Dermal Fillers: A guide
Getting old is an inevitability of life but when it comes to turning back the clock, there are enough anti-ageing treatments out there to leave you feeling dizzy. Well, after you’ve taken a second to re-balance yourself, take a look at our article and get the lowdown on one of our favourite ways to fight skin ageing – dermal fillers.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injections that can be used to remove signs of ageing and return a more youthful and plumper look to the face and neck. Unlike other cosmetic treatments, they soften out the static lines and wrinkles caused by movement in your face muscles by providing volume to affected areas. Dermal fillers are the preferred choice for many as they are made from hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring substance that your body produces to maintain your skin’s hydration.
How do dermal fillers work?
When you apply hyaluronic acid to areas of ageing skin, it encourages moisture. This moisture volumises the skin and helps it to resist against the sagging that causes wrinkles, smoothing over the surface of the skin and returning a youthful glow.
Maintaining moisture levels in your skin is vital because we stop producing collagen and elastin, as we get older. These are the two vital proteins that work together to keep your skin firm and elastic. As we get older and the levels of these proteins begin to decrease, the skin falls victim to gravity and lines begin to form.
Where can I use dermal fillers?
Another great thing about hyaluronic acid is that it can help to reduce the appearance of static lines – the lines that you can see in the mirror without moving your face (i.e. smiling or frowning). This is because it doesn’t paralyse the muscles in your face but provides moisture to the area helping to smooth their appearance. Most places in the face (and a limited area around the chin and neck) can be treated with dermal fillers.
Why choose dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a fantastic way of saying ‘no’ to skin ageing and regaining the face of your youth. They are a popular choice for lots of people as they use a substance that your body naturally produces. This gives you the reassurance of knowing that you’re not damaging your face. In fact, you could already be using hyaluronic acid – you’ll find it disguised as ‘HA’ on the labels of some of your skincare products. It will also naturally break down over time, which means the treatment is non-permanent and can be ‘topped-up’ as and when you want. Other benefits of this kind of treatment include:
- It’s a gentler treatment that requires very little recovery time
- It’s cost-effective compared to other cosmetic treatment
- It works for all skin types (unlike other treatment options)
- It doesn’t reduce movement in the face, allowing you to remain your natural expression
Nobody likes getting old, especially when it starts to show on your face. Dermal fillers are a great way to take back control, turn back the clock and bring a more youthful look back into your life!
Where to get your dermal fillers?
Here at Pure Smiles Dental Practice in Fulham, we have been successfully providing facial aesthetic treatments including dermal fillers for many years. Contact us to find out more or book a consultation.
“I have been going to Pure Smiles for anti-ageing treatments for many years and have also just had my teeth straightened with Invisalign.”