What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are small injections of gel made up of hyaluronic acid, that fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue. Dermal fillers can be put into different parts of your face: around the eye, mouth, and jawline, and cheeks, as well as lip fillers administered directly into the lip tissue.
How does it work?
Fillers restore lost volume to your face and plump areas so that deep-set lines are smoothed. As we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to our younger looks.
Experts argue over when we start losing collagen, but the general agreed-upon age is 25. Your collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of approximately 2% per year, and your body will have stopped producing it altogether by your late twenties.
How long do dermal fillers last?
It depends on how the body reacts and which hyaluronic acid is used, but most dermal fillers will last between six and 18 months.
Do dermal fillers have or cause side effects?
It’s completely normal to experience a little bit of discomfort, redness, and bruising after the procedure. Reactions generally occur immediately after the needle injection and can include; redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising, and tenderness at the injection location.
These reactions are generally mild to moderate and usually disappear shortly after injection, usually resolved in a few days.
Do dermal fillers hurt?
There may be some discomfort whilst the filler is being injected into the face. But we can reduce this by applying an anesthetic cream before treatment. To give further relief and alleviate as much pain as possible, our fillers contain a pre-mixed local anesthetic.
Are there different types of dermal fillers?
The most common type of facial filler is hyaluronic acid, the natural substance found in many areas of the body including eyes, joints, and skin, which can hold 1000x its weight in water. Hyaluronic facial fillers help to maintain shape, even out depressions in the skin, and provide hydration.
Is there a difference between Botox and dermal filler?
‘Yes, there is a 100% difference between Botox and fillers! Botox stops the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles, while dermal fillers plump from below the wrinkles to smooth them out and promote the youthful look.’
How much do dermal fillers cost?
Well, that depends entirely on how much you’re going to have done, which fillers you opt for and who you pay to administer them.
Every clinic differs, but the general starting price for facial fillers is from $500 per syringe.
Where should you go to get dermal fillers?
The face has many underlying sensitive structures, for example, nerves, vessels, and eyes, when treating wrinkles. If the person administering fillers is untrained and not careful, there’s a risk of damage, infection, artery occlusion – leading to tissue death and scarring. Hence why it’s so important to see a registered medical professional who understands the anatomy of the face and knows the areas to avoid.