Dermal Fillers

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Everything You Need To Know About Dermal Filler Treatment

If you are considering getting a dermal filler treatment, you are not alone. Dermal fillers are one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world used for a variety of reasons such as to reduce facial volume loss, reduce signs of ageing, and to naturally enhance features such as lips, cheeks, skin and smile lines.

In this blog post, we will discuss everything you need to know about dermal fillers. We will cover what they are, how they work, and the different types of fillers that are available. We will also discuss the risks and benefits of dermal filler treatment, and we will help you decide if this procedure is right for you.

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What are dermal fillers?

Dermal filler injections are a type of non-surgical and natural-looking cosmetic procedure that is used to improve the appearance of skin, reshape your face structure and enhance facial features such as by lip plumping or adding facial symmetry.

Dermal filler injections are most used to reduce wrinkles and lines, and fillers can be used to improve the texture and tone of the skin.

How do dermal fillers work?

Dermal filler treatments work by filling in wrinkles and lines on the surface of the skin. They also help to increase volume in areas that have lost volume over time. This can give you a more youthful appearance and make you look healthier overall.

The dermal filler treatment procedure works by injecting a gel-based filler treatment into the targeted area whether that be your cheeks, lips, chin or jawline.

Depending on the dermal filler treatment site, a different amount of dermal filler injectable will be used. For example for lip plumping more filler will be used compared to treating fine lines and wrinkles. During the treatment, you might feel a slight stinging sensation at the treatment site, depending on your pain tolerance.

What are the different types of dermal fillers?

There are a variety of different types of dermal fillers available, each with its own set of benefits and risks. Some of the most common types of dermal fillers include collagen, hyaluronic acid, and poly-L-lactic acid.

What are the benefits of dermal filler treatment?

What are the risks of dermal filler treatment?

Dermal filler treatment is a safe and effective procedure, but like any other medical procedure, it does carry some risks and side effects.

Potential risks of dermal filler treatment include swelling, bruising, infection, and allergic reaction. Usually, these side effects will resolve after a few days or a week. However, these risks are rare and can be easily avoided if you choose an experienced and qualified doctor.

What Happens in A Skin Check?

During a skin check, the doctor will examine your entire body using a handheld microscope which magnifies and illuminates the skin. This includes areas of the body that are not normally exposed to sunlight. The doctor will also examine particular areas of concern that you wish to bring up.

Any suspicious areas, moles, or lesions will be noted. If the need arises, the doctor will discuss with you a biopsy or excision treatment to remove a lesion. Otherwise, some moles may require only observation, which involves the use of digital photography.   

It is recommended that you do not wear any makeup, artificial tanner, or nail polish to your check-up appointment. This allows the doctor to have an unobstructed view of your skin.

Is dermal filler treatment right for me?

That depends on several factors, including your age, health, and cosmetic goals. Dermal filler treatment is not recommended for everyone. You should discuss your options with an experienced doctor to see if this procedure is right for you.

Thinking About Getting A Dermal Filler Treatment? Contact Shire Doctors And Dentists

If you are considering dermal filler treatment, be sure to do your research first. This blog post will give you a basic understanding of what dermal fillers are and how they work. For more information on dermal filler treatment be sure to consult with an experienced doctor at Shire Doctors and Dentists and to visit our clinic.