Dermal Fillers

Healthy vibrant skin is what most people want. No one wants to look tired or stressed. But as you age, chemicals in the body start to decrease which can accelerate aging. Sun damage, poor diet and busy lifestyles can also increase the effects of wrinkles and fine lines. 

Hyaluronic acid which is a substance in the body that hydrates and replenishes the skin starts to slow down. This causes your skin to lose its elasticity. As a result, your cheeks can become sunken in and your eyes can look droopy.  

The best solution to the effects of aging is dermal fillers. This treatment can help to replenish loose and sagging skin caused by aging. When you have healthy, youthful-looking skin you automatically have a boost in confidence. 

Are you looking for more information on dermal fillers? Continue reading to find out more about this procedure.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

In your late 20s, your body stops producing elastins and collagen which are proteins that keep your tissue firm and your skin elastic. When these two proteins start to decrease in the body your tissue starts to weaken and your skin begin to droop. 

You’ll start to notice fine lines around the eyes and slight sagging around the jawline. Dermal fillers are non-surgical injection gels that are formulated with hyaluronic acid. This hyaluronic acid is a molecule that attracts and combines water within the skin to make it look smoother and more youthful.  

How Does Dermal Fillers Work? 

When a practitioner injects dermal fillers into the skin it provides more volume to the area as well as smooths out fine lines. When it comes to areas that need more volume such as sunken cheeks a thicker dermal gel is used to fill in these areas. 

In areas that have thinner skin such as around the lips and eyes, a thinner consistency gel will be used. Dermal fillers can be used with Anti-wrinkle treatment but it should be noted that these are two different facial aesthetic treatments. Anti-wrinkle treatment prevents muscle movement in areas where wrinkles occur. 

Dermal fillers can restore facial contours but it can also be used on other parts of the body too such as the neckline and hands. The dermal fillers will provide subtle differences in your appearance and the benefit is that there will be no scaring. 

How Are Dermal Fillers Administered?

The gel solution is placed in a sterile injection and then the needle is inserted into the affected area. Your practitioner will use the gel to fill the areas that are being injected. The procedure is quick and painless. You may feel slight discomfort when the needle is inserted but there is no pain. 

Your practitioner may apply a mild anaesthesia cream to the skin to numb the area to reduce the discomfort caused by the injection. 

How Long Will the Dermal Fillers Last? 

It should be noted that dermal fillers are not permanent. Over time the dermal fillers break down and are absorbed into the body system. However dermal fillers can last between 6 to 12 months. The advantage is dermal fillers are safe so you can continue having the procedure done to maintain the effects of it. 

Finding Out if You Can Have Dermal Fillers Done

Before you can go for your dermal fillers you must first find out if you’re eligible for the treatment. The only way to find out is to visit Shine Dental for a consultation. You must be 21 years or older and have a complaint of sagging skin. 

You won’t be able to have dermal fillers done if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Additionally, you won’t be eligible for dermal fillers if you are hypoallergenic or if you suffer from any autoimmune disease. 

That’s why you must go for a consultation before making a booking so that your practitioner can do a complete analysis of your medical history. This is to ensure that you don’t experience any negative side effects after inserting dermal fillers into the skin.

The Procedure of Dermal Fillers 

You must prepare your body before having dermal fillers done. Your practitioner will inform you of all the medication you will need to avoid prior to your treatment. This will include any blood thinning medication or vitamin E supplements. 

Additionally, you should avoid doing strenuous cardio for a few days before your procedure and you must eat plenty of green vegetables. 

During the procedure, your practitioner will apply a numbing cream to the areas that will be treated. This is so you don’t feel the insertion of the needles. The injections are then inserted into the affected area so that the dermal fillers can be deposited under the skin. 

The procedure may take between 15 to 45 minutes depending on how many areas need to be treated.

After the dermal fillers have been inserted you may feel slight discomfort and redness. Taking painkillers may relieve the pain or you can apply an icepack to the affected area. Recovery time is between four to six hours. 

Your practitioner will let you know when you should return for your next visit. This is simply a follow-up session to check how well you’re doing after the dermal filler treatment. Your check-up will usually be four weeks after the procedure.

FAQs about Dermal Fillers

Where are common places people get dermal fillers?
People usually get dermal fillers around the eyes and mouth to smooth out fine lines. You can also get dermal fillers around the jaw line to provide more definition around the contours of the face.

Does it hurt to get dermal fillers done?
No, it doesn’t hurt getting dermal fillers inserted. You may feel slight discomfort during your procedure but it’s not painful.

Will my dermal fillers be noticeable?
The purpose of dermal fillers is to provide subtle enhancements to the face so that you can have a more youthful appearance. If done correctly there won’t be an alarming difference in your appearance.

Side Effects to Be Aware of

Even though dermal fillers are safe there are still some side effects that you must be aware of. However, you must ensure that you always get your dermal fillers done by a qualified practitioner that uses clinically proven injections to avoid negative side effects.

Common side effects include redness, bruising and swelling but this will heal within four to six hours. Rare side effects include injury to blood vessels, lumpiness under the skin, infections and skin discolouration.

To avoid severe side effects you must only have dermal fillers done in a sterile environment. Additionally, you must adhere to the advice your practitioner gives you prior to treatment. This includes not taking medication that could affect your treatment.

Let’s Do a Consultation!

Do you want to try dermal fillers so you can smooth out those fine lines around your eyes? Or perhaps you simply want more definition in the face. If you want to give yourself a boost in confidence you’re only one step away from regaining your youthful appearance. 

All you have to do is contact Shine Dental today to book your dermal filler consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.  

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