Does the idea of dermal fillers make you feel uneasy? You’re not alone. Many people are hesitant about treatments like this because they don’t know what to expect. Before you get your first treatment, it’s important that you find out more about how these injections work and what to expect from them. We’ve compiled a list of the top 10 questions women ask us most often when considering dermal fillers for their skin – read on to learn more!
1. What are Dermal Fillers?
The most important thing to know is what you are investing in. Dermal Fillers are used for counteracting wrinkles and lines found on the face. A substance is injected into your desired area and will have a temporary plumping/filling effect. Hyaluronic acid- known for its beneficial effects on the skin, can commonly be found within the injection.
2. Are Dermal Fillers right for me?
If you are looking for a product that will longer than your daily solutions and you want to boost your appearance by giving your ace that youthful feel, then look no further than dermal fillers- fillers can be used to treat wrinkles, fine lines, create a plumper look or add more shape to your face.
3. What is the treatment process?
Always book a consultation first. Getting dermal fillers is a reasonably straightforward process. The injections you receive should provide only mild discomfort but not be painful- an anaesthetic cream may be used to numb the treatable area first, followed by the injections and massage to the site. The treatment takes roughly around 30 minutes to complete and will allow you to go on with daily life afterwards.
4. How long do Dermal Fillers last?
It’s no surprise that fillers only have a temporary effect. If you want to keep up your look, you will need continuous treatments. So how long can you expect your dermal fillers to last? Most dermal fillers will last between 6-18 months. However, this will highly depend on where the product is being injected and what type of filler your practitioner is using. Discuss your goals with your practitioner to explore which fillers will be suitable for you if you want them to last for a more extended period.
5. How much do dermal fillers cost?
Whilst at-home fillers are available for as little as £80, professional treatments recommended for safer and accurate results start from roughly £200 and range into the higher hundreds depending on your treatment. Whilst this cost is higher, receiving treatment at a certified clinic is always more about quality.
6. What should I expect after my treatment?
After your treatment, you will experience some tenderness and soreness in the area as well and redness and swelling, which will decrease within the next few days. Your practitioner will advise you on your aftercare- this may include excluding make-up from your daily routine, avoiding certain beverages and keeping out of the sun.
7. How do I find a practitioner I can trust?
You want to be sure that you will receive your treatment from a practitioner who knows what they are doing. Consider checking whether your practitioner has completed an entire training course and received a qualification rather than a short course. Do they have experience? Having a qualification is a good start, but the experience is just as necessary- a trusted practitioner also means building up a customer base, and customers love leaving reviews.
8. What are the risks?
Treatments include risk and side effects. Most are mild and will subside; however, rare and more severe side effects of dermal fillers may consist of:
• Scarring and marking of the skin
• Filler migrating to another area
• The lumpy appearance of skin
Note that if your treatment is completed correctly, more severe effects are even more minor in occurrence.
9. Can dermal fillers be reversed?
You have received your dermal filler treatment but aren’t happy with the results. What now? If you have opted for a product containing hyaluronic acid, you are in luck- dermal fillers containing this ingredient can be dissolved. This includes; Juvederm, Perlane, Restylane and Teosyl. Unfortunately, for other types of fillers, such as Silicone and Radiesse, they can not be reversed, and your options are limited to letting them dissolve naturally or having them removed via surgery.
10. Who can do dermal fillers?
Anyone can administer dermal fillers; this means that practitioners aren’t legally required to have any form of qualification to administer this treatment. Choosing your practitioner, for this reason, is all the more critical. Remember to check what experience your practitioner has in this area of work and the product they are using, as it could easily affect your treatment results. Our dermal fillers practitioner is not only highly experienced but also a General Practitioner, so you know you’re in safe hands.
If you’re considering dermal fillers for yourself, we hope this list of questions has helped clarify what to expect. We can help answer any other concerns that arise and provide more information about the treatments available at our clinic. To learn more about dermal fillers click here.