Dermal Fillers: Everything You Need to Know Before Having Treatment
6 January 2021
There are so many non-invasive cosmetic treatments available to the public and dermal fillers are one of the treatments that have become incredibly popular in the past few years. From Instagram influencers to celebrities and even royalty, it seems like everyone’s doing it.
There are some things you should know when considering undergoing any wrinkle reduction treatment. As you need to understand the procedure and what your goals are. By reading our advice and research below and consulting with qualified professionals, you can make an informed decision and understand what your next steps are.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
In the UK, dermal fillers are usually made up of hyaluronic acid and this substance is injected into the skin using syringes. The injections can be made anywhere in the face and lips, depending on the desired results.
Many people use fillers to reduce wrinkles, to make their lips look plumper and fuller or to give their faces a youthful and healthy glow.
How Long Do They Last?
This does depend on the kind of product you are using, but as a minimum, it tends to be around 6 months, although some can last up to 18 months, a longest-lasting dermal filler varies depending on many factors.
If you have had dermal fillers in areas that are used a lot, such as around you laugh lines, this can also affect how long they can last for and even how many syringes you have had with each treatment.
How Much Do Treatments Cost?
If you opt for more syringes to be used or want a larger area injected with dermal fillers, this will increase the amount you pay. For example, both lips will cost more than just one lip and having dermal filler in your cheeks is a larger area, so will also cost a little bit more.
You can also compare the cost of facial fillers and our dermal filler plans, which start at £200 to £250, with a free consultation with one of our dermatology professionals.
What Should You Do Before and After Treatments?
One week before your treatment: avoid taking aspirin and ibuprofen, as these thin your blood
A few days before: don’t use any anti-ageing products, such as Tretinoin or Retinol or tweeze or wax the area that will be treated
24 hours before: avoid drinking any alcohol
How Can You Reduce the Risks of These Treatments?
Although dermal filler treatments are now fairly commonplace throughout the UK, the best way to reduce any risks or side effects is to make sure that you go with qualified professionals. So if you take the best dermal filler, along with a professional with years of experience, you have the best chances of success.
So many risks are vastly reduced once you are in the care of dermatology professionals, who know exactly how to administer care, give you the best advice and have an in-depth understanding of the procedure.
To learn more about dermal fillers and various treatments that we offer, contact us, to see how we can help.