Dermal fillers are a popular aesthetic treatment option that can increase the volume of the skin and help to alter the structure of the face. But how does this work?
So, how do dermal fillers increase skin volume?
There are several different types of dermal filler to choose from, but those using hyaluronic acid are the most common. This is a type of sugar molecule that is found throughout the human body where this provides hydration and lubricant within the skin tissue. As a result, the volumizing effect of dermal fillers occurs in three different stages. These are:
Initial swelling- immediately after dermal filler injections it is quite common for the injection site to experience a little bit of swelling from the action of the needle. This swelling can give a false impression of the overall filler results but it should only last for a couple of days to a week at most. Choosing a professional aesthetic practitioner can help to reduce the amount of swelling that you experience, due to increased knowledge and skill.
The gel carrier- dermal fillers are injected with a gel carrier that ensures the hyaluronic acid particles will get to where they need to be. This gel is hydrating and it itself increases the volume of the area for up to a couple of months after the treatment.
The hyaluronic acid- finally, the hyaluronic acid is the most important part of the dermal filler and these are transported within the gel where they attract water and hold onto this, hydrating and nourishing skin cells, like collagen and elastin, to boost skin volume, smooth skin and help to structure the skin tissue. The amount of hyaluronic acid, the size of these particles, and the way that these particles are bound together all has an impact on the effectiveness of the dermal filler, and the outcome of the injections.
Where are dermal fillers used?
Dermal fillers are used in all areas of the face to add volume and to change the structure of the face. Popular areas for dermal filler include:
The lips- lip filler can help to enhance lip volume and change the shape of the lips to complement the natural structure of your face. These can also be used to balance lip asymmetries.
The jawline and chin- filler here can help to firm up skin,prevent sagging and enhance and define the jawline or chin. It can also be used to balance the jawline or chin.
The cheeks- adding dermal filler to the cheeks can help to lift the cheek bones and give you a more youthful appearance.
The nose- nose filler can be used to alter the appearance of the nose and correct any imperfections.
What are the advantages of choosing the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic for your dermal filler?
When you opt for dermal fillers it’s essential that you choose a professional team. Here at the Skin and Wellbeing Clinic, we are Preston’s leading aesthetic experts. This means that you can be sure of:
Professional results- your dermal filler treatment will be tailored to our individual requirements and the unique shape and structure of your face. This will lead to high quality, professional results.
Increased safety- dermal filler treatments are not without risk, some of which can be significant including blindness. But when you choose a professional team, like us, you can be sure of increased safety and reduced risk, as we have the skills and training to ensure a safe procedure.
For more information or advice, get in touch with the team today, here at The Skin and Wellbeing Clinic.