Want to know more about dermal fillers? A brief guide by The Cosmetic Skin Clinic

By Dr. TRACY MOUNTFORD, MBBS MBCAM

As we age, our skin loses its firmness and develops wrinkles and fine lines; this is a fact of life.

While wrinkles and lines add distinction to your face, there are now many non-surgical options available to reduce their appearance, offering you a fresher, rejuvenated look!

Indeed, such wrinkle reduction treatments are growing in popularity across the UK, leaving more and more people with replenished looking skin and making stubborn, deep-set wrinkles a thing of the past.

At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, our team of cosmetic and aesthetic experts can help you erase the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with the use of dermal fillers in Buckinghamshire. A non-invasive and time-efficient method, this technique is long lasting and uses naturally occurring proteins, leaving you with striking results.

Want to know a bit more about dermal fillers in Buckinghamshire before deciding if they are for you? Read on!

What are they?

As mentioned earlier, at The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, our dermal fillers in Buckinghamshire are made primarily from hyaluronic acid; a naturally occurring protein that plumps the skin, creating a smoother surface.

However, as we age, our bodies produce less of this protein, allowing wrinkles and fine lines to form on the surface of the skin. Used to fill in these areas, fillers reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines naturally, with no synthetic materials involved.

How are they applied?

At The Cosmetic Skin Clinic, fillers are usually applied to your face or neck using a set of injections, targeting the softer sub-surface of your skin.

However, fillers are not only useful for reducing the appearance of wrinkles; if you want to plump the appearance of your lips without surgery, they are a fantastic way to achieve this, giving you complete control over the end result.

How long do they last?

There are many factors that will impact upon how long fillers last.

For instance, if they are applied to fill deep-set lines, it is likely that the lifespan will be shorter than if they were applied to fine lines.

The areas that the fillers are injected into play a role too; if applied to tighter areas of skin, fillers may last slightly longer. Also, if they are used alongside Botox, they will usually have a longer life span.

On average, the injection of fillers reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles for around 6-18 months, making them a viable solution.

Are they uncomfortable?

You may feel a sensation similar to a scratch during their injection, but overall the application of fillers to your skin should not be uncomfortable.

Post injection, there may be some tightening around the injection site, but this is completely normal. If you have any concerns, contact our team immediately.

Is there any aftercare I need to know about?

We recommend that after you have filler injections, you wear a stronger sunblock that offers high anti-UV protection.

Avoid deliberate sunbathing or tanning booths for up to 48 hours post procedure and ensure that you keep your skin moisturised.

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