Everything you need to know about dermal fillers
From what they're made of to how long they last, we're breaking down everything you need to know about this popular treatment.
What are dermal fillers?
First up, it’s important to know that Dermal fillers are different to Botulinum Toxin ‘Botox’ – although they are both injected, they have different benefits.
Dermal fillers are used to add volume and definition to areas of the face (for example, fuller lips or cheeks). While Botulinum Toxin is used to relax areas of the face to stop lines and wrinkles forming.
What are dermal fillers made of?
Dermal filler is an injectable gel made from hyaluronic acid – a naturally occurring substance in your skin. At Skinsmiths, our expert Aesthetic Nurse Prescribers administer the filler, which involves a quick injection process into the targeted area.
How does hyaluronic acid work?
Once injected, the substance instantly plumps up the skin, smoothing away deep lines, folds and wrinkles in the face and adding volume to lips.
What results can be achieved?
- Cheeks: Add volume to deflated and sunken cheeks, and to define cheekbones
- Marionette Lines/Corner of the mouth (lines from the corners of the mouth): Fill and reduce their appearance and smooth any wrinkles in the area
- Jawline: Soften sharp or overly angular jawline
- Lips: Add volume and definition to thin or shrunken lips. Also, to reduce the appearance of wrinkles around the lip area
- Nasolabial folds: Reduce the appearance of deep lines between the bottom of the nose and corners of the mouth
How long do they last?
Results vary from person to person, but typically fillers last between 12-24 months and are noticeable immediately after the treatment.
Treatments are performed by our expert Aesthetic Nurse Prescribers, so you can rest assured you're in safe hands. On a Cosmetic Injectables Membership you can schedule and pay for your treatments in regular installments to suit your budget.
If you would like to know more about dermal filler, and find out if it’s right for you – book a free consultation here.