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. 

 

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