All About Dermal Fillers

Have you noticed how good your friends are looking recently? Perhaps they appear more rested than you and certainly younger than their years. Let us reassure you, there’s no over-the-counter product they’re buying that can reverse the ageing process. It’s more than likely they’ve had a cosmetic treatment.

Millions of cosmetic treatments are performed all over the world, every year and those who have had them are then so pleased with the results, they return for top-ups every few months to prolong their refreshed looks. Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic treatments in the country. It can help you turn back the clock in a safe way and make a real difference to the confidence you have in your appearance.

Whether you simply want to tone down those dark circles under your eyes, or firm up a jawline upon which gravity has taken its toll, dermal fillers can help. You’ll look younger in a natural way.

Where do they treat?

  • Dermal fillers can push out the creases that form from the nostrils to the lips, as well as those that run from the corner of the lips to the chin.
  • They will firm up a jawline and make your lips look younger and more luscious.
  • Collagen-weak areas of the skin, such as under the eyes and around the cheeks can be volumised, with the skin being made to look more youthfully plump.

In addition to all of this, face fillers can also subtly alter the shape of your features. Always fancied getting a nose job, but the implications of having surgery has put you off? Fillers can correct a number of nose problems, such as the angle, a drooping nose tip and problems that have occurred at the bridge of the nose. A straighter, cuter nose is yours for the taking when you consider dermal fillers.

What are fillers made of?

Fillers consist of hyaluronic acid gels; a natural substance which takes in water under the skin and then expands to exert pressure above. This gives the skin a volumised look. They are applied via injection by a trained aesthetics practitioner during a treatment session that shouldn’t take longer than 30 minutes. The results are immediate and should last for up to 6 months, although your practitioner will be able to give you a more accurate estimate of how long you should retain your new look. Afterwards, there’ll be minimal downtime. Many clients return to work straight away, eager to show off their new look.

What are the side effects of dermal fillers?

Common side effects of dermal fillers include:

  • Redness
  • Swelling
  • Pain
  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Rash

These tend to occur around the injected area and should usually clear within 7-14 days.

If you’re keen to combat the ageing process and make a very real, but very subtle difference to your appearance, please get in touch with the Arnold Dental team. We can book you in for a consultation and create a bespoke treatment plan that is designed to enhance your very individual looks. Our practitioners will be keen to meet you in person in order to provide you with a personal assessment. Please get in touch to find out more.