This is one of the newest anti-ageing procedures on the market. This is a non-surgical 30 minute procedure involving the injection of a plumping solution into the dermis layer of the skin.
Not all dermal fillers comprise of the same chemical - different brands use different plumping solutions, (collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatites etc.) but they all serve the same purpose.
How do dermal fillers work?
Unlike Botulinum toxin (Botox), which reduces the appearance and development of wrinkles by paralysing small facial muscles, dermal fillers simply plump out and fill in wrinkles, without affecting facial movement. The solution causes the sunken skin to rise to the level of the surrounding skin - temporarily making the wrinkle disappear.The main benefit of having dermal fillers is that they give skin the appearance of youth and vitality. Instead of tackling just lines and wrinkles, dermal fillers can improve the structure of the face too.
How long does it last ?
This is dependent on the substances used, but can last from 6-12 months, with top ups as felt required.
The most common side-effects:
Itching & bruising from impact of needle (lasts only few days)
Allergic reaction - far less common but can cause swelling or redness
Hardness and bumps in skin from product migration.