Dermal Filler Treatment In Southampton
- Crow’s Feet
- Frown Lines
- Smoker’s Lines
- Nasolabial Folds
- Marionette Lines
A dermal filler might be the answer. 👍
A dermal filler can significantly reduce or even remove these wrinkles, and the effect is immediate.
Not only that: The results last for months or even years.
A dermal filler treatment can also be done in 60-90 minutes, and normally requires no or very little downtime.
Dermal fillers have become very popular because they normally produce impressive results, and because they are considered a very safe treatment.
What Exactly Is A Dermal Filler?
A dermal filler is a solution that is injected under the upper layer of your skin to either replace lost skin, or to simply plump up the existing skin.
As we get older, we can lose up to 80% of the volume of our skin.
With age, our skin bit by bit loses what’s called collagen and elastin (as well as other elements). In addition, our body’s ability to produce these substances declines as we get older.
By the way, it’s not just age that makes us loose collagen and elastin. Stress, lack of sleep, smoking, pollution, and excessive sunlight all contribute to degradation of collagen and elastin.
Collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and is found in muscles, bones, skin, hair, blood vessels, etc. Collagen is what gives our skin strength and structure, and which helps hold the body together.
Elastin is an elastic protein found in connective tissue. Elastin allows these tissues to stretch and then return to their original positions after being stretched.
So collagen gives the skin form and holds it together, while elastin lets it bend and stretch.
If you compare the face of a baby to that of an elder person, you will notice that the baby’s skin is normally plump and smooth.
The facial skin of an elder person on the other hand, will often be more flat and have wrinkles, due in part to loss of volume.
How Can A Dermal Filler Remove Wrinkles?
When volume is restored, the outer skin will be pushed up and stretched out. Therefore, your lines and wrinkles will also be stretched out, and will in many cases go away (see illustration above).
Think of a balloon that has lost air and has become saggy and wrinkly. As soon as you breathe new air into the balloon, its surface will again be smooth.
There are different dermal fillers for different areas of the skin, and also for different severity of lines and wrinkles. They also differ in how long they last, and also have varying degrees of softness.
Dermal fillers can also be either non-permanent or permanent, although the non-permanent types are significantly more common.
We at TreatMyWrinkles however, almost exclusively use hyaluronic acid fillers. This filler is very safe, affordable, the results are great, and it is easy to work with. Also, this filler can be reversed in the event you should not be happy with the result.
These are the dermal filler brands we normally use:
Some people may confuse dermal fillers with Botox.
They are both injected into the skin, however, Botox is used to stop or reduce muscle contractions which again stop wrinkle formation. Dermal fillers have 2 main applications: 1) To treat wrinkles by increasing volume of the skin (to stretch out wrinkles), and 2) to add volume to selected parts of the face.
Before And After Comparison Of Dermal Filler Treatment
If you look at before and after photos of people that have had a dermal filler, you will normally see very noticeable differences.
We can reshape the contours of your face with a dermal filler, and therefore give you the forms and shapes that you desire. By giving volume to the skin, many clients feel that they look several years younger after the treatment.
A dermal filler is also great for deep wrinkles and folds, and therefore the before and after changes can be quite significant.
You will also see results immediately, which is great. However, what we often do in order to not make the changes too noticeable, is to make a minor injection at first, and then add more volume at your subsequent appointment.
How Much Does A Dermal Filler Injection Cost?
At our Southampton clinic, the cost of a 1ml dermal filler injection is £210. If you want 2 ml, the price is £380. And should you want 3 ml, the cost is £550.
These are among the most affordable dermal filler prices (at a high quality skincare clinic) you will find in Southampton.
Here is a complete list of our dermal filler prices in Southampton.
What Wrinkles Can Be Treated With Dermal Fillers?
What Are The Most Common Dermal Fillers?
There are several different dermal filler brands, and even within these brands, there are several different types of fillers made of different kinds of materials.
Different dermal fillers target different layers of the skin and different conditions. Some are softer and are used in lips, while others are harder and are used for cheeks or nasolabial folds.
