Dermal fillers are a very well know choice when it comes to getting smooth, youthful and fresh looking skin. But, are they the right option for you? Here’s all you need to know about dermal fillers.

What are dermal fillers and what are the available types of fillers?

Dermal fillers are soft tissue fillers, which are injected into the skin to help fill in and eventually diminish the appearance of wrinkles and reintroduce / introduce volume into the tissues to restructure, lift and rejuvenate the skin.

The severity of the volume loss and or depth of the wrinkle will determine how much filler is required

Types of fillers include:

  • Hyaluronic acid – the effect lasts between four months to 2 years depending on the type of filler

  • Calcium hydroxylapatite – the effect lasts up to 18 months

  • Poly-L-lactic acid – the effects may last up to two years

  • Polycaprolactone – the effects can last 1-4 years depending on the type of filler used.

  • Polymethylmethacrylate beads (PMMA) – this type of dermal filler is the most risky and the effect is permanent.

Important things to know before getting dermal fillers

The dermal filler treatment time can last between 30 minutes to one hour. In this time you will be offered a local anaesthetic and the cosmetic doctor will inject the filler in a set of small injections followed by the massage of the area. In terms of pain, there may be a slight discomfort when the filler is injected into your skin.

How do dermal fillers work?

If you’ve noticed fine lines or wrinkles that make your face look tired, dermal fillers might be the best option for you. The lost volume of your skin will be restored and the fine lines will significantly smoothen and diminish.

The side effects of dermal fillers

Dermal fillers could cause temporary side effects such as redness, swelling and tenderness, however, it is completely normal to have this experience after the treatment. Any reactions, whether it is pain, itching, swelling or bruising, generally occurs after the needle injection and usually goes away shortly after it or in a few days after the procedure has been done.

Where do you have to go to get dermal fillers?

If this is something that you’ve decided to go ahead with, please make sure you find a reputable and experienced cosmetic doctor who is fully qualified and carries out the procedure in a safe and clean environment.

At Skin Radiance Clinics in Leeds, we use the latest technology and help our customers achieve the best possible look. We only use FDA approved, CE marked and science backed dermal fillers for our patients. We provide official Allergan Juvederm filler (hyaluronic acid) and Sinclair Pharma Ellanse (polycaprolactone filler). We only purchase from reputable UK pharmacies so we can track the origin of every syringe down to factory it was made. This is so important for us as many non medical injectors source illegal, counterfeit or grey import dermal fillers which might not be what they say are and you cannot guarantee the integrity of the product and more concerning is you also cannot guarantee the ingredients. All of our treatments are carried out in a safe and appropriate clinical environment as the safety and well being of our customers are always our number one priority. To find out more about dermal fillers or book your first consultation, please feel free to give us a call today on 07722 955 251!