Five things you need to know about Dermal Fillers
You have read all the review sites, all the blogs and watched the TV shows highlighting the “dos and don’ts” about facial rejuvenation.
The chances are you have come across dermal fillers. You probably know the basics and have seen that there are many products and brands out there. So how do you know which treatment is best for you? Which products are approved and what exactly are Dermal Fillers ? At Illuminate Skin Clinic in Kent we would like to dispel the myths and give you as much information as we possibly can on these injectable treatments, so that you can make an informed decision about having any filler treatment. So here are five key things you need to know about dermal fillers:
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are a substance that can be injected into the face to improve its appearance. The majority are made up of hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule that attracts and binds water in the skin) and can work in harmony with the body’s remaining collagen and elastin, supporting these all-important proteins to give skin a fuller and more youthful appearance.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers can last anywhere between 6 and 18 months, depending on the type of hyaluronic acid used and well as how it is suited to the patient. There are around 200 different types of dermal fillers on the market and you should be sure that your practitioner only uses tried, tested and approved products. Juvederm, Restylane and Teosyal are some common names.
Are fillers safe?
Allergic reactions are nearly unheard of and infections are also extremely rare, as long as your injections are carried out by a healthcare professional with specialist training. Dr Sophie Shotter is a highly qualified medical professional who is well versed and experienced in administering dermal filler treatments.
What are the side-effects of fillers?
Dermal fillers do come with some side effects which tend to occur immediately after injection, are usually temporary and disappear within a few days. Some normal side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, itching and tenderness. On extremely rare occasions more serious side effects requiring early management can occur. To minimize risk with dermal fillers it is very important the practitioner has had specialist training, and is using safe products correctly. Should unwanted effects occur, that practitioner should be able to manage them safely.
Where can I get filler treatment?
Injectable dermal fillers are available here at our clinic which is conveniently based only 10 minutes from Maidstone and 5 minutes from West Malling. We are also very close to Royal Tunbridge Wells and trains run regularly from across the south east. You can speak with a member of the team to discuss booking a consultation with Dr Sophie.
Disclaimer: Please be aware that results and benefits may vary from patient to patient taking into consideration factors such as age, lifestyle and medical history.