Dermal fillers are designed to help diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other visible signs of aging through injections which fill out wrinkles and creases in the skin. They can also be used to increase the volume and definition of the lips and cheeks i.e. getting plumps and creating a youthful smoother skin.
When we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look and research has stated that from the age of 25-30 we start to lose 2% of the elastin and collagen level per year.
What are Dermal Fillers?
The fillers are made from a variety of materials and the effects can be either temporary or permanent. Based on information from NHS we have listed 5 commonly used Dermal fillers with how long the effect will stay for when you get injectable filler applied on your face, neck or jaw line. We list them with the mostly used material. For more information visit www.clinicat.co.uk/dermal-fillers-uk/
- Hyaluronic acid – lasts about four to six months and help to maintain shape, even out depressions in the skin and provide hydration. This is used a lot as it’s the natural substance found in eyeballs, joints and skin and can hold a thousand times its weight in water therefore considered the best for its purpose. International brands such as Juvederm®Dermal fillers, Teosyal®, and Belotero® are based on this material. We are strong advocates of animal welfare and the products we use have been ethically sourced to ensure they are not used on cats (buskerscat.com) or dogs (greyhoundracinghistory.co.uk) and other animals.
- Collagen – effects last three to four months
- Calcium hydroxylapatite – lasts about 18 months
- Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) – effects of injections given over several months may last up to two years
- Polymethylmethacrylate beads (PMMA) – this has a permanent effect, and is considered the riskiest based on research by the beauty and medical industry.
What’s the difference between Botox and dermal filler?
Botox is a toxin and used to numb and stop the facial muscles that cause movement from moving. Dermal fillers only plump the wrinkled skin making it smooth so it doesn’t affect any muscle movements. Skin fillers can offer many of the benefits of a face lift without the risks and downtime often associated with surgical procedures or even botox. The gel-like substance will plump and fill out sunken areas, firming the skin and allowing wrinkles to be lifted. Read more about botox here: www.clinicat.co.uk/botox
Risks of Dermal Fillers
The risks of dermal fillers depend on whether the procedure was done correctly and the type of filler used. In the hands of a properly trained and experienced practitioner dermal fillers are very safe. Permanent fillers have the highest risk of problems and some practitioners feel they are best avoided. Common side effects are swelling and bruising lasting up to 2 weeks.
General risks of dermal fillers include:
- rashes, swelling, itching and bruising
- the filler moving away from the intended treatment area over time
- filler forming lumps under the skin – this may need to be treated with surgery or medication that why we use fully qualified doctors for advanced filler treatments
- filler blocking a blood vessel
- an infection
At Clinic@ Our doctor uses advanced injecting techniques to minimize risk and give the best results. Whatever you are looking for please contact us and we will advice and help you with your dream transformation. Whether it’s Facelift & Skin tightening on your face, neck and hair lines. Book a free consultation with www.clinicat.co.uk