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The complete guide to dermal fillers for 2022

29 July 2022by Shiv

Healthy and supple skin is what all of us desire. Smooth and glowing skin automatically enhances our personality and boosts our self-confidence. However, with growing age, the essential components of our skin such as hyaluronic acid which provides deep hydration start breaking down. The skin loses its elasticity and becomes sagging and wrinkled. The eyes become sunken, the cheeks lose their contour and appear flat, the lips may also lose volume and start drooping. All of this can lead to an adverse effect on your beauty and gives an aged appearance.

But advancing science has a solution to every problem, so leave all your worries aside as Dermal fillers are the solution that will help you to get rid of all these facial aesthetic issues.

Here is your complete guide to dermal fillers that will answer all your questions about dermal fillers and help you in getting back  your shiny and smooth skin.


What are dermal fillers?

Skin ageing usually begins in the late 20s when the structural components of our skin begin to decrease. Dermal fillers, as their name implies, help in replenishing the loose and sagging skin. They are usually composed of a substance called hyaluronic acid, which is injected under your skin with the help of micro injections. Hyaluronic acid is the natural moisturiser of your skin and keeps it healthy by providing deep hydration. Other substances that can be used include calcium hydroxylapatite and collagen stimulators. There is no effect on neuromuscular conduction as is the case with the use of toxins. This is a completely safe FDA approved treatment for contemporary facial aesthetics. Sculptra®, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Dysport™ are some of the commonly used commercial brands.


How do Dermal fillers replenish your beauty?


Dermal fillers restore the lost volume, tighten your skin, decrease fine lines, increase facial contours and redesign your face to give it a youthful look. Not just the face, dermal fillers can help in reviving other parts of the body with loose skin as well.

The treatment areas included under dermal fillers treatment includes 

-Drooping Lips

-Flattened Cheeks

-Sunken eyes

-Tear troughs

-Chin/jawline augmentation


-Nose deformities

-Acne scars

-Glabellar frown lines


How long do dermal fillers last?


Dermal fillers are a great option to deal with your plump skin, but these are not permanent. The hyaluronic acid which is injected under your skin to even it out is gradually broken down by the body, and your skin goes back to sagging again. You should, therefore, stay in touch with your facial aesthetics practitioner who will guide you on how to take care of your skin and also inform you when you will need the re-treatment.  One session usually lasts for 6-12 months, depending on your age and type of skin. The type of nutrition you take and your lifestyle habits also have a substantial role in keeping your dermal fillers intact for a longer duration.


Are you eligible for dermal fillers?


Anyone above 21 years of age (both males and females), who is healthy but has a complaint of sagging skin is eligible for dermal fillers treatment. Dermal fillers are popularly chosen over other facial aesthetics treatment options because they ensure immediate results. So, those who need immediate revival are also the perfect candidates for dermal fillers. The treatment can be completed within 15 minutes – 45 minutes, depending on the areas to be treated and the skin type.

However, pregnant and lactating females should avoid treatment. Heavy smoking is also a relative contraindication to dermal fillers treatment. If you have a history of allergy, anaphylaxis or any auto-immune disease, then you are not eligible for the treatment.

You should always consult the professional facial aesthetics practitioner who will thoroughly assess your status and let you know if you are eligible for the treatment or not. They will also let you know the alternative treatments available for you depending on your condition.


What is the procedure and recovery time?


Dermal fillers introduction is a simple and short procedure which is entirely safe, and FDA approved. 

Preparation: After your practitioner affirms you eligible for the treatment, you have to prepare yourself for the procedure. Any blood-thinning medications, Vitamin – E supplements, NSAIDs should be discontinued. It is advised to eat a lot of green leafy vegetables and avoid heavy exercise for a few days before and after the procedure.

Procedure: Your practitioner will apply a topical numbing cream to the area to be treated. Then with the help of microinjections, the filler is deposited under the skin. It takes 15-45 minutes depending on your skin and the areas to be treated.

Recovery: After the procedure is completed, you may feel slight discomfort, redness and pain. But that is not something to worry about. It’s not a side effect; it is actually due to the needle pricks on the skin. Applying ice packs to areas or if necessary, taking painkillers will help in relieving the discomfort. It usually resolves by itself within 4-6 hours. 

It is recommended not to engage in heavy exercise, massage the area, or sleep in a flat position for a few days after the treatment. The effects will be visible from the first treatment itself.

Follow up: Your practitioner will let you know when to visit next. Mostly, you should have a follow-up check after 4 weeks of the treatment.


Will the fillers look natural?


The answer is a big YES. If you have consulted a professional practitioner and the dermal fillers are placed in the right amount and right location, your look will be absolutely natural and maybe even better. It will increase your beauty in the best way possible. 


At Conway House Dental Practice, our facial aesthetics practitioner – Dr Nina Kelman will provide you with the best dermal filler treatment. We place your safety and satisfaction as our priority and enhance your beauty with artistic and subtle techniques. You will be able to appreciate a change in your appearance from the very first treatment itself. The treatment provided is customised and highly efficient. Book an appointment today by calling us.

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