Some last a few months and others can last for years. In other words, there is a huge variety of dermal fillers. The most commonly used dermal filler brands are:
How Should I Prepare For My Dermal Filler Treatment?
For the most part, you can live a normal life and do your regular activities before the dermal filler treatment. There are however a few things we recommend that you avoid.
It’s a good idea to avoid most painkillers 3 days before the treatment. During these 3 days, you should also avoid anti-inflammatory medications (and other blood-thinners).
We also recommend that you abstain from alcohol for at least 24 hours before the treatment.
The reason is that all these are blood-thinners. If these are taken before the dermal filler treatment, it could cause bruising and swelling around the injections.
You can learn more about how to prepare for the treatment here.
What Should I Expect During The Dermal Filler Treatment?
As you enter our clinic, we will welcome you and make you feel comfortable. When you are ready and comfortable, we will get started.
We will first explain every step of the treatment, so you understand exactly what will happen (unless you are one of our regular clients who know the procedure already).
Then we will cleanse your skin with an antiseptic. We will then add a numbing cream to make the injections as painless as possible. It takes about 15 minutes for this numbing cream to kick in.
We will then administer the dermal filler. This will only take a minute or two.
In order to let the filler settle, and to monitor that the treatment went as expected, we will keep you for a couple of minutes. That’s it! 👍
To learn more about what will happen on the day of the treatment, you can read this.
How Long Does The Dermal Filler Procedure Take?
The entire procedure, from when you first step into the clinic until you walk out, should normally take no more than 60-90 minutes.
Hence, you can come for a quick lunchtime appointment and be back at work shortly thereafter.
Does The Dermal Filler Treatment Hurt?
Before we make the filler injection, we will apply a numbing cream to the area where the injections 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 the wrinkles that you had will already be less visible as you walk out of the clinic.
And the areas of your face (lips, chin, cheeks, nose, etc.) that you wanted to strengthen, will already be altered.
However, the complete picture will show over time as your skin adjusts to the fillers.
How Long Do Dermal Fillers Last?
Depending on the type of filler we use, the effects can last anywhere from 6 months to several years.
Some fillers are designed to last 6 months, others 2 years. It all depends on which area you want treated, your particular skin type and condition, and also your budget.
Will I Look Unnatural After The Dermal Filler Treatment?
The good thing about a dermal filler injection, is that it does not disable muscles. It only adds volume. Hence, you should not experience a frozen look or anything similar.
As long as the filler is injected properly and by a licensed professional (such as the staff at TreatMyWrinkles), you should look completely natural after the treatment. You may however experience some temporary swelling or redness, but this normally goes away quickly.
What Are The Side-Effects Of Dermal Fillers?
Since we inject a filler into your skin with a needle, there will normally be slight bruising and redness.
However, the side-effects are normally very mild and typically go away within 48 hours.
Other side-effects can include swelling, pain, itching or tenderness around the area where the injection was made.
Lips can be sensitive and swelling may last for a few days.
Should you experience side-effects that you are worried about, please contact us.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
Dermal fillers are considered to be safe and risks are considered to be very minor.
Also, most dermal fillers used today are made of hyaluronic acid, which is a substance that is already naturally occurring in your body.
When administered by a licensed professional, dermal fillers are considered to be a very safe treatment.
Dermal fillers have gone through a large number of scientific clinical trials, and are already approved in many countries worldwide.
How Many People Get Dermal Fillers?
Contact Us Today For Any Dermal Filler Questions 👍
Are you unsure whether a filler is for you? Do you want to find out?
Our clinicians in Southampton are more than happy to talk with you on the phone, free of charge.
We will talk together about any concerns you have about your skin, what you want to achieve and then find the right treatment. Based on our conversation, we will find out whether a dermal filler is the best treatment for you, or if there is another treatment that would be even better.
Our clinicians have performed thousands of dermal filler injections and are not only highly skilled, but also have all required accreditations and certifications.
And we are super friendly. 😄
We love helping our clients to achieve the look they want and to a happier life. Please ask for a free consultation if you want to discuss your situation.
Feel also free to email or call us with any question. 👍
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