Dermal fillers are made up of a natural substance that is found in the body and are an effective, non-invasive way of improving the way you look without the need for a surgical procedure.

 

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What are dermal fillers used for?

If you have deep lines, creases or wrinkles in your face, dermal fillers could be the answer for you. Dermal fillers can also be used to add volume to the lips and to contour areas of the face, give volume to the cheeks and improve scars that sit on the facial tissue. If you are looking to reduce the signs of ageing or treat a chronic scar without having to undergo expensive plastic surgery, dermal fillers are your solution.

 

Wrinkles occur with ageing, which is when the hyaluronic acid in your skin reduces and it starts to sag. Dermal fillers are actually made up of hyaluronic acid, so they replace this natural substance when you have fillers – there is nothing synthetic responsible for your skin’s improved appearance post-fillers.

 

 

The benefits of dermal fillers?

  • Rejuvenate your facial aesthetic and feel more confident in your skin – literally!
  • Benefit from a long-lasting treatment.
  • Cheaper than surgery, which is also more invasive – dermal fillers are a non-invasive procedure.
  • No recovery period.

 

 

The ageing process is accelerated by:

  • Smoking.
  • Excessive consumption of alcohol.
  • Excessive sun exposure/exposure to sun beds.
  • Diet.

 

The procedure behind dermal fillers

Dermal fillers do not require any anaesthetic as the main brands (Juvederm Ultra and Restylane) already contain an anaesthetic. The procedure is straightforward and simple with no surgical elements. Make-up can be applied 30 minutes after the procedure has been carried out and the effects last up to 9 months. Optimal results will be seen if patients attend regular repeat treatments. Very small needles are used and there is very little pain associated with the injections.

 

Most patients experience no side-effects and there is no recovery period associated with dermal fillers. Simply turn up for your appointment and resume your daily activities straight away. You will see the benefits of the treatments within 3 days.

 

 

If you would like more information about facial aesthetics at Shields, please do not hesitate to contact us.