Dealing with the signs of ageing is never easy, but preventing lines and wrinkles can become even harder once your skin begins to lose its volume. The fullness of our skin is something many of us take for granted during our youth, and many of us only realise its value once it’s gone. If you have seen the decline of volume within your skin, you may think that there isn’t much you can do to fight it – but you would be wrong! Dermal filler treatment could be the solution you’ve been looking for.
What are dermal fillers?
The term ‘dermal filler’ is used to categorise a number of non-surgical cosmetic injectables, which all provide similar results. Dermal fillers are designed to restore volume (or add additional volume) to the skin in order to create a plumped and lifted appearance. Dermal fillers are extremely versatile cosmetic injections, and can be used in a number of way in order to create different results. For example, dermal fillers can be used for lip augmentation, where they are used to resize and reshape the lips for a fuller looking pout. Most commonly, though, dermal fillers are used as an anti-ageing treatment.
Why does our skin lose volume?
Loss of volume within face is an extremely common sign of ageing, and occurs when the body’s natural collagen production begins to slow down. This results in lower levels of collagen in the skin, which cause the skin to lose its elasticity, and eventually its fullness.
What risks are involved with dermal filler treatment?
When looking at any cosmetic treatment, it is important to consider the risks and potential side-effects. If you are considering undergoing dermal filler treatment, it is vital that you understand and have factored in the risks involved with treatment before making a decision. Risks associated with dermal filler treatment include swelling, bleeding and bruising at the site of treatment, as well as the risk of infection and possible damage to facial muscles and nerves. Please note, though, that having treatment with an experienced practitioner and following any aftercare advice they give to you will minimise your chances of contracting any adverse side-effects.
What are the benefits of dermal filler treatment?
Although there are some risks involved with dermal filler treatment, there are also a lot of positives. For example, dermal filler treatment provides patients with almost instant results, and can be performed within 30 minutes with no recovery time needed. This is a huge benefit for many patients, as it means they can achieve the results they want in a time period that fits into busy lifestyles.
Another positive to dermal filler injectables is that they work very well as an anti-ageing ‘team’ when paired with muscle relaxing injections like Botox. Dermal fillers are able to smooth out deep set lines and wrinkles and restore volume, while the muscle relaxing injections provide an effective barrier against the formation of further signs of ageing by freezing the facial muscles.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers on average last between 8 to 12 months, but in some cases the results can prolonged to last up to 18 months.
How much does dermal filler treatment cost?
The pricing of dermal filler treatment does differ on a case by case basis. The cost of dermal filler treatment depends on the form of dermal filler used and the volume that is needed. Prices of dermal filler treatment varies from £250 to £450 in most cases.
“If you are considering undergoing dermal filler treatment, I recommend seeking the advice of an experienced and qualified cosmetic professional. This will ensure you get the correct answers to any questions you may have about the treatment and gain a high standard of result if you choose to undergo treatment. Here at Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic, we have a team of cosmetic doctors, dermatologists and beauty therapists who all have a background in dermatology.”
If you would like more information on dermal filler treatment, book you consultation with Canterbury Skin and Laser Clinic today. We have treated patients in a wide range of areas such as Canterbury, Ashford, Dover, Faversham, Folkestone, Thanet and Kent.