What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal filler injections are a type of nonsurgical cosmetic procedure. Dermal fillers plump up wrinkles, smooth lines and restore volume in your face. Your healthcare provider injects these substances just under your skin. People choose to get dermal fillers to enhance their facial features or gain a more youthful appearance.
How long do dermal fillers last?
How long they last depends on things like the type of filler and where it's injected. They usually last between 6 and 18 months. Most dermal fillers used in the UK contain a natural substance called hyaluronic acid. If you have fillers, the rest of your face will continue to age as normal.
What areas of the face can be treated with fillers?
Popular areas to add volume and fullness to include the lips, cheeks and bridge of the nose. For smoothing, adding volume, plumping lines and wrinkles, popular treatment areas include around the forehead, tear troughs, mouth (smile, marionette), jawline and chin
Who is not suitable for dermal fillers?
This treatment is not advised for pregnant and breast feeding women. If you have a history of cold sores in the area to be treated an anti-herpes cream applied daily to the area for one week prior is advised. This will reduce the likelihood of an outbreak of cold sores. Dermal fillers are suitable for most people otherwise.
How often can I get dermal fillers?
In general, however, you should expect to return every four to six months. While some people will want more frequent treatments, perhaps not wishing to let their lines or wrinkles fully return before seeking further treatment, others may be able to leave seven or even nine months between treatments.