Many patients are now asking us about facial aesthetic procedure like dermal fillers. After the age of 30, our skin naturally loses its youthful appearance over time with the reduction of natural collagen and elastin. This can give the facial area a gaunt appearance, while also increasing skin laxity and wrinkles. Patients now have solutions available to them at our dental practice. Dr. Suril Amin and his team offer cosmetic fillers for patients worried about the fine lines and wrinkles which give them an aging look. This blog will explain everything you need to know before considering the procedure.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are medical grade injectable fillers that are used to reduce the wrinkles and lines that contribute to an aging appearance. It is simple, easy, and affordable. These fillers are often formulated with ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in your body and works by its ability to absorb and store water molecules. In fact, just a single gram of hyaluronic acid can store litres of water. This allows the facial features to be plumped out, reducing the signs of wrinkles.
How long do dermal fillers last?
This depends upon the type used. Semi-permanent ones can last up to 18 months and the non-permanent ones lasting 6-12 months. The most common types we use are Juvéderm and Teosyal.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal fillers are considered very safe as we are just topping up the substances that occur naturally in your body. There have been thousands of cases where fillers have been used in the UK, with very little reported adverse effects. The most common ones are usually related to the fact you have had an injection rather than the actual substances used. Common adverse reactions include slight bleeding, swelling and redness.
Can fillers be used with Botox
Yes, fillers can also be used with Botox which is an anti-wrinkle injection. They work in slightly different ways but can be used to treat similar cases. Botox works by temporarily blocking nerve receptors causing muscle paralysis. Dermal fillers work by adding volume.
How much are dermal fillers?
The usual fee is around £250/1ml. However, we often run offers for £180/1ml which is considered very competitive.
To learn more about the benefits of cosmetic injectables and the various fillers available and how they can be used to give a more youthful appearance, do not hesitate to give the team a call on 0208 643 5365 to arrange a consultation.