All You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers

Our faces are made up of skin, bones, fat and muscle which depreciate and lose volume as we age. As a result, people experience signs of ageing which include the appearance of lines, wrinkles, baggy eyes, loose, saggy and thin skin, a loss of facial definition and more. Naturally, our looks do not last forever, but there are cosmetic treatments that can shave off a few years. If you are looking to reclaim your defined cheekbones and win the battle against baggy, tired-looking eyes and an unfetching double chin, then dermal fillers can help!

What can dermal fillers in London do for you?
Dermal fillers are injections, containing body-safe substances. However, these days, hyaluronic acid is more commonly used in treatments because the body naturally produces it. Once the hyaluronic acid enters the skin, the substance replenishes the hyaluronic acid that has been absorbed into your body, which in turn, smoothes out wrinkles and replenishes lost volume.

Are dermal fillers safe to use?
If administered by the right hands, fillers are safe and effective. You are putting yourself at risk if you allow a non-skilled, non-health professional to perform the procedure, or do it yourself. A lack of proper technique and knowledge could lead to swelling or lumpiness if the fillers are injected into the wrong areas of the face. 

The rise of internet-bought fillers
Professional London skin clinics provide a wealth of non-surgical cosmetic treatments that are affordable, with minimal downtime - this includes fillers. There are even filler clinics that specialise in administering dermal fillers, so you know you are in the best hands possible. That said, more people are buying fillers from the internet and administering the injections themselves, in an attempt to save money. Black market dermal fillers are known to be dangerous, as they are often filled with an array of harmful, non-sterile substances, including hair gel, that can cause allergic reactions, infections, blindness and even death. Wouldn’t you rather spend extra money having the treatment done professionally than risking your life with contaminated fillers? Something else to bear in mind is that people without the necessary knowledge run the risk of over-volumising, leaving you with an over-inflated face.

Can injectable fillers be used in conjunction with other non-surgical procedures?
Dermal fillers in London can truly help to reverse the years. However, they are non-permanent, lasting approximately six to nine months. You can also combine dermal fillers with Ultherapy. Ultherapy is another non-surgical procedure that helps to produce new collagen - a fibre that keeps our skin firm, elastic, hydrated and healthy - using ultrasound technology. Because recovery periods are minimal and the side effects temporary and mild, you are not putting yourself into danger by undergoing both procedures. Your practitioner will advise the best treatment protocols to combine fillers with Ultherapy.

Are the results reversible?
By nature, fillers are subtle. They aim to rejuvenate your skin, but not to the point whereby people start questioning whether you have had work done. That said, if you consider the results of your fillers overdone or unnatural-looking, or if you change your mind, you can dissolve the effects by injecting another solution in the targeted area.