How Do Dermal Fillers Work?

In the world of cosmetic treatment, dermal fillers are becoming increasingly popular, and for good reason. The multiple benefits and reasonable prices regarding dermal fillers have attracted many to undergo treatment. You can get dermal filler injections in many different parts of your face, according to your needs. Some areas of popular demand include lips, cheeks, under eye bags, and the jawline (to enhance one’s jawline). Although dermal fillers are considered safe by professionals, it is important to realise that temporary side effects may occur, such as swelling and bruising – although this will not last for long! Such side effects are even less likely to happen if you take the appropriate precautions advised by your practitioner. Oh, and it is also important to undergo the treatment with a reliable, experienced professional. Crucially, dermal filler treatment is not permanent, which in itself has its benefits and drawbacks. The good thing about this is that if you are not happy with your treatment (which is unlikely), then you can be rest assured that it will not last forever. It is also important to note that there are many different types of dermal fillers. Not only do the different types reflect the different brands, but also the area of injection (ie. cheeks or lips). So, with all of these magical benefits, how do dermal fillers actually work?

  • Injections: Dermal fillers come in liquid form and are injected underneath the skin by professionals. In essence, a dermal filler is a gel, which increases the volume of the soft tissue of your skin and hence plumps it up. This plumping helps wrinkles and scars become less noticeable. If done on one’s cheeks, it brings back youthful plumpness, which one may be lacking due to age-related losses of collagen and fat. All in all, dermal fillers help you look younger.
  • Hyaluronic acid: Most dermal fillers contain a chemical known as hyaluronic acid. The purpose of this acid is to attract water and hydrate the skin. This allows for the plumping to occur. Hyaluronic acid is also a naturally occurring element in our skin. This leads some experts to believe that dermal fillers are beneficial not only for our appearance but also for our skin.
  • Dermal fillers do NOT work in the same way as Botox: Although dermal filler treatment is commonly mistaken for Botox, the two are completely distinct from one another (although they both aim to achieve a younger looking face). Botox, in essence, freezes the muscle contraction which creates wrinkles, which thus reduces wrinkles and prevents more from forming. Dermal fillers, on the other hand, simply plump the skin, and thus make wrinkles and fine lines in your skin less noticeable.

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If you are interested in undergoing either dermal filler treatment or Botox treatment, it is important to look for an experienced professional, in order to ensure the best results and the smallest chance of negative side effects. If you live in Henley on Thames check out Springwell Clinic cosmetic treatments.

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