If you’re considering getting dermal fillers, it’s important to do your research and know the facts. Here are 5 things you need to know about dermal fillers:
Fillers are made from a variety of materials, most fillers we recommend are made of synthesized materials that are already naturally occurring within you. These includes hyaluronic acid, collagen, hydroxyapatite and fat.
They are injected into the skin to plump up wrinkles and fine lines.
Dermal fillers can also be used to add volume to areas of the face to highlight features or enhance facial shape, these areas include lips, cheeks and the jawline or chin.
The results from fillers are and should be temporary, lasting anywhere from 6 months to 2 years.
There are potential risks associated with dermal fillers, including bruising, swelling, infection and very rarely when skilfully injected microvascular occlusion.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Dermal fillers last anywhere from 6 months to 2 years, depending on the type of filler used and the area injected. For example, thinner fillers like hyaluronic acid typically last 6-9 months while thicker fillers like collagen can last up to 2 years. The results from dermal fillers are not permanent, so touch-ups may be necessary to maintain the desired look. We do not recommend permanent fillers because they last for ever and cannot be removed.
What Are the Potential risks of fillers?
There are potential risks associated with all types of cosmetic procedures, including dermal fillers. The most common side effects include bruising, swelling, and infection at the injection site. More rare but serious side effects can include blindness and skin death that result from microvascular occlusion. It’s important to consult with a suitably qualified healthcare professional prior to getting any type of cosmetic procedure to ensure that you are a good candidate and understand all of the risks involved.
Dermal fillers can be an excellent way to achieve a more youthful or more balanced appearance by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines or adding volume to deficient areas.
They can be precise and powerful volume enhancers where some facial features need to be given more shape or more prominence, whether this is because of underlying deficiency from birth or volume loss due to ageing. It is important to consult with a suitably qualified healthcare professional before you embark on any treatment. Precise decision-making to plan where to place the filler and how much to use is critical to a natural outcome.
Make sure you understand the risks involved in any filler treatment before proceeding.
Additionally, touch-ups may be necessary over time as the results from dermal fillers are not permanent.
If you want to know if any filler may be suitable for you, please come and talk to us.
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