Dermal Filler Treatment discussed by HL Cosmetics Professional Skin Care
Dermal Fillers are talked about a lot now and many many people are now having non-surgical treatments, including Dermal Filler to improve their skins tone and texture, remove and prevent fine lines and wrinkles, improve the structure of your face, increase plumpness, as well as delaying the signs of ageing.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injected into the skin and are used to reduce the signs of ageing, fill out facial wrinkles, creases in the skin, giving a fuller and a refreshed appearance. They can be used to increase the volume and definition of the lips, cheeks and to enhance facial contours. Fillers are made from biodegradable materials and contain Hyaluronic Acid which is naturally produced in our bodies, however, as we age our natural production of Hyaluronic Acid reduces which then has an impact on the way our skin looks and feels. The fillers injected, replace the reduced Hyaluronic Acid in your skin which smooths lines and wrinkles creating a plumping effect, much like when our skin was younger.
What are the benefits and where can you have Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical procedure used for smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, including the forehead, eyes, mouth, chin, neck, décolletage and hands, as well as adding volume and fullness to our skin as we age. Dermal fillers can also be used for cheek and chin augmentation, reshaping the nose, adding volume to the lips and cheeks.
Are Dermal Fillers safe?
Dermal Fillers are very safe if administered by an experienced medical clinician who has had extensive Dermal Filler training and uses a tested and medical-grade filler such as Radiesse, Belotero, Bocoutre, Merz, Galderma and Allergan.
Dermal Fillers have become hugely popular over the last few years, and manufacturers and plastic surgeons say fillers have an excellent safety record as well as their usage and application being controlled.
A Dermal Filler is a non-animal-based hyaluronic acid, which helps to replace the reduced amounts of dermal tissue present as our skins ages. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component in our skin and a Dermal Filler procedure helps to bind water and moisture into our skin which is something that decreases as we age. Medically tested and legal Dermal Fillers are a safe product for reshaping the contours of the face without a hospital stay, a period of recovery time and the costs associated with actual surgery.
How long do Dermal Fillers last?
Non-permanent Dermal Fillers can last between 9 to 18 months, depending on how your skin changes over time but this makes it a safe treatment compared to permanent fillers. The results show immediately after your treatment depending on the product used and the area treated. Lip fillers last less time and tend to last for up to six months before they need a top-up.
What are Permanent Dermal Fillers?
There aren’t many clinicians that offer permanent fillers due to the unknown long-term risks involved as they are non-biodegradable that need to be surgically removed if you aren’t happy with them, unlike semi-permanent dermal fillers which will reduce over time and can be topped up as and when you need it.
A semi-permanent dermal filler is absorbed naturally by your body and means you are not left with permanent results that you may not be happy with. Dermal fillers can dramatically change the way you look if they are permanent fillers and if you aren’t happy with them then they need to be surgically removed. Semi-permanent Dermal Fillers can be injected in small amounts so can see how you look and add to it at a later date when you are happy and confident with the results.
What happens if I don’t like the result of my Dermal Fillers?
A good, professional and experienced medical clinician will spend a great amount of time with you discussing the areas you want to focus on and your expectations so there is no reason that you won’t like the results. If you are nervous about the results then its always better to start off with a smaller amount of filler and add to it in further treatments as you have got used to the results and the changes it’s made.
Will I look different after Dermal Fillers?
A professional clinician will assess the shape and use the natural contours of your face when they are injecting dermal fillers. They will have the experience and know-how to give you the results you are looking for without changing your facial expressions and making you look dramatically different. Dermal fillers with a professional will result in a natural and soft, subtle change that you and close family and friends will see rather than others that may not know you as well.
Do Dermal Fillers hurt?
Dermal Fillers are injected using a really fine needle so the pain is minimal, some clinicians will offer to numb areas of your face using a local anaesthetic before the procedure if you are really worried about it. A lot of fillers now also include anaesthetic in their make up. The treatment takes anything from 15 – 30 minutes with immediate results being seen. Some people say they feel a slight scratch when the needle is inserted followed by a slight stinging sensation as the filler is injected.
