Dermal filler is a gel-like substance that contains hyaluronic acid which is also found naturally in the cells of the skin. By injecting dermal filler beneath the surface of the skin it adds volume and dimension to the face, smoothening out any fine lines and improving imperfections. There are various brands used depending on where the dermal fillers are being placed, as they can differ in texture and quality.
What can I use dermal filler for?
As you age, your face starts to change in skin tone, texture and the contours of the face start to alter too. By adding dermal fillers, it helps to replace any volume-loss and gives the face structural support. People that notice signs of ageing can add dermal fillers to areas such as forehead wrinkles, crow’s feet, cheeks, nasolabial folds and other areas of the face that can be seen as an insecurity.
Some people can use dermal fillers to add dimension and symmetry to their natural features. For instance, someone could have their lips injected to improve the shape, proportion and plumpness of the lips. The nose may be injected to change the shape and symmetry and the cheeks can be treated to add definition and curvature to the face. The objective of dermal filler is to smoothen or add to any imperfections to create a rejuvenated and healthier look to the face.
What should I expect after having dermal filler treatment?
The results from this treatment should be instantly noticeable and over time you should see a positive change in the texture and quality of your skin. Pain during the process is minor and problems are very rare when the treatment is done by a professional. Your skin could appear red and inflamed after the treatment, but these side effects should go down within a short period of time. If you feel slight bruising in the injected area after the treatment, apply ice to the area and this should act as a subtle numbing agent. The ice should also help to relax the inflammation. You should be left with a plump and fresh look once the redness and inflammation has calmed down.
On average, the dermal fillers we use at Cosmetier tend to last around 12 – 15 months although optimal results can be maintained over a long period of time through regular repeated treatments.