What are Dermal Fillers?

Cosmetic procedures such as Botox, Dermal Fillers and Thread Lift have become increasingly popular amongst people looking to retain their youthful features and delay some of the outward signs of ageing. These procedures should always be carried out by a qualified professional. A Thread Lift Cardiff professional can use this procedure to enhance other work such as dermal fillers and to give you the youthful complexion that you are looking for.

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But what are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are an injection of a variety of substances that help to reduce and fill in creases and wrinkles in the skin and then to be used around the lip and cheek areas. The effects of the injections and the length of time that they last will depend on the type of liquid that is injected. Here are some of the most common materials used along with their length of effects.

  • Hyaluronic Acid – can last between four and six months
  • Collagen – can last between three and four months
  • Calcium hydroxyapatite – this can last for around 18 months
  • Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) – these are injections that are given over a period of a few months and in total the effects can last for around two years

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The type of injection used will depend very much on the requirements of the procedure and the preferences and skills and knowledge of the therapist completing the procedure as well as the budget you have available.

Dermal fillers tend to be used alongside other treatments such as a thread lift. This is due to the fact that the fillers will only have an effect on the areas in which they are injected such as the cheeks and lip and will not prevent the effects of ageing on other areas of the face such as the neckline and forehead.

During the procedure you may have an anaesthetic cream of injection first place at the site where the dermal fillers will then be injected. These filler injections occur in small amounts and the area may then be massaged by the professional. The treatment can last around 30 minutes in length. You feel a little discomfort, but you should not feel strong pain.

Following on from your treatment you will be given some after care tips including avoiding hot drinks, alcohol, caffeine and direct sun light as well as information to look out for an more serious complications and swelling of the injection sites.

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