WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are small injections of gel, typically made up of hylauronic acid, that fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue. You can have dermal fillers in different parts of your face: around the eye, cheeks, mouth, and jawline, as well as lip fillers administered directly into the lip tissue.
HOW DO THEY WORK?
Fillers basically restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep set lines are smoothed. Why is this needed? Well, as we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look. Experts argue over when we start losing collagen; but the generally agreed age is 25. Which is pretty young, right? Your collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year, and you body will have stopped producing it altogether by your late twenties.
Fillers have been used for decades to restore lost volume or add lift.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
The longevity of dermal fillers ranges from 6-12 months depending on the brand, thickness, skin type and area treated. Individual biological factors such as how fast your body metabolises the product are also relevant to how long the filler lasts. Dermal fillers come in varying viscosities and thicknesses to ensure there is an appropriate product to suit all facial areas and personal preference.
HOW MUCH DO DERMAL FILLERS COST?
The costs for dermal fillers depends on the number and extent of areas that need treatment. Please contact the clinic to receive information on costs that is relevant to your personal aims and requirements.
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS?
Swelling at the injection site is normal. This is generally more severe when lips have been injected. Bruising is also common, which can take several days to subside. Other possible side effects and complications will depend on the exact type of filler and technique being used. During the consultation an assessment of any risk factors is completed before the treatment goes ahead as all cosmetic treatments carry risks. This way you can make an informed decision about whether or not you wish to proceed with the discussed treatment plan.