Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment for getting plump lips, more youthful-looking skin, and even non-surgical nose jobs. Fillers are a long-lasting non-surgical way to achieve a plumper appearance. When applied by a qualified professional, they are designed to be subtle and safe. If you’re curious about fillers, here’s what you need to know before a treatment.
What Are Dermal Fillers and How Do They Work?
Fillers are small injections of gel, typically containing a human-made hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a naturally-occurring substance in the skin known for its youthful, hydrating, and volume-enhancing effects. Dermal fillers add fullness to the area such as plump up the lips or smooth away lines, wrinkles, and folds in the face. Fillers are injected into the skin to contour, revitalise and reduce unwanted wrinkles.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Take to Settle?
One of the reasons fillers are so popular is that there is almost no recovery time. You can create a natural look to volumise and lift skin. It’s particularly effective around the eyes, mouth, and nose.
Dermal fillers are instant, and you can see visible results immediately. You may experience temporary side effects like redness, swelling, and tenderness. This is entirely normal and tends to wear off in a few days. Although results are immediate, it can take up to two weeks for your dermal facial fillers to settle completely. This is when the filler fully integrates with the tissue.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Depending on the treatment area, fillers can last for between 6 to 18 months. Every face is unique, and the way your body reacts with the filler can differ from person to person. How long the results last will depend on the area injected and the amount of filler used. Over time, your results will gradually fade. You can opt to have ‘touch up’ appointments to maintain your look with fillers.
What Areas Can You Use Fillers in the Face?
Traditionally, dermal fillers were mainly used to treat facial lines and creases. Nowadays, fillers can enhance a range of features like achieving a straighter nose, defined cheeks, plumper lips, preventing chin dimples, and smoothing out the corners of the mouth. You can even use filler on your hands to smooth out those tell-tale signs of ageing.
What is the Difference Between Anti-Wrinkle Injections and Fillers?
Both anti-wrinkle injections and fillers treat signs of ageing and remove unwanted wrinkles and lines, but they are very different. Anti-wrinkle injections use a form of botulinum toxin to temporarily block signals so muscles can’t contract. Whereas, fillers typically use hyaluronic acid to add volume, increase plumpness, and smooth out the injection site.
Before you commit to any cosmetic treatment, make sure you do your research. It’s important to know exactly what you’re getting and what the process involves. At Harley Clinic, only qualified practitioners administer fillers. If you’re looking for a younger, plumper appearance with virtually no recovery time, fillers can create a warm and natural look.