While some people get plump lips, smooth skin and full cheeks naturally, others need help from an aesthetic practitioner to get these enviable features.
Dermal fillers are a popular choice for people seeking to enhance their beauty by getting a youthful and smooth skin. They are small injections of gel, characteristically composed of hyaluronic acid, that fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue.
Despite the popularity of dermal fillers in the cosmetic industry, there is a lot of confusion on what it entails. In this article, we want to clarify some issues about the injectable so that you can understand what it entails before you get pumped up.
How do dermal fillers work?
As we age, our bodies stop producing elastin and collagen, both of which are responsible for youthful looks, and our natural Hyaluronic acid (HA) which is the natural scaffolding that is responsible for youthful looks decrease. As a result, your skin starts to form wrinkles, which don’t appear appealing and attractive. Fillers can restore volume and create contours to the face, soften and smooth the deep-set lines. They are normally composed of hyaluronic acid, which attracts water and can store moisture, thereby giving the skin a hydrated, plump look.
Do Dermal fillers have side effects?
It’s understandable for patients to confuse side effects for reactions. After the dermal filling procedure, it is very normal to experience some discomfort, bruising and redness. But the reactions are generally mild and usually disappear shortly after the injection.
Do filler injections hurt?
A client will experience some mild discomfort when injected. However, the pain is minimised by topically applying an anaesthetic cream before the treatment begins.
Is Botox the same as dermal filler?
No, they are 100 per cent different. Botox temporarily inhibits the small facial muscles in your face from initiating movements that cause wrinkles and lines whilst fillers plump from beneath the wrinkles to smooth them out.
Can fillers make you look “done”?
Duck lips and trout pout are bad signs of a poor filler treatment Generally, improper choice of filler, improper dosage, and improper depth of injection can result in an overfilled look. But a filler injected by an expert will always look natural. A registered health care professional Level 7 trained in aesthetics will create subtle changes on your skin that will look attractive and nobody will ever notice.
How long does filler last?
Well, this depends on the type of filler and where it’s injected. Also, the frequency of movement of the injected area and your unique metabolism affect the duration the filler will last. Generally, fillers tend to last for six months to two years.
Does a dermal filler give an instant boost?
Unlike Botox, which takes between one and two weeks to start working, the visual effect of fillers is instant.
Are fillers only for wrinkles?
Though there is no urgency for fillers before you experience your first wrinkle, people are increasingly starting treatments much earlier than ever before. Most aestheticians aver that starting the treatments early comes with a lot of benefits. They advise that it is better to prevent than to correct.
Fillers can not only fill lines and add volume but also to contour cheeks and restore jawlines. There are many different products and brands. Always have a free consultation first with your practitioner to discuss treatment options.
Where can I get dermal fillers?
First, never consider having any kind of injectable treatment by non-health care professional . The face has underlying structures such as nerves and vessels which may be affected if the treatment is done by an unregistered professional
Can I get fillers at all times?
Though fillers are considered safe, you should be in good health, with no active skin infection it’s advisable to hold off the treatment as the infection may spread to the injected site, and not while pregnant or breast feeding.
There are times when you have to postpone the injection, if you’re fighting an infection be it bacterial, viral or fungal.
If you need a dermal filler treatment, feel free to book an appointment with Concept Derma Clinic. We’ll rejuvenate your skin and give it the youthful glow you crave. We aim to restore you through renovation and restoration.