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Dermal Fillers Glasgow

Dermal Fillers - your guide to how they work

Fundamentally, dermal fillers are used in a non-surgical way to 'plump'deep lines in the skin. In other words, clients of clinics such as Allure Aesthetics in Glasgow, feel that their skin is lacking volume, causing these deep lines and opt for dermal fillers to treat them.

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Like Botox®, this 'filler' is injected into certain areas of the face to make it appear healthy and full, as opposed to being sunken.

Why are dermal fillers successful?

The treatment takes advantage of the basic roles and functions of the skin and can also help you to understand the procedure.

Human skin is composed of two layers - the outer layer being the epidermis and the 'under' layer is known as the dermis. The outer layer of skin protects the human body from the harsh outer environment and other factors, controlling the water loss from tissues and cells; effectively the epidermis is a protective barrier.

The dermis, or inner layer of skin, contains the structural elements of the skin, namely the nerves, hair follicles and blood vessels. Protein is the 'ingredient' that keeps the framework o f cells and blood vessels strong.

A major component of the dermis is a substance called collagen. This gives skin the elasticity and strength is needs but, as we grow older, the upper layer of skin - the epidermis - begins to thin, providing less protection to the under layer of skin. Collagen production also slows down during the aging process and the existing collagen becomes less effective.

Less collagen - what happens?

With less collagen being produced, and the collagen that is in the skin being less effective, the skin as a result, wrinkles and folds along with other abnormalities associated with the aging process.

It is as this point that dermal fillers can be at their most effective. Injected into the affected areas, they can act as replenishment for the natural collagen and depending on the quality of the dermal filler used, it can have outstanding effects.

How long do dermal fillers last?

Dermal fillers easily reduce the appearance of wrinkles, as well as smoothing the skin, giving a welcome youthful appearance. These results from a single treatment can be visible immediately with the overall effect lasting from 6 to 18 months, depending on what filler is used and for what indication. The other benefit to dermal fillers is that they can be used in different ways as you age, giving you a natural looking result.

The result from dermal fillers can be truly amazing; contact Allure Aesthetics for details of their competitive packages.

Posted by Donna at 13:20

Dermal Filler Treatment Glasgow

What are dermal fillers?

The majority of dermal fillers used today are not permanent and consist of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occuring substance in our body but as we age the amount depletes along with less collagen and elastin production and therefore skin starts to sag and folds can occur.  Dermal fillers help to re-structure the skin and restore volume without affecting facial expression.  Results can last between 6-18 months depending on the choice of dermal filler and the indication.

What can dermal fillers be used for?

  •  to help smooth away lines and folds by adding volume to the skin.
  •  as a volumiser to recontour the face by adding volume to cheeks or chin area.
  •  to enhance, define and add volume to the lips.
  •   for skin hydration to revitalise the skin on the decolletage or backs of hands. 

Does one filler fit all indications?

No dermal fillers are all different densities.  A filler for hydration purposes is much thinner than a volumising filler for cheeks for instance and the results will not last as long. Dermal filler treatment to hydrate the skin will require further treatment every 6 months to maintain the results whereas cheek fillers can last up to 18 months depending on how your body will naturally degrade the product.

What happens in a dermal filler treatment?

After a thorough medical consultation, your practitioner will assess your face and recommend the type and amount of filler required.  A consent form and before and after photographs are taken.  The skin is cleansed prior to treatment and a local anaesthetic cream is applied for approximately 30 mins to numb the area.  Using small injections the hyaluronic acid dermal filler is injected into the desired areas and the area is gently massaged.  Results can be seen immediately but I personally feel the best results are seen after approximately 2-3 weeks.  Many dermal fillers contain lidocaine, a local anaesthetic, to ensure the whole procedure is as comfortable and painless as possible.

What about side-effects?

Side effects are not common and many patients return to work after getting treatment.  Some patients may experience a slight redness or swelling which tends to subside soon after treatment.  Due to the product being injected you may experience a slight bruise, but nothing a little concealer can't hide.


At Allure Aesthetics Glasgow we provide complimentary consultations to discuss your requirements and to ascertain your suitability for treatment.  We can assess and recommend what dermal filler treatment would provide the most aesthetically pleasing and natural look to enhance your natural beauty.  Our nurse is highly trained and experienced in carrying out dermal filler treatments and regularly attends training updates to maintain best practice. 


Posted by Donna at 17:38


What is Radiesse?

Radiesse is a unique dermal filler made from synthetic calcium hydroxylapatite (CaHA) microspheres suspended in a water based gel carrier.  Once injected, the gel matrix augments the volume of the dermis instantly.  Additionally Radiesse continues to work over time by stimulating the production of the body's own collagen, which prolongs the volume replacement over an extended period of time, usually lasting 12 months or longer in many patients.

Is is safe?

Radiesse dermal filler meets one of the most rigorous standards for aesthetic facial injectables and received FDA approval in 2006.  It is well tolerated and no allergy test is necessary.

Posted by Donna at 16:03


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