Posted Jul 10th, 2016
We all love to look our best. Unfortunately as we age our skin naturally loses the collagen which helps it maintain its shape and fullness. Environmental and lifestyle factors such as sun exposure, air pollution, smoking and stress also have an effect on our skin. Natural lines and wrinkles eventually appear and as a result we start to look older than we feel. Fortunately there is a simple solution – dermal fillers.
What are dermal fillers?
Fillers are a popular treatment to soften wrinkles and facial lines to restore your youthful looking skin. Fillers work by replacing the lost collagen to plump out the skin, smooth wrinkles and fill out deep lines to give you smoother, firmer and revitalised skin. Fillers can be used to provide fullness to narrow lips or plump and lift sunken cheeks and even contour the bridge of the nose. They can also be used on the facial contours such as the jawline and temples to restore shape and give you a fuller and fresher face.
What does treatment involve?
The process is relatively quick and painless, and should usually take no more than 30 minutes. Following your consultation the areas to be treated will be cleansed and then a numbing agent will be applied to minimise any discomfort. Using an ultrafine needle the filler will then be injected in controlled doses to those areas. There may be some redness and swelling at first but this will subside quickly and should last no more than 48 hours. Other than that there is no recovery time needed so you can get back to your day-to-day life straight away.
How long do they last?
The results are not permanent and eventually the dermal filler will naturally break down and leave your body. Depending on the type of filler used the results can last up to 2 years. Generally Restalayne results last between 6 and 12 months, Juvederm lasts for between 6 and 18 months and Sculptra can last between 12 and 24 months.
What are the risks?
As with any procedure, having dermal fillers injected does come with a small risk of an allergic reaction. This could cause tiny raised bumps to form under the skin, and in a small number of cases this can be permanent. Another potential reaction is a blueish skin discolouration called the Tyndall effect. This may last for a couple of months but there are treatments available for this. In severe cases where the filler is not injected properly there have been reports of nerve paralysis however this is very rare and can be avoided. The Nu Face team are fully trained and experienced to perform the procedure.
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