term ‘filler’ can mean a wide range of facial fillers and products, we only use Restylane and Juvéderm here at the Aesthetic Skin Clinic; these are the most advanced dermal fillers on the market, and the ones that offer the best natural-looking results.
The fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the body and is responsible for water retention in the skin. These hyaluronic acid fillers will volumise your face and gradually integrate with your tissues; this means water is drawn to the area and moisture is locked in. Your skin will appear not only rejuvenated but also more hydrated.
Why Should You Get Dermal Fillers?
There are several advantages to choosing dermal fillers to rejuvenate your skin. Because hyaluronic acid fillers help the production of collagen, which reduces the numbers of wrinkles and lines, they can smooth the appearance of grooves and enhance your facial features. We tend to lose collagen at a rate of 2% every year by the time we reach our mid-twenties, so the fillers will help you to make up for this. They also plump the treated areas and restore lost volume to the face.
The results depend on the amount of product used, the area treated, the condition of your skin in the area and the skill of the practitioner. Always make sure that you choose someone trustworthy to give you the treatment. Our expertise in injectable treatments is vast, so we can offer you the best dermal fillers in Belfast, dermal fillers in Guernsey and dermal fillers in Jersey performed by our highly trained professionals.
Which Facial Areas Can Receive Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers can be used in several areas of the face, from the temples, the chin, lips, frown lines and tear troughs to the cheeks, marionette lines and nasolabial folds.
Hyaluronic acid fillers come in several consistencies due to the differing molecular chain lengths of the substance. This allows us to tailor the consistency of product to each area of treatment, which will offer you the best and most natural-looking results. The under-eye tear trough will require a much finer filler, for instance, so that it won’t bulge or look noticeable. If you want to get fillers in your cheeks, we will use a more robust consistency.
How Long do Dermal Fillers Last?
Most dermal fillers will last anywhere between 6 to 18 months, although this may depend on how your body reacts and the type of hyaluronic acid used. Results will be immediate.
What Happens When Dermal Fillers Wear Off?
Dermal fillers are not permanent, but that doesn’t mean that you have to keep getting them. Some people believe that, once you get dermal fillers, you need to keep getting them on a regular basis, but this is not the case. For example, you may wish to get facial fillers in time for your wedding as a one-off treatment; once the fillers wear off, you’re back to your baseline – and you can rest assured that your lines and wrinkles won’t have become any worse.
Dermal fillers will break down in the skin over time, so you can expect your skin to return to its pre-treatment look once this happens. In addition, you don’t have to worry about leftover residues of product, as the body degrades the filler in its entirety.
If you’re unhappy about your dermal filler, you don’t have to wait until it wears off either; a trained professional will be able to easily and quickly dissolve the product with an enzyme, if necessary.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
Our hyaluronic acid fillers are completely safe. They don’t contain animal products, and there’s no need for pre-testing. However, before you receive the treatment, you should avoid ingesting aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication to prevent increased bleeding and bruising.
While side effects are rare, some people report temporary redness, itchiness, tenderness, bruising and swelling at the injection site; other side effects may include an acne-type rash at the site, as well as discolouration. These will typically go away after 2 to 3 days.
Dermal fillers are a hugely popular alternative to surgical lifts; instead of going under the knife, many people opt for something temporary that will give them the results they’re looking for. By choosing us, you also get the peace of mind of knowing you’re in good hands with our highly skilled and knowledgeable team.