Everything you need to know before getting dermal fillers
Dermal fillers are more popular than ever, despite the mandatory face masks we need to wear right now. We all want to look and feel our best, and whether you want fillers to plump your lips or fill in wrinkles, it’s important to be informed about the procedure before you move forward. We enlisted the help of the experts at ground-breaking London aesthetics clinic Skinfluencer to explain the basics about dermal fillers.
What are dermal fillers?
Seen as a quick-fix route for getting youthful and smooth skin, dermal fillers can
be used to correct or enhance facial contours, plump the lips, soften the appearance of wrinkles and improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin. But there is a lot more you should know before having fillers…
Botox vs fillers
When it comes to injectables, it’s important to know that fillers and Botox are two completely different entities. Botox stops the small muscles in your face from making the movements that cause wrinkles, while dermal fillers plump from below wrinkles to smooth them out and recapture the youthful contours.
What are dermal fillers made of?
Fillers are small injections of gel, usually comprising of hyaluronic acid, that fill in wrinkles and add volume to soft tissue. You can have dermal fillers in different parts of your face including around the eye, cheeks, mouth and jawline, as well as those administered directly into the lip tissue. Fillers help to sculpt, maintain shape, even out hollows in the skin and provide hydration. Another benefit of having a filler treatment is that when injected in strategic places in the face, the filler triggers the body’s natural response to produce collagen, which provides you with a much longer lasting result.
The most common type of facial filler is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule that attracts and binds water in the skin. It works in harmony with the body’s remaining collagen and elastin, supporting these all-important proteins to give skin a more full and youthful appearance.
What age should you get fillers?
As we age, our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which keep our faces full and plump-looking, which contributes to the youthful look. Your collagen and elastin levels decline at a rate of about 2% each year from the age of about 25, and by your late twenties, your body will have stopped producing it altogether! Enter fillers — the treatment that can replace lost volume or reposition sliding fat pads. The result is that the filler will restore lost volume to your face and plump areas, so that deep set lines are smoothed.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers can last anywhere between six to 12 months, depending on the type of hyaluronic acid used, as well as how well it’s suited to the purpose and to you!
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