What is dermal filler?
Administered through an injection, the non-toxic serum is mostly made up from hyaluronic acid. Dermal fillers work to enhance specific areas of the face. Not only do they help to reduce the appearance of unwanted wrinkles, but they also contour and create volume in a natural way. Patients who are looking to get dermal fillers will often say that their skin feels revitalised as a result of the treatment.
There are several reasons why someone might require dermal fillers. They can be used in a variety of ways, from enhancing lips to lifting eyebrows. And whilst dermal fillers might seem like a widely used, common and mainstream treatment, they actually require delicate application from a very skilled practitioner.
How long does dermal filler last?
It is important to note that dermal fillers are not permanent. In fact, once injected, they usually last anywhere between 6 to 18 months. How long the fillers last will usually be determined by the type of filler that has been used for the treatment, and the area of your face in which it has been applied.
Another feature of dermal filler application that helps to put some people’s minds at ease is the fact that dermal fillers can be proactively dissolved safely. So, if you no longer wish to have them, you can get rid of them, and you don’t have to be stuck with them for the full length of time.
Dermal Filler Areas
There are several areas where a patient can get dermal fillers. Some patients may decide to get filler in more than one area of the skin, and this is possible. In the past, our doctors have helped people to use this procedure in the following areas (this is not an exhaustive list):
- Cheek filler
- Chin enhancement
- Earlobe enhancement
- Eyebrow lift
- Gummy smile
- Lips contouring/enhancement
- Marionette lines
- Naso-labial folds
- Panda eyes (tear trough)
- Redefinition of the forehead
- Redefinition of the temples
- Rhino filler
- V-shape definition (jaw & chin filler)
- Zigomatic (cheek bone) reconstruction & lift
Lip fillers have proven hugely popular in the dermal filler world. In fact, they are one of the most sought after aesthetic medicine treatments in the UK.
Fillers can help to contour your lips and enhance their volume. The treatment itself is not painful and can be dissolved if you change your mind later – the treatment is not permanent. How much filler you inject into your lips will depend on the look that you are going for. Your practitioner will always suggest a safe and appropriate amount to help you achieve the look that you want.
Cheek fillers raise the volume of the area above and around your cheekbones. Not only can they help to smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, but they can also create the illusion of a more defined bone structure. The procedure itself does not take a long time, and you will be able to see results immediately. Like all fillers, the results are not permanent. However, cheek fillers can last for a matter of months or even years. To create your desired look, cheek fillers can be modified, and patients can add more filler into the treated area.
Facial fillers are typically used as an anti-wrinkle treatment to reduce the appearance of aging and help revitalise the skin. The results of facial fillers can last for a matter of months or up to one year. Like most dermal fillers, patients may experience bruising and swelling for the first week after treatment. It is important to note that this is normal, and these symptoms will gradually diffuse over time. Patients can receive a top-up of their facial fillers to help them maintain their desired look.
Dermal filler can help an individual reshape and contour their chin. Not only can it help to create a more balanced profile, but it can also lengthen a patient’s face. Like most dermal fillers, the treatment is quick, and a top-up can be required if necessary to help you achieve the desired look you are going for. Chin filler has been proven to transform the face of both men and women, and it is a far more cost-effective procedure than getting a surgical chin implant.
Our London based team of aesthetics doctors are experts at offering rhino filler procedures. A technique that is renowned for being hard to implement. However, our doctors have garnered a strong reputation for being experts in this field.
Quality and safety is at the heart of what we do. For this reason, we select only top brands for our hyaluronic acid and ensure that only the newest and safest products are used.
Can I keep my makeup on?
Your skin should be clean for treatment so we can properly assess your skin and determine where to make injections. If you wear makeup to your appointment, we’ll remove it before your service. Post treatment, we advise to not wear makeup or touch your face for at least 6 hours.
What must I absolutely avoid after my treatment?
Avoid exercise/working out, alcohol consumption and sauna/steam rooms for 24 hours; no facials for 2 weeks.
How quickly will I see results?
Results from this treatment are instant but final results will be visible around 2 weeks after treatment. There may be some slight swelling for a few days post treatment, but this will subside over time. Slight bruising and redness can occur and will subside shortly after.
How long do the results last?
Everyone’s different, but typically results last anywhere from 10-18 months. It really depends on the filler we use and your aesthetic goals.
What is the downtime? Can I go back to work?
One of the things that makes dermal fillers so great is there’s little downtime. There’s no reason you can’t go back to work afterwards, although keep in mind that you may experience some redness, swelling or bruising.