Leading the way in dermal fillers, the USA has experienced an astonishing increase in this popular treatment. CNN reported that the number of dermal filler users jumped from 1.8 million procedures in 2010 to 2.6 million in 2016 and that figure is still growing. Europe was quick to adopt this extremely effective and natural-looking rejuvenation process.
Here at the our clinic in Leamington Spa, we offer dermal fillers as part of our anti-ageing suite of treatments, because it can achieve results on certain areas of the face that no other treatment can provide. Let’s have a closer look at exactly what fillers do and how they do it, as well as the sort of enhanced appearance you can expect.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are an anti-ageing treatment ideally suited to smoothing out lines on the lower face and increasing skin volume that has been lost due to the ageing process. They will help you look more youthful and rested. The treatment will involve you being injected with a gel that contains a solution of hyaluronic acid by one of our highly experienced aesthetic practitioners. The procedure is safe and relatively painless. Plus, the results can be seen within just a day or two.
Once injected, the dermal filler gels soak up water, creating a slight pressure from below the skin and in this way causes a cushioning effect. Your skin will have a more youthful appearance for up to 6 months following treatment and when the results begin to fade, you can simply renew them by booking a top-up appointment with us.
Treatment areas for dermal fillers
So what can dermal fillers do for you? When we hit our 30s, our skin naturally begins to lose some of its elasticity. This is because our collagen production levels decrease and collagen is key to our skin maintaining its youthful look. The result of this weaker collagen production is a loss of skin volume and lines appearing on the face. Every time we make an expression, even as children, lines will appear. However, without the elasticity required for the skin to snap back into place, the lines start to remain even when we are wearing a neutral expression.
The most commonly used treatment areas for dermal fillers are lines on the lower face, the cheeks and the lips. Face fillers will reduce nasolabial lines, which run from the nose to the mouth and marionette lines, which run from the corners of the lips to the chin. Lip fillers involve a smoother consistency of dermal filler solution and are injected directly into the lips to increase their volume.
It’s important to know which exact areas of the face dermal fillers can rejuvenate before you have the treatment. If you’re concerned about ageing and you’d like to turn the clock back by a few years, it’s best to book a consultation with one of our highly professional practitioners, who will be able to advise you on whether or not dermal fillers is the procedure that would most benefit you. They’ll also be able to give you an idea of the sort of results you can expect to achieve. Please get in touch to book your consultation with us!