Are you unhappy with your facial lines and would like your skin to look more youthful? We all know that as we get older we experience an increase in lines, folds and wrinkles on our face. Maybe you would like to reduce the appearance of these facial lines and wrinkles but you have no idea where to start. Have you considered dermal fillers? If you haven’t, you may want to visit your local dentist to find out more information about getting dermal fillers.
How much do you know about Dermal Fillers?
A popular facial aesthetic treatment for adults, dermal fillers are used to fill any lines or wrinkles and they can also be used to add volume to areas of your face, for example your cheeks or lips. Considered a cosmetic procedure, dermal fillers are usually made of hyaluronic acid gels which come from natural, non animal sources.
How can Dermal Fillers work for me?
If you do decide to have dermal fillers, it is important to note that after treatment, although you may have fillers at certain parts of your face, the rest of your face will continue to age as normal.
Before having an injection of dermal fillers, a local anaesthetic or an anaesthetic cream may be used to numb the area of the skin which will be treated in order to avoid you experiencing any discomfort. The dermal filler is then injected into the skin, which is done in only a few minutes, with results showing almost immediately. Dermal fillers are known to last between 6 and 12 months, however it is dependent into what area of the face the dermal fillers are injected.
After the procedure you may experience some bruising and swelling but this should settle down within a few days. You will also receive aftercare advice from the practitioner on how to reduce any side effects from the procedure, such as not wearing make up for a period of time, protecting yourself from the sun and avoiding alcohol.
The benefits of having dermal fillers
One of the main benefits of having dermal fillers is that it ensures that your skin remains smoothed out, which contributes to a more youthful appearance. It is also a non surgical and painless procedure which is beneficial for those who are slightly anxious about procedures like this.
Potential risks associated Dermal Fillers
Although dermal fillers procedures are usually very safe and are carried out by an experienced practitioner, it is also important to identify the potential risks associated with having dermal fillers.
There may be very rare instances where the dermal filler may move away from the intended treatment area, which means that the filler may have to be removed via a surgical procedure. The procedure can also result in scarring, an infection or lumpiness under the skin which may also need to be corrected by either surgery or medicine.
It is important, if you have dermal fillers, that you are unhappy with the results of the procedure and you express any concerns to the clinic where you had your procedure as soon as possible.