5 Commonly Asked Questions About Dermal Fillers

By Total Face Group - Friday, 3 February 2017

If anti-ageing cosmetic procedures for your face are something that you have been considering and researching, then you will invariably have come across dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic options for anti-ageing purposes, in large part because they are a non-invasive treatment that can be tailored to individual needs and requirements.

1. What can dermal fillers do?

Dermal fillers can enhance and proportion your face, creating a more youthful and balanced facial contour. Through precise injections carried out by your cosmetic practitioner, your skin will appear plumper and more youthful.

Dermal fillers are effective in addressing wrinkles and other signs of ageing, and are sometimes combined with anti-wrinkle injections for optimum results. While each treatment session usually only lasts between 30 and 45 minutes, most patients will require more than one treatment session to achieve their desired results.

2. What are dermal fillers made of?

The majority of dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule that attracts and binds water in the skin. Hyaluronic acid is able to support and work in harmony with the body’s collagen and elastin to give your skin a more full and youthful appearance.

When injected into the skin, dermal fillers will help to fill in facial wrinkles, restoring skin to a smoother appearance, and soft dermal fillers are also used to enhance lips and restore ageing lips.

3. Are dermal fillers safe?

Because the ingredients in dermal fillers are not extracted from animals, dermal fillers run very little to no risk of an allergic reaction, making them perfectly safe to use. Dermal fillers are also non-permanent, which means they will dissolve naturally over 6 to 12 months and become integrated into your body’s tissues.

Most cosmetic clinics prefer to use non-permanent dermal fillers these days, as they give a soft, natural and long lasting result. It should be noted however that there are over 160 different brands of dermal fillers available on the market, so do speak to your cosmetic practitioner to find out what’s most suitable for you.

4. Will my dermal filler treatment hurt?

Some dermal filler products contain an anaesthetic such as lidocaine, which makes the treatment much more comfortable for the patient. Patients can also choose to have anaesthetic cream applied pre-treatment to numb the area being injected.

5. What can I expect after my dermal filler treatment?

The only side effects that accompany dermal filler treatments are those that result from the injection. These normally include redness, swelling, bruising, itching and tenderness.

Most patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately following treatment, although some might experience a little discomfort or tenderness in the injected area for a couple of days. Generally these side effects can easily be concealed with makeup, and depending on where the dermal filler has been injected, some areas are more prone to swelling than others, such as the lips for instance.

For more information about Dermal Filler treatments, we recommend booking a complimentary consultation >

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