Dermal fillers are used to fill out wrinkles and creases in the skin by the injection of materials, usually around the eyes and lips, but also in other areas such as cheeks, where they can be used to create a fuller, fresher look.
They are commonly used to fill in mouth to nose lines, creases which run from the corners of the mouth, or to carry out lip augmentation, where they increase the volume of the lips or change the lip shape.
Fillers can be made of different types of materials, which have all been thoroughly tested to ensure they are safe and effective. These include collagen, hyaluronic acid, calcium hydroxylapatite and poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA).
Depending on what type of material your cosmetic clinic uses, the effects can last from three months to 18 months, although some of the materials are permanent – that is, the effects will last forever.
Permanent fillers are less commonly used than non-permanent ones.
What happens during the procedure?
Before injecting you with any dermal fillers, your cosmetic doctor will ensure the area has been deadened by using a local anaesthetic cream. Injections are usually painless, although you may feel a little uncomfortable during the process. The procedure can take as little as half an hour, depending on what you are getting done, but may take longer if a large area is involved. Modern fillers are easy to apply.
Afterwards you may feel a little sore where the injections have gone in, and there may be some redness and swelling – your cosmetic doctor will advise you of what to expect, and also how to deal with any issues you experience after the procedure.
What to know before going ahead
A good cosmetic clinic will give you a thorough consultation before you go ahead with any procedure, to ensure it is exactly what you want, and also to advise you of the costs, potential risks and any limitations. It is important to know that, although your cosmetic doctor will do their best, they cannot guarantee your face will look 20 years’ younger afterwards! It is also important to choose a reputable clinic with experienced, qualified doctors who will care for you before, during and after the procedure.
Are there any risks?
All operations and procedures carry risks, even minor cosmetic ones, and your doctor should give you full details about these before you decide to go ahead. However, the risks associated with dermal fillers are small. Some people may experience bruising, swelling or itchiness, but more serious risks are rare.
Choose an experienced clinic
If you are looking to get dermal fillers in Chiswick, Grove Park Aesthetics has the experience and knowledge to help you feel relaxed and confident about the whole process, from start to finish.
Using only the latest techniques and materials available, the clinic’s experienced staff will guide you through every aspect of getting dermal fillers, making sure you get exactly what you need, every time.