Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment that can help to restore volume, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and enhance facial features. This treatment is a popular choice for people who want to enhance their appearance and achieve a more youthful, refreshed look without undergoing surgery or experiencing significant downtime. With their natural-looking results, quick treatment time, and customisable options, it’s easy to see why dermal fillers are so popular in the world of cosmetic treatments.

If you are considering dermal fillers or are simply looking to find out more, you’ve come to the perfect place. In this blog, we explore everything you need to know about this popular treatment, so read on to find out more.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that are used to add volume and contour to the face. They can be used to fill in wrinkles and fine lines, restore volume to hollow or sunken areas of the face, and enhance facial features such as the lips, cheeks, and chin.

The most common types of dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, which is derived from a naturally occurring sugar compound found within the skin. The hyaluronic acid gel breaks down naturally over a period of time, with results lasting anywhere from 6-18 months. This treatment is performed only by experienced cosmetic nurses so it is very safe and has very few side effects.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Dermal fillers are generally considered safe when administered by a qualified and experienced cosmetic nurse or skin therapist. However, as with any medical procedure, there are some risks and potential side effects to be aware of. Common side effects of dermal filler treatment include redness, swelling, bruising, and tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are usually temporary and subside within a few days to a week.

In rare cases, more serious complications can occur, such as infection, allergic reaction, or filler migration. To minimise the risk of complications, it is important to follow the guidelines and advice that will be provided to you after your treatment at Medical Aesthetic, to ensure the best results possible.

How Are Dermal Fillers Administered?

Dermal fillers are typically administered by one of our experienced cosmetic nurses through injections using a fine needle or cannula. The injection sites are cleaned and numbed with a topical anaesthetic or local anaesthesia to minimise discomfort, depending on the injection site and the patient’s pain tolerance. The injection technique and the amount of filler used will depend on the area being treated and the desired results. The procedure typically takes 15 to 30 minutes, and there is little to no downtime after the treatment.

What Areas Can Be Treated with Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers can be used to treat a variety of areas on the face, including:

  • Lips: Dermal fillers can add volume and definition to the lips (lip augmentation), creating a fuller and more youthful appearance. With the right technique and amount of filler, lip injections can provide natural-looking results that can last for several months.
  • Cheeks: Dermal fillers can restore volume to the cheeks, reducing the appearance of sagging or hollowed areas. Cheek fillers can also be used to enhance the natural contours of the face, creating a more defined and sculpted look. This can be particularly effective in creating a more prominent cheekbone, which is a desirable feature for many people.
  • Under-Eye Area: The loss of volume in the under-eye area is a common sign of ageing and can create a tired, aged appearance. Dermal fillers can smooth out fine lines and wrinkles under the eyes, reducing the appearance of dark circles. It’s important to note that the under-eye area is a delicate and sensitive area, so it’s essential to choose a skilled and experienced injector when considering dermal fillers in this area.
  • Chin: Dermal fillers can add volume and contour to the chin, creating a more defined and balanced facial structure.
  • Nasolabial Folds: Nasolabial folds are the lines that run from the sides of the nose to the corners of the mouth, and they become more pronounced as we age due to the loss of collagen and elastin in the skin. With the help of dermal filler, volume is restored, and the skin appears smoother and more youthful. This can also create a lifting effect, which can reduce the appearance of marionette lines and jowls.

Are Dermal Fillers Only For Women?

No, dermal fillers are not only for women. Men can also benefit from dermal fillers to enhance their appearance and address cosmetic concerns. In fact, more and more men are turning to cosmetic treatments, including dermal fillers, to maintain a youthful and refreshed appearance. Dermal fillers can be used to address wrinkles and lines, enhance facial contours, and restore volume to the face, all of which can benefit men who want to look their best

Benefits Of Dermal Fillers

Quick & Easy: Dermal filler treatments are quick and easy, usually taking only 15 to 30 minutes to complete. There is little to no downtime after the treatment, so patients can return to their normal activities immediately.

Immediate Results: Unlike some other cosmetic treatments, such as Botox, dermal fillers provide immediate results that can last for several months to a year, depending on a variety of factors.

Non-Surgical: Dermal fillers are a non-surgical cosmetic treatment that requires no incisions or anaesthesia, and offer a safe and effective way to enhance your appearance and achieve your aesthetic goals without the risks and recovery associated with surgery.

Reversible Results: Unlike other cosmetic treatments and surgery, dermal fillers offer reversible results. If you are not satisfied with the results of your dermal filler treatment, it can be reversed with a hyaluronidase injection.

Book Your Appointment Today

Dermal fillers offer a safe and effective way to enhance your appearance and achieve your aesthetic goals without the risks and recovery associated with surgery. By working with a skilled injector, you can achieve natural-looking results that complement your overall appearance and restore a more youthful, refreshed look.

Offering results driven treatments without the expected price tag, Medical Aesthetic is a customer focused company that strives to exceed our clients expectations at every touch point. If you’re interested in dermal fillers, contact us to schedule a consultation today.