A dermal filler is a soft tissue filler, which is injected into the skin to restore a smooth, plump effect, filling in facial wrinkles. It is a temporary measure that will typically last for about six months…but can last for up to 18 months. It should not be confused with Botox, which is mostly injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles – and nothing to do with the plumping and smoothing effect that a dermal filler has.
Dermal fillers are temporary as they are eventually absorbed by the body. The product we use contains substances similar to hyaluronic acid…the benefits of using this type of filler is that hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in your body, so there is less of a chance of you having an allergic reaction. However, with any substance, there is a small chance – you MUST let us know if you are allergic to lidocaine, which is also an ingredient in the filler.
Dermal fillers are often used in the correction of scarring, wrinkles and other blemishes/depressions in the skin and is often the best solution to improve your appearance. It is a quick procedure and the majority of people experience little to no pain at all and minimum side-effects. This kind of filler can be used to remedy several concerns related to facial aging…
- Adding volume and smoothing out the lines that run from the nose to mouth – called nasolabial folds or laughter lines – and the lines that run from mouth to chin – called marionette lines
- Augmenting cheeks to restore their youthful appearance and fullness
- Smoothing out the temple and forehead area
Finally, dermal fillers are a great option which is safer and much less expensive than the more invasive cosmetic surgery and as it is temporary, there’s no problem if you decide not to have it redone when the affects wear off, whereas once you’ve gone under the knife, it is permanent.
Please note: Dermal fillers should not be confused with Botox, which is a completely different product. Although both procedures involve injections, Botox is most often injected around the forehead and wrinkles around the eyes (crow’s feet) to stop muscle movement that results in wrinkles, rather than the straight forward plumping, smoothing effect that dermal fillers give.
Please feel free to give us a call and we can discuss your requirements. We always have a face-to-face consultation with you prior to treatment, so everything can be properly assessed and explained.
We reserve the right to refuse treatment, if we feel there would be any problems.