As we get older our skin loses its elasticity due to a lack of collagen. This then results in the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines that slowly begin to appear on the face and neck. Factors such as exposure to the sun, smoking, stress and air pollution can all cause the skin to age prematurely. There are various beauty treatments that are available to reduce the appearance of fine lines, blemishes and wrinkles. One such treatment is dermal fillers. They can help to make the skin appear younger, firmer and smoother by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are applied to the skin in order to help to plump out the skin and therefore reduce those visible wrinkles and fine lines that can appear with age. The procedure is non-invasive, which is fairly quick to perform. There are also very few side effects. Once treatment has beam completed, skin will appear visibly smoother and younger looking. Skin will also feel softer.
Dermal filler treatment
As already mentioned this is a non-invasive procedure. The skin will be cleaned prior to treatment and a numbing gel applied. This will help to reduce any discomfort while the filler is being injected into the skin. The healthcare professional will inject very small amounts of dermal filler into the affected areas using a small needle. It is very important that dermal filler treatment is only administered by a fully trained professional with the relevant medical training.
Recovery time after dermal fillers
The recovery time post treatment is very short lived, as the only side effects are those of slight swelling and possible minimal bruising. Any swelling should go down after 30 minutes. Once the treatment has been performed and you feel ready to leave, then you can do so. All daily activities can be quickly resumed and if any slight bruising has occurred, this will fade within 48 hours. Your healthcare provider should go through all possible side effects and post recovery with you on your pre-treatment visit.
How long does the treatment last?
This very much depends upon the individual and the condition of the skin prior to treatment. However, success rates and longevity of results are very positive. Results for semi-permanent fillers can range from 6 months through to two years. More permanent types of dermal fillers have results that can last anywhere from 5 years upwards.