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What Are Dermal Fillers? A Brief Guide

14 Dec 2022

Your mind may still feel young—you might have the same outlook on life and enjoy many of the same interests as you did years ago, but every time you look in the mirror, you’re reminded that you’re getting older. 

An aged appearance can get you down for many different reasons. If you’re at odds with the way you look now, the great news is that there are simple treatments available to reverse the signs of ageing. 

Dermal fillers are a quick and minimally invasive way to rejuvenate your skin and help you look as young as you feel. 

Here’s what you need to know about getting dermal fillers at Love Teeth. 

What Are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are a non-surgical facial aesthetic treatment that uses injectables to smooth facial features, plump up your skin, and give you a youthful complexion. 

These fillers are made of hyaluronic acid; a substance found naturally throughout the human body in areas such as connective tissues, joints, eyes, and the skin. 

Hyaluronic acid gives your skin suppleness. By improving the flexibility of your skin, it becomes less prone to wrinkles. The presence of hyaluronic acid helps your skin recover when it’s damaged. 

Another great thing about hyaluronic acid is its fantastic retaining water. Keeping your skin hydrated is one of the best ways to help it stay looking young. 

Why Does Our Skin Change Appearance As We Age?

When we get older, our skin produces less collagen. This protein is essential for providing volume and elasticity to the skin. When the level of collagen drops, our skin starts to sag and doesn’t spring back to its original position. Without collagen, skin thins and looks older. 

As the skin starts to thin and sag around the face, it can affect natural symmetry. The plumpness of your lips and cheeks is affected, and you may develop lines and wrinkles. 

How Are Dermal Fillers Used?

Dermal fillers plump up affected areas of the skin by providing vital hydration. Before the dermal filler procedure, we’ll assess your facial features and identify the key areas that could benefit from treatment. 

At this stage, we’ll also find out which areas of your face you’d most like to change. It’s common to feel self-conscious about specific parts of your face. If we know your concerns, we can focus our attention on treating these areas. 

We’ll also ask you a few general questions about your health to ensure dermal fillers are the right option. 

Dermal fillers are injected directly into the treatment areas. This process is brief and, aside from a slight pin-prick, discomfort-free. You may have fillers in just one area of your face, or you could opt to have several parts treated. 

Dermal fillers are effective at treating several facial aesthetic concerns, including:

  • Lips  – Fillers add volume and shape
  • Cheeks – Filler injections in the cheeks add plumpness, giving them a fuller, healthier look
  • Marionette lines – These lines around the corners of your mouth can be reduced using fillers
  • Nasolabial folds  – We can smooth the lines between your nose and mouth with fillers
  • Neck bands – Fillers can smooth creases in your neck 
  • Acne scars – If acne has left indelible marks on your skin, fillers can smooth these
  • Temples and foreheads – Fillers in these areas smooth lines 

The Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are a popular treatment option for several reasons. Lots of people choose fillers because the procedure is quick. Depending on the extent of the dermal filler treatments, your entire procedure could take as little as 15 minutes.

In fact, some people even get dermal fillers and go back to work or their normal routine on the same day!

The dermal filler procedure is non-surgical. There are no incisions or implants, just injections of a natural protein that enhances the quality of your skin. Because of this, there’s no downtime, and recovery is minimal. The treatment is also pain-free. 

Compared to surgical treatments, dermal fillers are a cost-effective enhancement, putting a youthful look within easier grasp for more people. 

The benefits of dermal fillers are immediately noticeable. There’s no waiting around for changes to become apparent. After your injections, you’ll start to notice the tone and shape of your skin change straight away. 

Recovering From Dermal Fillers

Typically, recovery from dermal fillers is straightforward. Because there are no scalpels and incisions, the healing process is quick. 

Avoid taking anti-inflammatory medication, and put any plans for strenuous activity or exercise on hold for the rest of the day, but aside from that, you can go about your life as you normally would, without any downtime. 

Following dermal fillers, you might have some swelling, bruising, or sensitivity around the treatment site. This is normal and nothing to worry about. These symptoms are usually very mild and will go away on their own within a few days. 

How Quickly Will You See the Results of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers work quickly. Many people notice the results of their treatment immediately. We’ll always ensure that your fillers provide a natural appearance. 

While your friends, family, and co-workers might all comment on how well you’re looking, they won’t assume you’ve had any kind of treatment. 

Follow-Up Dermal Filler Treatments

To maintain the excellent results of your dermal filler treatment, you will eventually need to return for a top-up treatment. 

Because our bodies are constantly changing, the hyaluronic acid in your fillers will break down over time. The exact length of time this takes varies from person to person. In some cases, this can take six months, while in others, it might last for two years. 

Dermal Fillers at Love Teeth

At Love Teeth, we do more than help you achieve the perfect smile. Our facial aesthetic treatments leave you looking and feeling young and healthy. Alongside Botox anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers are an amazing minimally-invasive route to rejuvenation. 

For more information about dermal fillers in Cheam, Chessington, Stonecot, Worcester Park, and Sutton, call today to arrange an appointment. 


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