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Dermal Fillers In Bournemouth

How can a dermal filler help you?

A dermal filler is normally used for either of two purposes:

To add volume to parts of your face such as your lips, chin or nose, or
To treat certain deep and persistent wrinkles

Keep reading, because we will explain both in detail.

At our clinic, dermal fillers have become a very popular treatment, because the results are typically great, and they are also considered very safe.

This treatment takes about 60-90 minutes, and normally requires no downtime. In addition, there are normally no, or few, side effects.

Let’s learn more about dermal fillers.

What Is A Dermal Filler?

A dermal filler is simply a liquid that is injected into your skin in order to increase the volume of that local area.

Dermal fillers can come in many kinds of materials and hardness, and the type of filler that will be best for you, will depend on what you want to achieve. Do you want to add volume to your lips? Do you have certain wrinkles that you want to treat? How permanent do you want the results to be?

However, the most commonly used fillers today are based on something called hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that your body already produces naturally.

Collagen can also be used as a filler, but it is not used as frequently anymore, because hyaluronic acid is safer and overall better.

Filler injections of fat can also be utilized, but this is also becoming less and less common. We are normally getting better results with hyaluronic fillers.

Dermal fillers normally produce temporarily effects. There are cases in which we can administer a permanent implant, but this is normally only for special cases. 

How To Remove Wrinkles With A Dermal Filler?

As you get older, your skin will normally lose volume. In fact, it is not uncommon to lose up to 80% of the volume of your skin by the time you hit old age.

What you lose are mainly proteins collagen and elastin. On top of that, your body loses its ability to produce these substances as you age.

But this loss is not just due to age. 

Other factors such as lack of sleep, stress, a bad diet, smoking, pollution, etc. will all normally chip away at your collagen and elastin.

But what are collagen and elastin?

Collagen is a protein that gives your skin strength and structure. It basically keeps the body together. It is the most abundant protein in your body, and is found virtually everywhere inside you. 

Elastin on the other hand, is an elastic protein that is found in your skin and other tissue. Because it is elastic, it enables your skin to stretch and then return to its original state.

Therefore: Collagen provides structure and form to your skin, and elastin gives it flexibility.

You have probably noticed many times already:

That the skin on the face of an elderly person has often lost significant volume, and in some cases the skin hangs in folds in several places. 

By injecting a dermal filler into the skin where you have lost collagen and elastin, you can restore this volume.

And this is how a dermal filler can make wrinkles disappear:

When you regain volume, the visible skin on your face will be pushed out and be stretched. And your wrinkles will also be stretched out. When these wrinkles are stretched out, they will become less visible. And when they are stretched fully, they will disappear (take a look at the illustration above).

By the way, don’t confuse a dermal filler with Botox. They are very different.

Botox reduces wrinkles by relaxing or stopping muscle contractions, which in turn stops wrinkle formation. Dermal fillers on the other hand, simply contain filler material to add new volume to lost skin. Although they work differently, both can treat wrinkles.

How Are Dermal Fillers Used To Increase Volume?

In addition to being used for treating wrinkles, dermal fillers can also be used to add volume to particular parts of your face.

For instance, if you want fuller lips, we can inject a lip filler into your lips which will increase your lip volume.

Dermal fillers are also often used to add volume to the cheekbone area and the cheeks in general. A cheek filler works in the same way as other fillers by simply adding volume to this local area.

A treatment that has become increasingly popular, is a nose filler. This is also called a non-surgical nose job. If you have a hump on your nose that you don’t like, this can in many cases be treated (or rather concealed) with a nose filler.

In addition, dermal fillers can also be applied to a number of other areas of your face in order to increase local volume.

Dermal Filler – Before And After Comparison 

The before and after comparison of a dermal filler treatment can be impressive.

But not only that:

The results are also immediate.

If we apply a dermal filler to treat a wrinkle, the wrinkle will normally be significantly less visible immediately after the treatment.

If you go for a lip filler, you will normally see very noticeable positive differences. Your lips will normally be fuller, symmetric and plumper right away.

With a nose filler, the curve of the nose can be changed to become straight. And you can walk out of the clinic with a fresher look.

Because the effects from dermal fillers are normally immediate, we often advise clients to get a small amount of filler at first. And then add more at the next appointment. This will give a gradual change and also reduce the risk of wanting to undo the treatment.

What Is The Cost Of A Dermal Filler Injection?

First of all, the cost depends on the material that is being used, and who is making the injection.

But you will find that most skin care clinics in the U.K. charge anywhere from £100 to £500 for one dermal filler treatment.

At TreatMyWrinkles Bournemouth, our dermal filler costs start at £95 for one treatment. We offer several kinds of treatments, and you will therefore find that the costs vary for the different procedures. 

What Wrinkles Do We Use Dermal Fillers For?

There are a number of wrinkles that can be treated with a dermal filler. That said, the wrinkles we treat most often with fillers at our Bournemouth clinic are the following:

What Are Different Dermal Filler Brands?

There are a number of different brands of dermal fillers, and every year there are new ones entering the market.

One reason why there are so many different brands (other than fillers being very popular), is that there are different kinds of fillers that are used for different conditions. For instance, they come in different hardness and are made of different materials.

Some are very similar, but have subtle differences that make them appropriate for different purposes.

Some fillers are best suited as lip fillers, while others for other parts of your face.

They also last for different durations. Some normally last for 6 months to a year, while others can be semi-permanent. That said, these are some of the most used dermal filler brands:

  • Juvederm
  • Restylane
  • Sculptra
  • Perlane
  • Radiesse

How Should I Get Ready For A Dermal Filler?

