Dermal fillers are used to smooth and soften deep lines and creases, most commonly on the face. They work by adding volume under the skin to fill areas under a line or fold, giving a soft and youthful effect. Dermal fillers can be used to improve the appearance of :
- deep lines around the mouth and nose (Nasolabial folds)
- forehead lines
- frown lines
- smokers’ lines
- crows’ feet
- marionette lines
It is also used to enhance and augment features such as ;
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Various medical grade dermal fillers are available on the market. These have different bases including collagen, polylactic acid, hyaluronic acid, and calcium hydroxyapatite. At Perfect Image Consultants we use hyaluronic acid based fillers, this is a compound which is found naturally in the body. These products can contain lidocaine, an anaesthetic, which reduces pain during and after injection. We also use a calcium hydroxyapatite product and provides longer lasting results.
Dermal fillers in London can be used in conjunction with wrinkle relaxing injections which provide a synergistic effect and enhanced a youthful appearance.
The facial dermal filler can be used to enhance, augment or correct certain features of your face.
Fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth –
if you have any fine or deep lines, the appearance of these can be reduced by dermal filler injection. These lines are commonly referred to as marionette lines. Lines on the nasolabial folds, can be volumised to give a more youthful look.
Cheeks (cheek filler) –
injecting dermal filler at sites on your cheeks can give more fuller and volumised cheeks. Also known as cheek augmentation, this will, in turn, will also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the area. Many patients comment that this treatment is like a mini- face lift.
Chin Filler or Chin Augmentation –
whether your looking to improve your side profile or just a more defined chin, this augmentation can be achieved by injecting dermal filler to the area.
Using Fillers for non surgical Nose Job –
Also known as a non-surgical nose job is for those looking to correct any bumps or humps on your nose, dermal fillers are a quick and easy solution. Using dermal fillers to augment or change the shape of your nose, is a more affordable option to surgery. It is a non-surgical nose job that gives you the option to see what if your nose was a different shape.
Lips or lip fillers –
if you want bigger lips or more plumped up lips or just want to give your lips a bit more volume. Lip fillers will give you the look you are after. The term lip fillers are commonly used, however, it is important to note that these are the same as dermal fillers. At our clinic, the lip fillers that we use are hyaluronic acid-based as is it a much safer approach. Many patients ask whether lip fillers are safe? they are safe provided they are in injected by a qualified and trained practitioner. In many cases, we have a number of patients who have and too much lip fillers injected into the lips and would like it removed. At our clinic, we offer lip fillers removal, but you would need to come in for a consultation for more details as this is a more complex subject. When it comes to lip fillers we like to take a more subtle approach to this treatment, as it is much better to add more than removing lip fillers. So whether you’re looking just in increase a bit more volume to even out your lips, or looking to increase your pout look, we have the lip fillers solution for you. The procedure will take about 30 minutes, and some patients do find lip fillers more uncomfortable and having dermal fillers injected another part of the face and the lips can be more sensitive. Once the lip fillers have been injected your lips may feel numb and might be swollen, this will be due to the injection as well as an anesthetic that maybe within the lip fillers. It will take a few days for the lip fillers to settle in and for you to get used to it. Lip fillers are not a permanent solution and repeat treatment will be required at least every six months.
injecting dermal filler at the correct sites will help raise or volumise the areas around your eyes, thus reducing the appearance of droopy eyebrows.
Hands Fillers –
if your worried about your hands looking bit saggy and appear to have folding skin, dermal fillers can be used to add volume, therefore, give you more youthful looking skin.
dermal filler injectable areas
what to expect
This is a non-surgical treatment that will be carried out by a fully qualified doctor or nurse.
Before the treatment
The areas will be agreed between you and your practitioner and marked. Topical anesthesia maybe applied 20 – 30mins before the treatment for added comfort.
During the treatment
The dermal filler is injected into the areas agreed. The treatment takes 20-40 minutes depending on the number of lines treated.
After the treatment
There is generally no recovery time. The effects of dermal fillers are immediate, however you may experience some redness and swelling which will take a 24-48 hours to settle down.
Dermal filler usually last about 6 – 8 months.
frequently asked questions
What are Dermal fillers?
There are different types of dermal fillers available on the market. The two main types of dermal fillers are a) a hyaluronic acid based filler (hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring compound found in the body) and b) a calcium hydroxyapatite compound which is a longer lasting product. Dermal fillers are used to correct or enhance certain features and can eradicate the appearance of even deep wrinkles.
When should you have dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are used to enhance the appearance of various facial features including the forehead, nose, lips, chin and cheeks. This a non surgical approach to facial augmentation. facial fillers are also used to enhance and give more volume to the face, neck and hands. This in turn reduces the appearance of both deep and fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers are usually used together with wrinkle relaxing injections to give an optimum result.
Does it help with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles?
Yes, the dermal filler will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles greatly. By increasing the volume of an area the wrinkles are stretched out and less visible.
What product should I have?
There are a vast number of companies which manufacture these dermal fillers and which product range you use will depend on your practitioner.
Does having dermal filler hurt?
Most products these days contain Lidocaine, which is used to numb the tissue, therefore the discomfort during the procedure is greatly reduced. The pain will also depend on where the dermal filler is inject, for example the lip filler will be more sensitive.
How long do the results last?
The results vary depending on the type of dermal filler used. On average facial fillers will last about 6 months, after which either a top-up will be required or another session.
What areas can i have done?
Dermal fillers are generally used on the face, neck and hands. Facial fillers are the most popular and used to enhance and augment the chin, cheeks, nose and lips.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Most filler products these days are FDA approved and are safe to use if administered by a qualified professional.
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