Are there any after-effects of Dermal Fillers?
The after-effects of Dermal Fillers is minimal compared to surgical facelifts or implants as there are no cuts, incisions or stitches made, or to recover from. Some people experience some redness, tenderness, swelling or an itching sensation immediately afterwards, however, this subsides within a few hours, bruising can take up to 2 weeks to fade completely. Some patients, however, do not get any after-effects and you can use homoeopathic Arnica 7 days prior to treatment if you bruise easily which will reduce the likelihood of it happening. If you are having lip fillers and you suffer from cold sores it is advised that you use topical acyclovir (Zovirax) 7 days pre and post-treatment.
Is there any downtime after Dermal Fillers?
Unlike surgical procedures, there is no downtime after Dermal Fillers and you can go back to work immediately after your treatment as well as apply make-up over the treated areas if you want to.
Who are Dermal Fillers best for?
The best candidates for Dermal Fillers are those who want to improve the volume in their cheeks or lips, reduce shadows under their eyes, refine skin definition and diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal Fillers also give a refreshed tone to your skin making you look and feel better.
How much do Dermal Fillers cost?
The cost of Dermal Fillers depends on which dermal brand is used and which areas are being treated. Treatments are usually priced by the syringe and ml used and this should be discussed in your free consultation with your clinician. If it isn’t then always ask how much dermal filler is being used and the price per ml so you know how much your treatment will cost.
What should happen in a Dermal Filler Consultation?
- You should always go to a qualified and reputable Clinician or Clinic
- Do your research carefully and use the internet to review customers reviews and before and after pictures before you book an appointment
- You should always have a consultation before you make your decision if it is for you. Professional clinics will offer a free and no-obligation consultation where you should feel under no pressure to go ahead with the procedure
- During your consultation, you should ask how much experience the Clinician has with the Dermal Filler procedure and be given the opportunity to talk about your concerns and what you are looking to achieve. Always ask if it will be them who will be doing your treatment
- They should go through your medical history in detail and ask about any medication you are taking (be aware there are some medications that will mean you are not suitable for dermal fillers)
- They should talk to you in detail about the results you can expect and the risks associated with a Dermal Filler procedure
- They should be very clear about how much filler they will be using (ml), in what areas and how much it will cost
- They should discuss anything you should do to prepare for the treatment as well as any aftercare
- Always ask the type and brand of fillers they will be using, whether permanent or temporary, so that you are able to make an informed choice. Temporary fillers are safer and the results are more predictable. Finally, if they use a brand you don’t recognise, ask for more information on the company producing them
- Seeing someone through recommendation is highly advisable and you should always feel 100% comfortable with the person carrying out the treatment and if not, then don’t go ahead with them
HL Cosmetics Dermal fillers
Dr Natalya Quandt is a practising Cosmetologist and has worked in the beauty industry for over 15 years, she has a huge amount of experience and expertise in non-surgical procedures and has provided non-surgical treatments to thousands of patients. Dr Quandt devoted to the art of aesthetics, always striving to fulfil Skin Forever Young’ vision: To help patients live better, feel better, and look better with less being more.
Dr Quandt only uses reputable suppliers, such as Galderma for Juvéderm, Merz for Belotero and Radiesse and only products and brands with high safety standards which have been established over long periods of time. She believes that only healthcare professionals should be allowed to inject fillers as you need a solid and sound medical understanding, training and the required qualifications to ensure it is a safe procedure that delivers the results you are looking for.
Dr Quandt has a friendly approach where she will listen to your concerns and offer you the appropriate treatment to achieve the result you are looking for as well as discussing the benefits and any associated risks if Dermal Fillers or any of the treatments she offers. If you would like to arrange a free and no-obligation consultation you can contact Dr Quandt directly on 07557 237480 to arrange an appointment or to ask her any questions you may have.
If you are looking for Dermal Fillers, Non-surgical Facelifts, Thread Lifts, Muscle Relaxing Treatments (Botox) in Bristol or the surrounding areas then there is no one who has more expertise and experience.