15 Facts About Dermal Fillers You Need To Know

Everyone gets fine lines and wrinkles when they get older. That is a fact of life, but another fact is that there are a number of things you can do to combat the signs of ageing, should you so wish.

Of course, there are lifestyle changes that you can adopt including drinking plenty of water, eating well and exercising regularly. There are also anti-ageing products and treatments that you can avail of including dermal fillers.

Want to know more? Here are a few more facts about dermal fillers that you might like to know…

  1. The main purpose of dermal fillers is to help to reduce and smooth lines and/or wrinkles and/or folds in the skin.
  2. There are many other benefits to dermal fillers: They can also be used to replenish lost volume in parts of the skin; increase lip volume; contour the jawline; enhance the cheek area; fill out depressions under the eyes; and even out indented scars.
  3. The procedure is non-surgical and non-invasive.
  4. Some dermal fillers are natural (as in they involve the injection of a substance that naturally occurs in the body) whilst others contain synthetic materials.
  5. Not all dermal fillers are FDA-approved. In other words, it is definitely worth doing your research to find out which products are used by clinics, and choose a reputable one.
  6. The injection actually stimulates the growth of collagen, which is why it results in a fuller-looking appearance.

  7. From fine lines around the eyes to deep creases around the mouth to wrinkles on the lips, dermal fillers can be used on many facial areas. They can also be used on other areas of the body such as the hands.
  8. You should not use dermal fillers if you bruise easily, are pregnant or are currently breastfeeding.
  9. If you are considering dermal fillers, you should consult a doctor as to your suitability for this treatment as a number of factors have to be taken into consideration, including allergies and skin type.
  10. In recent years, more and more men are using dermal fillers, debunking the myth that this is a treatment only for women.
  11. The results of dermal fillers can be instant and long-lasting but they are actually non-permanent, hence why follow-up sessions are required. Depending on the course of action and the patient, the effect should last for around six to nine months.
  12. The effectiveness and duration of the results depend on a number of factors including skin type, lifestyle choices, age and the skill of the doctor performing the procedure.
  13. As with all procedures, there is a risk involved and complications (including allergic reactions) are possible, which is why you should only go to a qualified doctor or a certified clinic and always ask any questions you might have.
  14. Dermal fillers are different from anti-wrinkle injectables, but there are common injection-related side effects that are rare but possible with dermal fillers. These include swelling, bruising, itching, redness, pain, discoloration and or tenderness around the injection site. These usually subside within two to 10 days.
  15. Post-treatment guidelines for dermal fillers include the following:
    a) It must be noted that using anti-inflammatory drugs or aspirin is likely to cause bleeding or increased bruising at the injection site.
    b) You should refrain from doing exercise (with the exception of walking) for 24 hours after the procedure.

For more information on Dermal Fillers or other anti-ageing treatments, contact us to book a consultation or call us on 1890 650 750. Remember, a qualified practitioner will provide a full and thorough consultation before proceeding with the treatment.