Your guide to dermal fillers

Dermal fillers are the second most popular non-invasive cosmetic treatment, which means that you probably know somebody who’s tried them. However, just because your friends are enjoying their new refreshed looks thanks to dermal fillers, it doesn’t mean it’s a treatment that’s going to suit everyone.

Skin matures in an individual way, from person to person, so a consultation with one of our highly skilled and experienced practitioners is necessary before you embark on any anti-ageing enhancements to ensure you’re receiving the treatment that’s going to best benefit you. Let’s take a look at where on the face dermal fillers are most appropriately used.


Dermal filler treatment areas

Predominantly used on the lower face, dermal fillers are used to fill in the wrinkles that run from the nose to the mouth and from the mouth to the chin. These lines are known as nasolabial lines and marionette lines respectively.

But dermal fillers are not just used on wrinkles. They can also volumise skin in collagen-weak areas such as under the eyes, in the tear troughs, and around the cheeks and temples. Another use is in facial sculpting. Jawlines can be firmed, the entire face can be lifted in a manner akin to that of a surgical facelift and even specific features can be enhanced. Nose and chin shapes can be altered and the benefits of having your lips enhanced in this way have long been documented.


How do dermal fillers work?

Just like the UK’s number 1 non-invasive cosmetic procedure; anti-wrinkle treatment, dermal fillers are an injectable. Small amounts of hyaluronic acid gels will be applied to specific skin areas to achieve the results you’ll have discussed with your practitioner during the consultation.

Underneath the skin surface, the hyaluronic acid expands, and in doing so, exerts pressure on the skin above, pushing it out to create a plumping effect. The result is thicker, younger-looking skin.

The action of injecting dermal fillers also encourages a mild increase in collagen production, which gives the skin an extra boost.


Dermal filler results

One of the reasons why so many people opt for dermal fillers over the more permanent surgical options is because there’s no scarring or lengthy recovery period involved. You can book a treatment to take place in your lunch-break and go back to work straight away afterwards, also, you can tweak your results, should you change your mind about the treatment plan you agreed.

The application procedure takes 20-40 minutes, depending on what you’re having done and the results will be obvious immediately afterwards. You’ll look refreshed, rejuvenated and enhanced in a subtle, natural-looking way, but should you decide you’d prefer a different look; that’s entirely achievable.


Curious as to whether dermal fillers could be a good option for you? Then why not book a consultation. We’ll be happy to give you our informed opinion on what could work best for you. Please give us a call today to book your appointment.