Dermal fillers have grown more and more popular because of their ability to achieve natural-looking facial rejuvenation, but how much do you really know about them? No doubt you’ve heard them mentioned, read about them in magazines, or seen them on the television, but do you know what they’re made from, or how safe they are? If you’ve been considering dermal fillers but aren’t sure about the answers to these questions, then look no further!
Here are 5 things you may not have realised about dermal fillers with Clarendon House Dental Practice.
They’re made of a natural sugar.
Most dermal fillers are made of a naturally-occurring substance in the body, Hyaluronic Acid, that provides our skin with firmness and volume. We naturally lose this sugar as we age, which is why dermal fillers are particularly effective at achieving natural-looking yet youthful results for facial rejuvenation. Some research even suggests that the Hyaluronic Acid in dermal fillers can stimulate collagen production, the protein that keeps out skin firm and fresh, so they could even provide you with firmer skin in the long-term.
They’re not permanent.
Because dermal fillers are made of a sugar that is naturally broken down by the body, they’re not permanent. Contrary to popular belief, your dermal filler can be dissolved or enhanced at any time, and it naturally breaks down over a period of 6 months to a year. This breakdown is perfectly safe, and the sugar is absorbed into the body without complaint. Because of this, it’s easy to adjust our approach to dermal filler injections because it can be dissolved easily if you feel your results don’t suit you, or ‘topped up’ to enhance them.
They’re not just for lip enhancement.
While lip fillers are incredibly popular and effective at defining the cupid’s bow, balancing the upper and lower lip, and adding volume, they can be used in many more areas of the face. Other popular treatment areas include the cheeks, the jawline, and the chin to not only add definition and contour, but to also fill out loose skin to smooth our fine lines and wrinkles. Dermal fillers can also add moisture within the skin, helping to plump from the inside and restore volume while also hydrating your skin to improve its visible quality and firmness.
They can smooth out wrinkles.
Because dermal fillers add volume to fill out areas of the face, it can be used to plump loose or sagging skin to smooth out and tighten the wrinkles in the affected area. Problem areas like the cheeks, nose-to-mouth or ‘smile lines’, and crow’s feet can be effectively treated by dermal fillers to achieve a more youthful and smoother appearance. We can achieve this by using the dermal fillers to lift certain areas rather than relaxing the muscles as Botox does.
They are available from Clarendon House Dental Practice.
Our very own dentist of 12 years, Caroline Milner, also has 10 years of experience in facial aesthetics. She trained in the prestigious Harley Street in London and can safely administer dermal fillers and Botox to her clients. All treatments are carried out in our accessible and comfortable practice in Leamington Spa, and are available after an in-depth individual consultation to assess your needs and desired results.
So, there you have it! Dermal fillers are made of a naturally occurring substance, aren’t permanent, and have diverse uses for different areas of the face depending on your needs. We believe an informed patient is a happy patient, so if after reading this you would still like to know more about dermal fillers with Clarendon House Dental Practice, then why not book a consultation? Whatever your desired result, a consultation with our own experienced aesthetician can see all of your questions and needs addressed.
Enquire online today or call our Leamington Spa practice on 0196 339993.