How do dermal fillers work?
These days dermal fillers are a popular choice for those looking to improve, enhance or rejuvenate their facial features. Dermal fillers are so versatile, they have many applications and can be adapted to suit a person’s goals as required.
Dermal fillers are a highly favoured choice due to their nourishing and natural-looking results. While they may be the popular choice, it is always prudent to research what exactly they are, what they do and whether they’re going to produce the results you’re looking for.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal Fillers are normally made up of a gel which is primarily constructed from a substance called hyaluronic acid. While this may not sound familiar, this substance is naturally produced by your body and is what promotes collagen within your features.
From the age of 25, our collagen production begins to decrease more over time, reducing the plump appearance within your face, neck and other areas. This substance also has a huge role to play with the regulation of water and distribution of nutrients within the skin.
Dermal fillers emulate the results of this substance, creating a youthful and healthy appearance by adding volume to targeted areas within the face.
How long do dermal fillers last?
A huge benefit of dermal fillers is that they’re not a permanent addition, however, they are long-lasting. Due to their natural-inspired origins, they, just like the substances within your skin, are biodegradable. Therefore, after a while, they will safely dissolve into your skin.
How long this takes will differ for each person as there are several factors that contribute to the longevity of your filler. Dermal fillers can range anywhere from 6-18 months depending on the area you’re having treated, the amount of filler as well as personal skin type, condition and more.
How do dermal fillers work?
We know what dermal fillers are made from and how long they last, but how do they work? Well, we’ve established how hyaluronic acid works and the way fillers emulate this plump-loving substance.
In the site fillers are injected into, their purpose is to maintain the desired shape depending on where you’re having them injected and how much you are using. This is often done strategically and encourages the body to respond by producing collagen to create that long-lasting youthful appearance.
Do dermal fillers hurt?
While overall dermal fillers are described as feeling like a ‘pinch’, this sensation can range from person to person. Some people may also feel the slight pressure of the application.
However, if you have any specific concerns, you may wish to discuss these with your practitioner who will guide you through the process and ensure you know all the details tailored to your specific treatment.
Where can dermal fillers be used?
Dermal Fillers can be used in a range of places on your face. As these can be cleverly applied to contour and create the desired face shape, there are several areas where these can be strategically placed to achieve the desired outcome.
Despite the personal nature of fillers, there are still areas that are more popular than others. For example, dermal fillers are highly popular to create a fuller shape for the lips, in between the eyebrows to reduce frown lines and in the cheeks to add shape and/or volume.
How quickly will it work?
One of the great things about dermal fillers is that you notice the results right away. As soon as your treatment has finished, you will be able to enjoy the benefits as well as return to your day-to-day activities right away.
Sometimes it’s possible to experience a mild tenderness around the injection site – this is a normal reaction and will subside, usually within a few days of treatment.
How do I know if it’s right for me?
Ultimately, it depends on the results you want to achieve. If you’re looking to complete your look by enhancing your facial features to feel refreshed and confident, then dermal fillers are a great place to start.
Due to the natural-inspired ingredients, dermal fillers produce the best response from our bodies and the most effortless results.
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