What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are substances such as hyaluronic acid which are injected into the skin to create a plumping effect and to contour the face to replace the fat and proteins we lose with age and support the skin structure. They add volume to the lips, cheeks, tear troughs, chin and jaw. Dermal fillers are not permanent, and whilst they can last up to 18 months, their lifespan will depend on the type of filler that is used and the area that it has been injected into.
Who is an ideal candidate for dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can be used for anyone over the age of 18. They are commonly used to fill areas which are showing signs of ageing through lines, wrinkles or sagging due to their ability to plump and fill the skin. However, they can also be used to enhance the lips, giving a fuller and more defined pout or adding balance and symmetry. They tend to be most popular with women, but can also be suitable for men too.
How do dermal fillers work?
They work by boosting the natural supply of hyaluronic acid that is already found within the skin, restoring volume that will have been lost as we age. The substance is injected into the target areas using a needle or cannula, and because of the water loving nature of hyaluronic acid, it can attract more moisture which helps to fill out the skin and any hollow areas creating the perfect plump effect. This plumping helps to fill the skin from beneath, therefore smoothing out any lines and wrinkles and filling areas that have lost their natural volume.
- How long do the results last? 3-18 months
- Treatment duration time: Up to 30 minutes
- Anaesthesia required: Numbing cream
- Downtime:24-48 hours
- Costs: From£200