A Guide to Dermal Fillers

A man smiling and giving a thumbs up at the dentist It isn’t uncommon to feel younger on the inside than you look on the outside. Facial aesthetics offers a range of treatments that help you achieve an outward appearance that matches how you feel on the inside. One such treatment is dermal fillers. This facial treatment is used to soften expression lines and reduce wrinkles without the need for invasive surgery or lengthy procedures.

Dermal fillers should always be applied by a trained professional. A dentist is well placed to safely and effectively carry out your treatment. Today there are many modern dental practices and clinics across Surrey that offer this cosmetic treatment, including Face-Station in Richmond. Dermal fillers in the right hands can rejuvenate your facial appearance for a fresher look.

What are dermal fillers and how do they work?

A natural part of ageing is the loss of fat and collagen from under the skin. On your face this can show up as deeper expression lines and wrinkles, as well as a loss of shape and contours. Dermal fillers aim to plug the gaps created by lost fat and collagen.

There are several different substances that are used as dermal fillers. However, the safest type are biodegradable dermal fillers. They are usually made of hyaluronic acid, which is naturally occurring substance in the human body. This means as it breaks down, your body will safely absorb it.

The dermal filler process

Dermal fillers are carefully applied under the facial skin using small needles. For most facial areas, topical anaesthetic is used to reduce discomfort. When it comes to plumping up your lips, local anaesthetic is used instead as this area is more sensitive. Treatment is usually completed within 30 minutes, after which you can immediately see the results. This non-invasive procedure also means you can get right back to your day once your treatment is over.

How long does it last?

Biodegradable dermal fillers are a temporary fix. They generally last between six to eight months. However, your lips are usually subject to more mechanical strain and treatments here will last around five or six months. You can then arrange another treatment session to maintain your new look.

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