30th November 2018
Your ultimate guide to dermal fillers
Considering a treatment for the first time is a little daunting for some people. There are so many questions to ask and so much to find out that it can all become a little intimidating! If you’re considering a dermal filler treatment now, the chances are that you’ve been considering it for a short while. Media personalities, celebrities, and even our peers are becoming more open about the treatments they opt for, but a lot of people still don’t know the fundamentals of dermal fillers. What are they made of? Are they safe? Do they last forever? Dermal fillers are a simple, effective, and safe treatment, so let’s embark on your ultimate guide to dermal fillers!
Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance
One of the main questions that comes up regarding dermal fillers is ‘what are they?’ It’s entirely natural and expected to want to know exactly what you’re putting into your skin, and their composition may surprise you. Dermal filler treatment places a gel-like substance in the skin that contains a naturally occurring bodily sugar called hyaluronic acid. This sugar is already present in your skin and contributes to firmness, bounce, and volume.
Dermal fillers are biodegradable
The safety of dermal fillers revolves entirely around their composition. Because they use this naturally occurring bodily sugar, they are fully compatible with your system after a few minor side effects. This sugar is broken down and dissolved by the body over time, causing no adverse effect to your body. The only way you’ll notice this process beginning is if you start to notice your treated area beginning to revert back to normal. Because of this, dermal fillers are temporary.
Dermal fillers are safe in trained hands
Your treatment is entirely safe for use within the soft tissue of your face when it is performed by trained hands. Because of their compatibility with your skin and their temporary nature, dermal fillers pose no threat to your health and safety when they’re performed correctly. Temporary fillers have been unfairly associated with the complications of permanent fillers, of which most UK practitioners avoid at all costs. Permanent fillers use materials such as liquid silicone and come equipped with many possible complications and side effects because they are very difficult to adjust or remove. Temporary dermal fillers, on the other hand, will not alter your body or cause any disfigurement when you seek a professional for your treatment. Temporary fillers are the safest option when seeking to enhance your natural features.
Dermal fillers are adjustable
What happens if you don’t like your results? What if you want to add more or even take some of it away? Well, this is another benefit of dermal fillers over permanent facial fillers. Hyaluronic acid fillers are adjustable in that we can build on your results at any time should it be appropriate, or we can even reverse them. If you decide you’d like to reverse your results, we can perform a second injectable treatment that boosts the body’s dissolving processes. Rather than let it break down naturally over the course of a few months, you could see a noticeable difference within 24 hours of this reversing treatment being performed.
Dermal fillers treat the face and more…
These treatments are exceptional for enhancing the cheekbones, plumping the cheeks, adding volume to the lips, and filling thinning skin to smooth sagging lines and folds. These are very popular treatment areas for dermal fillers, as are the advanced techniques used to even out bumps in the nose in the non-surgical rhinoplasty (or liquid nose job). However, did you know that as well as doing all of this, dermal fillers also rejuvenate ageing hands? There are specific brands and techniques, all of which Radiance Skin Clinic is proud to provide, that fills the loose and ageing skin on the hands. Some people don’t like how their thinning skin reveals knuckles, bones, and veins on their hands, but through careful filler placement we can safely add substance to the skin to hide these again.