When you mention dermal fillers people automatically imagine lip fillers; however, there are so many more opportunities held within this substance. In addition to the plumping benefits, dermal fillers are a great way to contour, lift and reshape your face.
The consultants at Dr Aesthetica are specialists at helping clients ascertain precisely what type of dermal filler will be the most advantageous for them. We will not provide any treatment without carrying out an initial consultation, where we will analyse whether this form of treatment is the right route for you.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal filler is a substance, usually containing hyaluronic acid, that is injected into the skin to reduce signs of ageing by ‘filling in’ lines and wrinkles and adding volume to areas such as lips and cheeks.
Only the areas targeted will be impacted, while all other facial regions will continue to age as usual.
Types Of Dermal Fillers
Facial contouring fillers
Facial contouring has become a popular makeup technique that aims to enhance your face structure by highlighting your assets and shadowing what you consider to be flaws.
However, with facial contouring fillers, you won’t have to go through the hassle of applying contouring makeup daily.
This type of filler can be utilised for:
- Cheekbone contouring
- Jawline contouring
- Non-surgical chin augmentation
You can opt to target one specific area or mix and match for harmonised results.
The effects of facial contouring fillers are practically instantaneous and can last for approximately 12 months; however, this will depend on the area you are targeting.
Fillers for sagging face
As we age, our skin loses collagen and fat, resulting in sagging skin. There are multiple areas dermal fillers can target to combat this, such as:
- Under the eye
- The middle part of your face
- The corners of your mouth
- Lines on both sides of your mouth
- Lower cheeks
- Pre jowl
You can either target these areas individually or invest in a non-surgical full facelift. If you do opt for this package, ensure your consultant tailors their approach. At Dr Aesthetica, we will not provide a treatment ‘just because’. We will modify our procedure based on an initial assessment of your face.
Depending on which area you target, 80% of the effects will be visible after the treatment, with full results seen after two weeks.
This course of treatment will be effective for 12-18 months, at which point a top-up appointment will need to be scheduled.
Face reshaping fillers
In addition to using dermal fillers to contour specific sections of your face, it can also be used to reshape your nose. As a prominent feature, reshaping your nose with Rhinoplasty can have a drastic effect on your face and your self-confidence.
The following can be treated with this procedure:
- Small noses can be built up
- Slightly crooked or hooked noses can be straightened
- Dropping nasal tips can be corrected
Rhinoplasty will last for 12 to 18 months, at which point you can easily book another appointment. While you will see around 80% of the effects on the same day as the procedure, the full results will be visible in approximately two weeks.
Fillers for plumping
Plumping fillers may be the most well-known application of dermal fillers, particularly lip fillers. However, other areas could benefit from a little plumbing, such as:
- Tear trough
Whether you are hoping for fuller lips or cheeks, or a reduction in dark and tired under-eyes, the majority of results can be seen the same day as the appointment, and full effects will be visible within two weeks.
The longevity of results, especially for lip fillers, will depend on external factors and the genetics of your skin. Your consultant will be able to provide more detail about what will impact the effectiveness of the treatment.
Frequently asked questions about dermal fillers
How long does filler last?
On average, results will last between six and 18 months; at which point an additional appointment can be booked. The exact period to which treatment will be effective will depend on the area targeted, the results envisioned, external factors and skin genetics.
Are dermal fillers safe?
No cosmetic procedure is ever risk-free. However, so long as you choose a registered practitioner who is experienced, the risks should be minimal.
Risks will be higher for people with specific allergies or health conditions. Therefore, you must be open and transparent at all times. The practitioner can then decide if this is a safe procedure for you.
We recommend that you ask your consultant about the risks for the type of dermal filler you are interested in during your initial assessment so that you can reach an informed decision.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
The cost for dermal fillers will vary depending on the area targeted. Prices for this type of treatment at Dr Aesthetica begin at £250. You can find a full rundown of prices here.
At what age should you get fillers?
The legal minimum age to invest in dermal fillers is 18; however, this doesn’t mean that you should get them when you reach this age or another specified age. Skin genetics mean that everyone ages differently. You may benefit from dermal fillers, whereas someone who is the same age as you may not.
While dermal fillers can increase confidence and self-esteem, the team at Dr Aesthetica will never agree to a procedure we do not believe to be the right choice for you. That is one of the reasons we insist on a consultation before treatment.