Deep lines and wrinkles across your face can really get you down. Other people may not notice them, but you know they’re there and they can bother you every time you look in the mirror.
A non-invasive, super-rapid way to whisk them away is by having dermal fillers. This quick treatment can take years off your face, and put that spring back in your step.
Why do we get lines and wrinkles?
Our skin is naturally shaped and plumped by collagen, but we lose this over time. Certain things like sun exposure, stress and smoking can speed up the process and hurry those lines along. And as your face starts to ‘sag’, your spirits follow suit.
So lines and wrinkles are an unavoidable sign of ageing. But that that doesn’t mean we have to put up with them!
What are dermal fillers?
Put simply, dermal fillers are facial fillers which are injected just under the skin in small, controlled amounts. The facial filler helps to smooth lines and wrinkles, fill sunken areas and smooth out the overall appearance of your face.
If you’re having dermal lip fillers, these help to plump up your pout and restore a natural, more youthful lip shape. The results of each are instant and can last anywhere between 6 and 12 months.
And don’t worry about pain: the areas of your face which are going to be injected can be numbed prior to your treatment, so at the most you’ll feel only mild discomfort.
Benefits of dermal fillers
Booking a dermal filler appointment is the fastest route to diminishing your lines and wrinkles. A dermal filler treatment helps to smooth the contours of your face and leave you looking (and feeling) years younger.
The biggest benefit of having dermal fillers is that it’s a speedy, non-invasive treatment that you could even squeeze into your lunch hour.
Dermal fillers help to replace that youthful plumpness to your skin, and the effects can last a long time if you follow your recommended dermal filler aftercare instructions.
Dermal fillers aftercare: making the most of your treatment
You’ll be pleased with your dermal filler treatment, so the likelihood is you’ll want it to last. Dermal fillers aftercare advice usually recommends avoiding alcohol after your treatment, especially if you’re experiencing swelling. This is fairly common and will subside quickly.
It’s also wise, as part of your cosmetic fillers aftercare, to avoid strenuous exercise and excessive exposure to the sun following your treatment. Some dermal filler aftercare instructions advise avoiding the use of makeup straight after treatment, as it’s preferred to allow your skin to ‘breathe’, but you can ask your practitioner about this if you want to be able to use makeup straight away.
Finally, after your dermal fillers have been injected, it’s wise to avoid rubbing or touching the areas of injection, especially if you’re experiencing a bit of swelling. Bruising is pretty uncommon but it can occur. If you do have a touch of bruising, this can be easily covered by concealer.
There are certain high-grade skin care products which can help prolong the effects of your dermal fillers; you can ask your practitioner for some recommendations.
Dermal lip filler aftercare
If you have had lip filler, you should follow all the dermal fillers aftercare advice above but also, you should avoid wearing lipstick or lip balm for 24 hours following your treatment.
With lip fillers, it’s common to experience tenderness and unevenness so it’s important that you follow your practitioner’s dermal lip filler aftercare instructions to ensure this improves quickly. If you experience any swelling, you can ask your practitioner for mini ice packs designed specifically for minimising swelling around the mouth.
Who can have dermal fillers?
The quick answer is: pretty much anybody! However, if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, it’s wise to shelve your dermal filler plans for a while. Similarly, if you have any skin inflammation, acne or or any breakage of the skin, it’s probably best to wait until this has cleared up.
Finally, if you’ve had a chemical peel or any laser treatment recently, it’s advised that you wait for two weeks before having dermal filler treatment.
So, dermal filler treatment is safe, speedy and effective. And that’s probably why more and more people are relying on it for a more youthful appearance and a significant boost to their confidence.