A blog article about dermal fillers and everything you need to know.
There are a number of different types of dermal fillers available. Some are made from natural ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, while others are synthetic. Hyaluronic acid is a substance that occurs naturally in the body, but it diminishes over time causing skin to lose its firmness and elasticity. This can cause unsightly lines and wrinkles that can be difficult to treat with other anti-aging treatments due to the depth of these wrinkles which require filler injected underneath them in order to restore their appearance back to normal.
What is dermal filler made from?
Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the human body and is responsible for keeping our skin smooth and plump. When we age, we lose this substance and as a result our skin becomes thinner and more wrinkled. Dermal fillers are cross linked & processed hyaluronic acid that has been purified and turned into a gel that can be injected into your face to help restore volume to your skin, especially when it has lost elasticity due to aging or sun exposure.
What areas can dermal fillers be used on?
Dermal filler can be used on the face, neck and hands. It can also be used to treat hollows under the eyes (cheek augmentation), lines around the mouth (smile lines) and frown lines between the eyebrows.
For those who suffer from facial acne scars, dermal filler can help smooth out these areas while promoting collagen production in the skin. The results may last up to two years or more depending on how quickly your body absorbs it.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
As with any cosmetic treatment, the cost depends on a variety of factors. The area to be treated and the practitioner you choose will determine how much dermal filler costs.
For example, lip augmentation can range from £200 to £350 per session depending on the type of filler used and your choice of practitioner. Facial fillers require more filler and so costs are more expensive at around £350-800 per session.
Dermal filler FAQS – What you need to know
Can dermal fillers be used on the face, lips and around the eyes?Yes. Dermal filler can be used in all areas of the face except for your eye area. It’s also very commonly injected into hands, fingers and nails to make them appear more youthful and healthy-looking.
When is it best to have a consultation before having any treatments?Ideally you should book a consultation at least two weeks before your treatment so that we can assess whether you are suitable for dermal fillers or not (the dermal filler specialist will provide this service). The initial consultation takes approximately 30 minutes where we discuss what services could benefit you most from our practice. You can then choose what would suit you best depending on your concerns or desired outcome e.g.: volume loss due to ageing; wrinkles/lines; sagging skin around neckline; chubby cheeks etc).
Dermal fillers are a common solution for many skin issues, such as wrinkles, lines and folds. They’re made from a variety of different materials including collagen & hyaluronic acid depending on the desired effects. Dermal fillers are injected under the skin using tiny needles, which reduce any discomfort that may be experienced during treatment. The result is smoother and firmer-looking skin with fewer wrinkles than before! However you must make sure you do your own research on the practitioner and clinic you are going to. make use they are right for you and going to give you the look you want. Don’t ever chose a practitioner because they are cheap.