If you’re looking for the latest anti-aging and aesthetic treatments, dermal fillers are among the most popular options we offer. But what are dermal fillers, and how do they work? Here we answer all your questions to help you discover whether dermal fillers are an effective option for you.
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are non-surgical cosmetic treatments that are injected into the skin. They can be used for a variety of effects:
- Reducing fine lines and wrinkles
- Firming the early signs of sagging skin
- Giving the skin a plumper, more youthful appearance
- Contouring areas of the face such as cheeks, chin and nose
Because of their versatility, dermal fillers are an extremely popular choice for improving appearance. They not only make you look younger and fresher; they also help you to feel more confident about yourself by reshaping the facial features you might not like.
HOW LONG DO DERMAL FILLERS LAST?
Dermal fillers take around 30 minutes to administer, depending on the number of areas you are having treated. You will see the results straight away as soon as the procedure is complete. You may experience a small amount of reddening or bruising, which should fade within 48 hours. Once this has healed, the results will look even better.
Dermal fillers are not permanent. The results usually last between six months and two years, depending on the treatment you have had. The fillers are safely absorbed into your body over time until you're ready for your next treatment.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FILLERS AND BOTOX?
Dermal fillers and Botox are completely different substances and are used for different purposes. Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance that exists naturally in your body. They are injected into the face using fine needles, targeting the areas that you want to change. They are most commonly used to plump the cheeks or fill the lines between the eyebrows and those between the nose and mouth, providing a natural-looking result and restoring the radiance that can be lost as the skin ages.
Botox, on the other hand, is made from bacteria – it is a purified form of a toxin called botulinum. It is only used in tiny amounts. Like dermal fillers, Botox is injected into targeted areas of the skin, but it works completely differently – by blocking nerve signals from the muscles for around four to five months at a time.
As a result, Botox can only be used to reduce those fine lines and wrinkles caused by muscle movements, such as those on the forehead or crow’s feet around the eyes. It does not plump the skin or reshapes facial features. The right treatment for you will depend on the signs of ageing you want to target and the effects you want to achieve.
Find out more about dermal fillers
If you are considering dermal fillers and would like to speak to a trained professional, please contact us at 8845 5400. We will be happy to discuss everything with you.