If you live in or around York and are interested in aesthetic treatments, then read on – we’re focusing on our highly popular dermal fillers in today’s post. Learn what they are, how they work, their benefits, and which areas they can treat in our special blog.
What exactly are dermal fillers?
They’re an injectable treatment that uses hyaluronic acid to boost the volume of the skin; shape and contour areas of the face; enhance the smile; add smoothness while correcting lines and wrinkles; and generally, create a more youthful result.
Is hyaluronic acid natural?
Yes, it’s a naturally-occurring substance made in our own bodies. That means that most people are able to have dermal fillers without any risk of allergic reactions. However, we’ll talk about this with you in more detail if you go ahead with your treatment.
How does hyaluronic acid work?
Experts say it can absorb 1000x times its weight in water, which means it incr
eases how much water is in your skin. This not only helps skin to look smoother but can also make your complexion appear more radiant and youthful. In the scientific and aesthetic community, hyaluronic acid is mainly known for its ability to attract and bind water molecules together.
Where can I have dermal fillers?
Popular treatment areas for dermal fillers include:
- General deep lines and wrinkles on the face
- The nasolabial lines (nose-to-mouth)
- The marionette lines (mouth-to-chin)
- Cheek hollows and temples
- Dimpled jaw
- Non-surgical rhinoplasty (nose profile)
- Lip augmentation
How do dermal fillers compare to anti-wrinkle injections?
Both have their benefits but treat completely different things. Fillers are primarily for plumping, smoothing and sculpting. Anti-wrinkle injections are more of a corrective treatment, reducing movement in groups of muscles responsible for creating wrinkles for a younger-looking result. This means both treatments could be used together.
Do dermal fillers hurt?
No, most people don’t consider them to be painful, but it’s important to remember this is an injectable treatment – so the same principles apply. We can use a numbing agent alongside treatment to help reduce sensation in the treated area, which can make the experience more relaxing.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Expect results up to about 18 months – with prolonged effects if you have top-up treatments. In York, our patients often book at intervals to ensure they look fantastic in the long term.
Are dermal fillers a medical treatment?
They’re considered an aesthetic treatment, which helps to enhance your natural beauty. If you’d like to give them a try here in York, why not contact our team of experts to book a consultation today?