Dermal Fillers 101

| October 31, 2019

Demystifying Dermal Fillers makes them approachable. Learn about them to understand how and why they can make such a profound positive impact in your anti-ageing and beauty regime.

The Injectable Revolution

Dermal Fillers have had a revolutionary effect inside the world of Aesthetic Medicine. What was once only achievable through surgery is now available without a single incision. Instead of hours in theatre, dermal filler procedures take place in under an hour in a comfortable clinic setting. Rather than scheduling weeks of intensive downtime, be up and on the go immediately after dermal filler injections.

Dermal Filler treatments incorporated wisely into your anti-ageing strategy rejuvenates, fights premature ageing and reverses visible ageing. Dermal Fillers used well will alter facial contours to highlight and improve one’s appearance.

Versatile! What Dermal Fillers Do

  • Plump-out fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enhance and balance facial features
  • Create symmetry
  • Refresh one’s complexion via hydration of the skin

Dermal Filler Basics

The majority of dermal fillers are developed with Hyaluronic Acid HA as the base ingredient. HA is a naturally occurring substance within the body; it attracts water molecules to itself and then binds with them. HA production inside the body slows with age. Supplementing it through the use of Dermal Fillers has two desirable outcomes.

  • Plumps and adds volume naturally. This attribute can be harnessed to contour and also to diminish lines and wrinkles.
  • Optimizes moisture content within skin to create healthy texture and tone. Hydrated skin is not only smooth and glowing, it is also better functioning internally. Water is essential for cellular processes and intracellular communication.

Achieving skin hydration with HA works preventively to preserve the dermis and can inhibit premature ageing.

Choices Abound

The scope, range and sheer variety of Dermal Filler options is ever-expanding. If you think that all fillers are created equal; think again. The different applications and results possible is due to the variance between them. Different Fillers possessing different qualities will address specific aesthetic concerns.

For example, the viscosity varies greatly between Dermal Filler choices. While most are spreadable, some will be thicker so that they can be contoured beneath skin more precisely. Others will be more gel-like offering high-lift properties. Particle size will also play a role in the nature of what a Dermal Filler can achieve.

What Type of Filler is Used Where?

The type of Dermal Filler employed will be determined by

  • Where on the face it will be used.
  • What is the desired affect to enact.

An expert Aesthetic Doctor will choose the correct filler and/or combination thereof to precisely address achieving your aesthetic goals. The skilled Doctor will not only assess which filler to place where but will also take into consideration the depth of filler placement. Depth of placement has a significant bearing on aesthetic results and the ability to execute correct positioning is a hallmark that distinguishes receiving superb results from standard ones.

FYI: Often a point of confusion, Botulinum Toxin is not a Dermal Filler. Botulinum Toxin is an anti-wrinkle treatment working to stop the pronouncement and development of wrinkles. By effectively stilling muscles it combats the wrinkles already visible and works proactively to keep future wrinkles from forming.

The Dermal Filler Process

Experience: Dermal Fillers are a non-surgical aesthetic treatment. Anaesthesia is not required. If requested, topical numbing crème is available to ensure comfort. Injections take between fifteen to forty-five minutes depending on the extensiveness of the procedure at hand.

Post-Treatment: Dermal Filler treatments do not require that you clear your calendar. Most normal activities can be resumed immediately after treatment. Some bruising around injection sites is fairly common following Dermal Fillers and any swelling is likely to subside within two to four days. While most individuals experience slight swelling, there is a small percentage who will experience more significant visible swelling for up to a week afterwards. Avoid sleeping on your side or stomach and keep your head elevated for the first few days after receiving Dermal Fillers.

How Long Do Fillers Last

The majority of HA based Dermal Fillers last from six to twelve months. Some however can last up to two years. All HA based Dermal Fillers are reversible using Hylenex which is capable of dissolving Dermal Fillers upon contact. This increases satisfaction rates as it is possible to modify or alter results after treatment. The non-permanent nature of Dermal Fillers makes them accessible for those who want to experience a change without the finality of permanence.

Start Strong at SAI

Dermal Fillers can be used for minor final touches to polish an aesthetic. However, they are also capable of more substantial alterations; with a skilled Doctor these can be done subtly and with finesse:

  • The Liquid Facelift
  • Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty
  • Non-Surgical Brow Lift

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Meet the Acclaimed Dr Clark

Do not dismiss the importance of selecting a qualified expertly trained Doctor well-versed in Dermal Filler applications. While Aesthetics Medicine is a science, it is also an art and the correct professional combines the two with skill to produce beautiful anti-ageing results.

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