Dermal fillers FAQs answered

Dermal fillers are rising in popularity as it’s a treatment that addresses a plethora of conditions and can cater to wide range of contouring areas of the face. At Life Should Be Beautiful in Portsmouth, our extensive knowledge and proficiency in dermal filler treatments means we’re also able to offer advanced procedures including treating your tear troughs and even ageing hands. If you’re still figuring out what dermal fillers are then your search ends here as we have created an FAQ with all your questions answered below.

What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are an injectable gel like substance that contain hyaluronic acid which is a natural occurring sugar within the skin which the filler itself contains. This particular acid is essential to your skin as it creates bounce and firmness, which is why dermal fillers are effective in volume because the sugar occurs naturally within the body and your skin will accept the dermal filler with ease.


Are they temporary or permanent?

Often confused with permanent dermal fillers which use silicon, injectable dermal fillers which contain hyaluronic acid are not permanent. Permanent dermal fillers are not buildable, which means they cannot be amended or customised to reach your desired results and can come with serious risks to health. Temporary dermal fillers naturally dissolve in your skin over time exactly how your acid reserves do which will simply be a natural process.


What areas can dermal fillers treat?

One of the reasons dermal fillers have risen to rapid fame is due to its versatility where as many non-surgical treatments rely on their ability to reshape and volumize. You can use dermal fillers for:

  • Smoothening wrinkles
  • Lines at the corner of the eyes
  • Frown lines between eyebrows
  • Vertical lines above the top lip
  • Lip enhancement
  • Adding volume to the lip/ skin border
  • Filling acne and other scars
  • Filling sunken cheeks and weak chins


When can I see my results?

The results are usually seen almost immediately after the treatment has been completed with the treatment being roughly around 45 minutes to an hour.


Any aftercare procedures?

Ensuring the correct aftercare practice is extremely important as how you care for the treated area will affect the success rate and length of your results. It is advised that you avoid rubbing the treated area for 24 hours and if possible, to avoid exercise for at least 24 hours. Avoiding external treatments such as sun beds or exposing the treated areas to direct sunlight for 3 – 4 days post treatment is required however applying makeup post treatment and continuing your regular skin care regime is fine.


If you think you might be interested in Dermal Fillers, then please get in touch with Life Should Be Beautiful in Portsmouth today!