Learn About Facial Fillers

As we age, our skin begins to lose volume and elasticity, leading to the appearance of wrinkles, and sagging. This can leave us feeling self-conscious and less confident in our appearance, its common to hear how the mirror reflects a sad, tired face, which isn’t necessarily how you feel. 

Fortunately, there is an innovative and effective solution that can help to restore volume and elasticity to the skin, leaving us looking and feeling refreshed and rested. That solution is the use of facial dermal fillers. In this blog, we will explore what dermal fillers are and how they can help you look more youthful and less tired/saggy or sad.  .

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a staple of cosmetic medical clinics. Most dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule found in all skin and soft tissues throughout the body. 

Dermal fillers are a well-established technology and have been in use for over twenty years. They have become very  sophisticated, each brand having a range of qualities to choose from to tailor treatment to specific needs and areas of the face and body. 

How do dermal/facial fillers work?

Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers are a clear sterile gel in a syringe for injection into the skin providing instant correction. Hyaluronic acid attracts and binds water in the skin, providing volume and hydration, but also ‘cushioning’ and supporting collagen and elastin fibres and providing a medium for the transport of important chemical messages between the cells.

How long do results last?

Longevity varies between products, and between individuals, but most will last between 6  and 18 months and sometimes even longer.  Life-style factors can effect longevity. 

If you choose not to maintain the results with further treatment, your skin will return to its pre-treatment state over time.

What are the benefits of dermal/facial fillers?

Dermal fillers offer a wide range of benefits for men and women, including:

Dermal fillers are perhaps commonly associated with the enhancement of lips, cheeks and jawline, even in younger faces, they can also be used to improve skin quality and reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. In older faces they can be used to subtly correct features of the aging face, such as sagging and the loss of youthful contours. Results can be transforming, but need not be obvious. At Simon Lee Clinic we love to make you look like you don’t need fillers, rather than like you’ve had work done.  

Who is a good candidate for dermal/facial fillers?

It is important to consult with a qualified practitioner to determine if dermal/facial fillers are a safe and appropriate option for your individual needs. It is important that you are able to achieve the best results and with minimum risk. A thorough consultation is the first step towards a safe treatment for you. 

What should I expect during and after the treatment?

Dermal/facial filler treatment typically takes around 30 minutes to complete, and most patients are able to resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment. Before the treatment, the practitioner will remove any make-up and cleanse the treatment area with an anti-septic. Topical numbing cream is usually applied in our practice, to reduce any discomfort.

During the treatment, the filler is injected into the targeted areas using a small needle or a cannula, to achieve the desired result. 

After the treatment, patients may experience some swelling or bruising at the injection site. It is important the aftercare advice provided is followed, so that recovery time is minimal and any side effects such as swelling or bruising, settle quickly.  

Results of dermal/facial filler treatment are immediate, but there is a period of up to two weeks where there may be some swelling or bruising to settle.  

Dermal/facial fillers are an innovative and effective solution for men and women looking to feel more confident about their appearance; reduce signs of ageing such as fine lines and wrinkles, or restore volume and youthful contours, to  achieve a more youthful, refreshed appearance. 

The treatment works by injecting a gel-like substance into or under the skin, to correct or restore contours, enhance facial features such as lips, chin, cheeks and jawline or to  reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and sagging.

Dermal/facial fillers are highly tissue tailored , with a wide range of formulations and injection techniques available to achieve the desired results. They are non-surgical and considered safe, in safe hands , making them an attractive option for those looking to improve their appearance without the need for incisions or downtime.

If you are considering dermal/facial fillers, be sure to consult with a qualified and experienced practitioner to determine if it is a safe and appropriate option for your individual needs. With the right treatment regimen, you can achieve a more youthful, vibrant appearance that will help you look and feel your best. At Simon Lee the nurses are all experienced and talented injectors, using only the best brands, supplied only by regulated pharmacies to ensure all our patients have safe treatments with great results. We are here to tailor your treatment through the decades, so you can look good, but not ‘done’.