Are you thinking about having dermal fillers? Then, this is a great blog for you to read while researching dermal filler benefits. We’ll let you know more about what dermal fillers are and what they can do for you.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are often used to add more volume to the skin. They are small injections containing hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar in the body.
As we age, our bodies produce less collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which can lead to the skin sagging and wrinkles appearing. Losing these proteins means that the skin loses elasticity. Lines and wrinkles are a completely normal part of ageing, so you shouldn’t feel pressured to change the way you look to combat them through cosmetic procedures and anti-ageing treatment.
Dermal fillers can help restore volume and smooth wrinkles while maintaining your natural beauty.
Where can you have dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can be used in a range of different areas of the body depending on where you want to treat. Here are some commonly used areas for dermal fillers.
- Crow’s feet
- Frown lines (forehead lines)
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds (smile lines)
- Smoker’s lines
- 8 point lift (facial fillers)
You will discuss any skin concerns that you have with an experienced beauty therapist. They will carefully inject the hyaluronic acid into the areas of the face where it will have the most impact.
Facial filler injections can help to enhance facial features and restore lost volume. Read our guide to dermal fillers.
What happens during dermal filler treatments?
Before visiting for your dermal filler treatment, you should be invited for a consultation. This gives you the opportunity to ask any questions and for the therapist to confirm that dermal fillers are the right treatment for you.
The beauty therapist should take some time to assess your skin texture and type, and they may ask questions about this. They will then chat with you about which lines on the face you would like to target.
Providing that you are happy with the outcome of your initial consultation, you will usually book in for your dermal fillers.
When you arrive at the salon for the cosmetic procedure, the therapist will check in with you before applying anaesthetic cream to the injection site. Once you’re happy, we’ll begin the treatment, carefully injecting the hyaluronic acid into the selected areas of the face.
Dermal filler injections typically only take around 30 minutes, although they can sometimes take more or less time. They will usually be completed within 20 – 40 minutes.
You will be given some aftercare instructions after the treatment, and it’s very important that you follow these. Some people experience some swelling and bruising after having dermal fillers, so they may choose to take the day off to rest. Your practitioner should be able to advise you on this after your dermal fillers.
Selecting the right therapist
When you decide to have dermal fillers, it’s very important that you complete research into who will be doing it for you. You will need to ensure that they have the correct qualifications and experience to do a good job of the treatment.
Additionally, you will need to visit the salon or business location to ensure that it is clean and that they make you feel comfortable.
Don’t rush into your decision. Make sure you take your time and assess all of your options carefully. Rushing into a decision can lead to more dermal filler risks.
At Therapy House, we ensure that all of our beauty therapists receive the correct level of training. Our aesthetics practitioner, Dawn, features on the Save Face register for doctors, nurses and dentists providing non-surgical cosmetics.
By choosing to use us for your dermal filler treatments, you can be confident that you’re in safe hands. We will ensure that you are comfortable and are able to ask any questions you may have.
Dermal filler benefits
Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
As we age, it’s completely normal to start noticing fine lines and wrinkles. Having dermal fillers injected can help to reduce the appearance of these lines and reveal a more youthful appearance.
Fast treatment with instant results
As we mentioned earlier, the dermal filler treatment usually only takes around 30 minutes to complete. This is a huge benefit as it means you don’t need to take a lot of time out of your day.
The results from your dermal fillers are usually visible immediately. However, you should also be aware of side effects that may affect the outcome. You should be able to see your true results after around 24 to 48 hours, when the swelling and bruising have usually gone down.
Minimal downtime & recovery time
This non-surgical treatment requires very little downtime if any at all. Generally, it’s down to your personal preference whether you organise specific downtime. Many patients like to take the afternoon off work so they are prepared for any side effects, but it’s not essential.
Our experienced beauty practitioners will ensure that you have all of the information you need for a smooth and safe recovery.
More youthful appearance
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring sugar found in the body. Over time, the levels decrease, which can lead to sagging skin and facial wrinkles. By using hyaluronic acid injectable fillers, we can help to reveal a more youthful and brighter complexion.
Some people also find that dermal fillers help reduce dark circles under the eyes, which can also help you feel more confident. They may also reduce the appearance of scar tissue.
One of the biggest benefits of dermal fillers is that they can be targeted to a specific area so easily. During your consultation with the therapist, you’ll be able to discuss which areas of your face you want to work on. Dermal fillers use a very small needle, which means that very specific areas of the face or body can be targeted for natural-looking results.
We hope this blog has been helpful regarding dermal filler benefits. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information or an expert consultation – our friendly team is more than happy to help.