You normally don’t need to make any major preparations for the treatment. You can typically live just as you normally would before the procedure. However, there are a few items we would like you to be careful with:

We recommend that you do not take blood-thinning medication within 2 days of the treatment. By the way, many painkillers are blood thinning.

We also advise that you don’t drink alcohol during these two days. Alcohol is also blood thinning.

The reason why we don’t want you to take these blood thinning agents, is that this can potentially cause bruising and swelling around the injections.

You find more information about how to prepare for the treatment here.

How Will The Actual Dermal Filler Treatment Be?

The first thing we will do is to welcome you and make you feel comfortable. We won’t start until you are comfortable and ready.

What we like to do is to explain exactly how the treatment works and what we will do. Then you understand each step of the treatment.

When its time to get started, we will first cleanse your skin where the injections will be made with an antibacterial liquid. This is just to be on the safe side.

Then we will add a numbing cream to the same areas. This will numb your skin and help you feel no or very little discomfort from the injections. It takes about 20-30 minutes for this cream to work.

When the cream is active, we will inject the dermal fillers. This will be over in a few minutes.

And just to be safe and to ensure that things went as planned, we will keep you and monitor you just for a few minutes. That’s it! 👍

If you want to understand more about what will happen on the day of the treatment, you find more information here.

Anything I Need To Do After The Dermal Filler Treatment?

You can go on with your life pretty much as normal after the dermal filler injections.

However, there are a few ‘things’ we recommend that you do not do.

We encourage you to not take blood-thinning medications, or drink alcohol for about 2 days after the treatment. Many painkillers are blood-thinning, so keep that in mind.

Why do we encourage this?

The reason is that blood thinners can potentially increase bruising where the injections were made,

Just ask us or your doctor if you are uncertain about your medication. 👍

Also, please be careful not to touch the areas where the injections were made, for about 2 days.

If you apply pressure to the injection areas early on, this can cause the injections to shift to other areas.

We also recommend that you are careful with strenuous physical activity for about 2 days. This can also potentially move the injections to areas where they were not intended.

And lastly, we also suggest that you are careful with the sun and high heat (sauna, very hot showers, etc.) for 2 days. The reason is that strong heat can expand blood vessels and therefore potentially increase bruising.

You can learn more about aftercare here.

How Long Does The Dermal Filler Procedure Take?

The entire procedure, from when you step into the clinic until you walk out, should normally take  60-90 minutes.

Does The Dermal Filler Treatment Hurt?

Before we make the filler injection, we will apply a numbing cream to the area where the injection(s) will be made. This will numb your skin so that you shouldn’t feel any pain.

You will still feel the pressure from the needle, but there should be no or minimal pain. Most people only feel a small degree of discomfort from the treatment. 

How Soon Will I See Results From The Dermal Fillers?

You will see results from the dermal fillers immediately. Which means that if you had wrinkles treated, the wrinkles will already be less visible as you walk out of the clinic.

If you came for a lip filler for instance, you will see noticeable changes to your lip immediately after the treatment.

However, the complete picture will show over time as your skin adjusts to the filler.

For How Long Does A Dermal Fillers Last?

In most cases, we will give you a dermal filler that has a finite life, meaning that the effects will be temporary. Only in very rare cases will we recommend a permanent one.

Also, fillers of different materials have different life. Some last for just a couple of months, while others can last for years.

However, the most common fillers we use at our Bournemouth clinic will typically last anywhere from 4-6 months, and upwards to about a year.

Will My Face Look Unnatural After The Injections?

Some people may be concerned about getting a ‘frozen’ look and not be able to make facial expressions. 

However, this concern is more appropriate for Botox rather than a dermal filler.

Botox paralyses muscles, fillers do not. Dermal fillers only increase volume. Therefore, you need not fear a frozen look or anything similar.

As long as the filler is injected properly by a certified and licensed practitioner (such as the staff at our Bournemouth clinic), there should be no complications. We are fully licensed and certified and have done thousands of injections, so you will be in safe hands. 

Are There Any Side Effects From Dermal Fillers?

Side effects may occur, but the good news is that they are normally very mild, and they normally disappear completely within 2-3 days.

It is common to see some redness and swelling where the injections were made. These areas will often also remain tender for some time after the treatment.

Some people may also experience light pain, itching, or bruising around the area of the injections.

In the event you experience side effects that you are worried about, please contact us.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Yes, dermal fillers are considered to be a very safe treatment with very few risks.

That is as long as you get the dermal filler administered by a licensed and qualified practitioner, like the ones at our Bournemouth clinic. Should you on the other hand get a filler treatment from someone who does not have the required education and knowledge, this may come with risk. 

Also, the most commonly used dermal fillers today are made of hyaluronic acid. This is a substance that your body already naturally produces, so it is not something new for your body. 

Also, if you get a filler based on hyaluronic acid, we can in most cases reverse it with an anti-agent. This means that the filler will dissolve totally.

How Popular Are Dermal Fillers?

In the UK alone, we estimate that several hundred thousand dermal filler treatments are made every year. Globally, in excess of 10 million treatments are made annually.

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Are you curious about whether this could be for you? Perhaps this could give you the look you want and help you boost your self-confidence. If you want to find out more and have a completely free conversations with us, contact us today.

We will be more than happy to speak with you and help answer any of your questions.

During our consultation, we can talk about what you would like to do and what is bothering you at the moment. We have many years experience with skincare treatments, so we will most likely know what is the appropriate treatment for you. Maybe it won’t even be a dermal filler! But the only way to find out is to speak together.

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We have also done thousands of dermal filler treatments and have a wealth of experience. 

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