21st May 2017

What You Need To Know Before Getting Dermal Fillers

Last Modified: July 30, 2022

Sadly, other than death and taxes, another certainty in life is growing older. We all get lines and wrinkles in our faces, some more so than others, and there are some naysayers out there who will tell you that we can’t do anything about this. They, however, are wrong, because we can. There is absolutely nothing wrong with taking pride in our appearance and wanting to look and feel our absolute best, and if your lines and wrinkles are damaging your self-esteem, why not do something about it? Dermal fillers are very popular amongst people looking to reverse the signs of aging, but do you know all you need to know about them? If the answer is no, then before you even consider getting dermal filler treatments, take a look at the following, as we look at a few things you should know before getting dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers serve multiple purposes – Some people seem to think that dermal fillers are solely for people looking to smooth out the lines and wrinkles on the face associated with growing older, but this simply is not true. Dermal fillers can also help to replace volume lost in certain locations of the face, they can help to contour and sculpt the jawline, they can plump up the cheeks and lips, and can even help reduce the appearance of unsightly scars.

Dermal fillers help stimulate collagen production – One of the main reasons why dermal fillers provide such long-lasting results, is because they help stimulate the production of collagen within the body. Collagen helps to plump up the skin cells and keep them looking healthy and functioning as they should, which is why the results not only last so long, but it is also why they are so noticeable and impressive.

Dermal fillers are not just for use on the face – Whilst the face is, by far, the most common part of the body injected with dermal fillers, in reality, they can be used anywhere. For example, some people who are particularly self-conscious about their hands, may decide to have an injection in their hands to help firm up the skin and reduce loose, wrinkled skin.

They are almost pain-free – Remember, you’re having an injection here, so of course you will experience a little discomfort, and possibly a little pain as well. For the most part however, dermal fillers are virtually pain-free. Before you have your injection, the doctor will apply a numbing agent to help numb the area which is about to be injected. Many fillers will also contain natural pain-killing agents as well, so patients will feel virtually nothing at all.

The length the fillers last will vary – Remember, dermal fillers are not permanent, though generally they will last several months. Exactly how many months however, will depend on a variety of things. For example, results in parts of the body face that are not used as much, I.E the chin, will last much longer than say, around the lips, which are used a lot. Generally speaking, dermal fillers can last anything from three months, up to around twelve months.

Post Reviewed by: Dr Baldeep Farmah
Medically Reviewed on: 21st May 2017
Dr Baldeep Farmah is the Medical Director and lead Doctor of Dr Aesthetica, a Medical Aesthetic Clinic.

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