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Dermal Filler Treatment In Southampton
Would you like to say ‘goodbye’ to your wrinkles? And to restore your lively and fresh look?
A dermal filler might be the answer. 👍
A dermal filler can significantly reduce or even remove many wrinkles, and the effect is immediate.
Not only that: The treatment lasts for months or even years.
Dermal fillers have become very popular because they normally produce impressive results, and because they are considered a very safe treatment.
A dermal filler treatment can also be done in just a few minutes, and normally requires no or very little downtime. Come during your lunch break, and be back at work 25 minutes later.
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 can loose 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, its 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 full.
The facial skin of an elder person on the other hand, will often be more flat and have wrinkles, because it has lost volume (lost collagen and elastin).
How Can A Dermal Filler Remove Wrinkles?
By injecting a dermal filler into the skin where collagen and elastin have been lost, this volume of collagen and elastin can be regained.
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 your 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.
Some people may confuse dermal fillers with Botox (or Botolinum).
They are both injected into the skin, however, Botox is used to stop or reduce muscle contractions which again stops wrinkle formation. Dermal fillers are instead used to increase the volume of the skin and treat wrinkles this way.
However, many people choose to get both Botox and dermal filler treatments at the same time, as this combination can produce even better results than either alone.
Before And After Comparison Of Dermal Filler Treatment
If you look at before and after photos of people that have had a dermal filler treatment, you will often see very noticeable differences.
Many patients will feel that they look several years younger after the treatment.
When a dermal filler is used to give volume to skin and smooth out wrinkles, you will normally see changes immediately. That is because the dermal filler injection replaces lost collagen, and therefore has an instant effect.
The effects will normally also be instant when the dermal filler is used to add volume to lips, cheeks, and other parts of the face.
How Much Does A Dermal Filler Injection Cost?
At our Southampton clinic, the cost of one dermal filler injection ranges from £300 to £500, depending on the type and brand of filler that is being used. An additional injection costs from £200 to £400.
To learn more about our costs, please go here.
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 types.
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 for this, 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 for the treatment we will get started.
We will first explain every step of the treatment, so you understand exactly what will happen.
Then we will cleans your skin with an anti-septic. We will then add a numbing cream to make the injections as painless as possible for you. It takes about 15 minutes for this numbing cream to kick in.
Your clinician will then administer the dermal filler. This will only take a minute or two.
We will then keep you for a little just to ensure that the treatment went as expected. 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 30 minutes.
Hence, you can come for a quick lunch-time 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 injection 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.
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 you have decided to use, the dermal filler can last anywhere from 6 months to several years.
When we know what you want and when we look at you, we will know exactly what filler to use.
Will I Look Unnatural After The Dermal Filler Treatment?
The good thing about a dermal filler injection, is that is 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, you should look fully 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?
Side-effects can include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising 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 Filler Treatments 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 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 tests and have been approved in very large number of countries worldwide.
How Many People Get Dermal Fillers?
It is estimated that several hundred thousand dermal filler treatments are administered every year in the UK alone. World-wide, that number is estimated to be in excess of 10 million treatments.
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 meet with you, or talk on the phone, to assess your situation. All 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 achieve a happier life.
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. 👍