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Dermal fillers

Dr Singh who runs his botox clinic in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, in his latest blog shares his thoughts on botox and dermal fillers.

What are Dermal or Facial Fillers?
Dermal or facial fillers help to restore volume and recover the fullness into the face. Unlike botox which works on dynamic lines.
As we get older, our face naturally loses volume, fat and muscles. This leads to smile lines and the wrinkles around the eyes to become more apparent. Other factors can also effect the condition of our skin, for example, sun exposure, lifestyle choices (smoking, drinking) and our genes.

Dermal or facial fillers can be very helpful in the early signs of aging.

Dermal or facial fillers can be used for the following:
Plump thin lips
Enhance shallow contours
Soften facial creases and wrinkles and
Improve the appearance of recessed scars

There are many types of dermal and facial filler available on the market. The fillers differ in the chemical make-up, how long the filler lasts and each filler has a varying degree of softness. For example, softer filler will be used for lips and stronger filler maybe used to enhance the cheekbones.

Complication from having fillers is very uncommon. Dependent of the filler used and were it has been injected, few patients have said they were left with:
Small lumps where the filler was injected
Skin is a little red with mild swelling
A small amount of bleeding from where the filler was injected
The above conditions are very common and can be alleviated by placing an ice pack on the area.

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dermal fillers for cheeks

We have had many patients worry about loss of volume in the lower third of the face. They normally ask if we can place dermal filers here directly. However it is normally loss of volume in the cheeks, which has a secondary effect on the lower face. The cheeks support the lower face, so adding volume here will redefine the cheeks and consequently lift up the lower face.

As we age our skin loses collagen and fat resulting in a changed facial contour. The cheeks can become hollow, and skin can sag and wrinkle, resulting in an overly-aged, drawn appearance. Changes in facial contour as a result of ageing are not the only reasons you may seek cheek enhancement. You may be unhappy with your mid face shape, or would like to correct flat, unattractive cheeks and to improve the overall balance of your facial shape.

Whatever your reasons, cheek enhancement with dermal fillers can achieve significant improvement without the risks and costs associated with surgery. Cheek augmentation with dermal fillers is a quick, walk-in, walk-out treatment that restores height, definition and fullness to the cheek area. Dermal fillers are injected at varying depths to plump the cheek area and restore natural volume and fullness instantly. Cheekbones become more defined, the overlying skin looks tighter and nose to mouth folds are softened.

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Dermal Fillers – post op instructions

Immediately after the treatment, there may be slight redness, swelling, tenderness and an itching sensation in the treated area. This is a normal result of the injection. The inconvenience is temporary and generally disappears in a day or two. If the inconvenience continues or if other reactions occur, please contact the clinic.

Apply an ice pack to the treated area, this will reduce the initial swelling.

If you are having lip treatment the initial swelling may last longer. It can last for about a week and the lips may look somewhat uneven during this time, therefore, the result directly after the treatment should not be seen as the final result.

Avoid touching the treated area within 6 hours following treatment. After that, light make-up can be applied and the area can be gently washed with soap and water.

Until the initial swelling and redness have resolved, do not expose the treated area to intense heat (e.g. solarium and sunbathing) or extreme cold.

If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the injections could contribute to another eruption of cold sores. Should this happen please contact your practitioner immediately so that treatment can be provided if necessary.

If you are using aspirin or any similar medication, be aware that these may increase the risk of bruising or bleeding at the injection site.

Since the dermal filler is absorbed, the correction effect reduces over time. Many people choose to be treated again within 6 months of the original treatment.

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