What is Dermal Filler and how does it work
Dermal Fillers are a naturally derived material called Hyaluronic Acid that is injected directly into the skin with the purpose of plumping that area to the point where the wrinkle, depression, or fold is gone
Which areas can Dermal Fillers treat?
There are many different types of Dermal Filler and each can be used in different ways and areas of the face to produce the desired effect. Popular areas to treat include:
- Nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines)
- Lipstick or ‘smoker’s lines’ (vertical lines around the lips)
- Marionette lines (running downwards from corners of the mouth)
- Lip enhancements and shaping
- Cheek smile lines and cheek volumisation
When will I see the effects of Dermal Filler treatment?
Results are immediate and over 2 weeks this continues to improve as the skin adapts to the filler. Since the Hyaluronic Acid is hydrophilic, it attracts water within the skin and initial effects are generally enhanced over the first 2 weeks.
How long does Dermal Filler last?
This varies depending on the area treated but generally will only last from just 3 to 18 months (occasionally up to 2 years) because the filler eventually breaks down, taking the results, for better or worse, with it.
Are Dermal Fillers safe?
When treated by qualified, well-trained, experienced clinicians Dermal Filler is very safe.
After all is said and done, the major issue for fillers aside from allergic reactions is one of longevity, followed by risk of migration
and lumping and ultimately the skill of the clinician in placing the right amount of filler in exactly the right place.
Are there any side-effects with Dermal Fillers?
Common side effects include:
These are mainly related to the actual injecting and not the product itself.