• Katarzyna Glowacka

Facial Enhancement: Are Dermal Fillers Worth the Hype?

Updated: Jul 22, 2021

Ageing is a natural and inevitable process. But with the recent finds in cosmetic technology, ageing can be slowed down and somewhat reversible, making you look youthful.

As our body ages, changes often manifest themselves as wrinkles, a loss in skin elasticity, eye bags, and various fine lines around our eyes, face, and cheeks. These changes are because of the loss of the subcutaneous fat in our skin that supports and keeps it firm. Everyone deserves to feel beautiful in their skin and, dermal fillers can help minimize signs of ageing.

Dermal fillers come in various classifications, but they are all administered the same way (via an injection). Before opting for any cosmetic procedures, it is best to understand how it works alongside its potential risks. To find out how fillers work and what “age” you should start looking into this procedure, read on ahead as we answer all your pressing questions.

What Are Dermal Fillers?

We at Aesthetiva - Facial Aesthetic Clinic Finchley believe in Transparency. We make an effort to keep our clients in the loop on all procedures we perform. So let's get one thing straight! Dermal Fillers are NOT B0T0X. On the contrary, Dermal fillers refer to a range of medical products formulated to rejuvenate your face by filling the areas that lack volume or have experienced a loss with age. Botulinum Toxin "relaxes" muscles to reduce wrinkles. Dermal fillers are "injectable implants" to eliminate wrinkles and smooth skin.

What makes dermal fillers an easy fix for your cosmetic concerns is that it does not require any surgery or incision. All fillers regardless, of their packaging, are prepared in syringes and injected into the skin with small needles.

Dermal fillers have a gel-like consistency and help to enhance your facial contours apart from restoring volume loss and erasing wrinkles. We at Aesthetiva - Aesthetics Clinic Finchley offer cost-effective rates and positive results.

Dermal fillers are classified into various categories according to the material they are made of, either synthetic or naturally occurring. The most common type of dermal fillers consists of Hyaluronic Acid (HA). HA is a naturally occurring substance found in our skin and helps keep it hydrated and plump. HA fillers usually last up to six months or more before being absorbed entirely by our bodies. They pose far less risk of an allergic reaction as they can be dissolved easily in “special solutions” in case of an adverse event or if the results are not according to the client's liking. Most HA fillers are mixed with a numbing agent called lidocaine. It makes the treatment process painless.

Apart from HA dermal fillers are also made up of Poly-L-Lactic Acid, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Calcium Hydroxylapatite, and autologous fat (transplantation of your fat from another part of your body).

Poly-L-Lactic Acid is synthetic and helps boost collagen production. It is different from other fillers as results appear gradually. Volumization takes a few months to stimulate natural collagen production.

Polymethyl Methacrylate is a “semi-permanent” filler. It may be durable in comparison to other biodegradable dermal fillers, it does pose the risk of the formation of lumps under the skin.

Calcium Hydroxylapatite is naturally found in human bones and is mineral-like. It is a staple in dentistry and reconstructive surgery and is very safe to use.

These materials come with their own set of benefits and drawbacks alongside texture, longevity, and density. Therefore, choosing the right type of dermal filler for a specific area of your face is crucial. Guidance from an experienced, licensed and, a certified cosmetic surgeon is essential as he will have a deep understanding of facial anatomy, specific concerns, and the procedure.

How do Dermal Fillers Work?

Dermal Fillers Finchley offers a wide range of facial enhancements. From lips to jaw sculpting and even NS rhinoplasty. We'll be discussing these in detail but, first what exactly does a filler do?

As mentioned, apart from filling wrinkles and lines, it is also used to make the face plumper, especially areas under your eyes, temples, and cheeks. Another surprising use of dermal fillers is to improve your bone structure. So if you've always coveted Karlie Kloss's cheekbones, now you can get the "look" without going under the knife.

When Should You Start Treatment And What to Expect?

The ideal age people start coming in for cosmetic procedures at the Aesthetiva - Dermal Fillers North London is from the early 30s to 60s. But some patients start in their 20s or very mature-skinned individuals in their 80s.

A single treatment session lasts between 30-60 minutes, with some cases showing visible results immediately. But bear in mind, your age plays a pivotal role in how these dermal fillers perform. Patients in their 50s or older might not see the same results as their skin has undergone too much volume loss and is pretty lax now.

Facial Enhancement Treatments offered at Aesthetiva

Before we get into the procedures, a word of advice. Before opting for a treatment, safety should be your top priority. That said, Aesthetiva - Facial Enhancement Treatments Finchley has certified and experienced practitioner that will never put your health on the line. There are often risks involved such as infection, bruising, lumps or bumps in the skin, vascular occlusion, discolouration, and lopsided or pillowing-looking faces (in case of too much filler). Therefore, only seek licensed and trained physicians for your facial enhancements and not to toot our own horn, but Facial Aesthetic Clinic Finchley comes through!

Allergic reactions are a possible side effect too, so please openly ask the doctor about the risks of the procedure you opt for and how to handle if one does occur.

Facial Enhancements Treatments at Aesthetiva:

Lip Fillers: Lips are often tricky to perfect. Creating a fuller lip without compromising on making it look natural is an area Facial Aesthetic Clinic Finchley specialists in.

Cheek Fillers: high cheekbones are the very definition of beauty. It’s a well-accepted face aesthetic that most people covet. Facial Aesthetic Clinic Finchley has your back. We have a wide range of injections that sculpt and restore volume to your cheeks.

Chin Fillers: face structure plays an essential role in the symmetry and wholeness of your face. At Facial Aesthetic Clinic Finchley, through dermal filler injections, your facial structure can be redefined, without the recovery time that a surgery demands.

Laugh Lines Fillers: laugh lines are an age-old nuisance but a normal and natural part of the aging process. Our dermal fillers not only treat them effectively but also soothe the skin.

Tear Through Fillers: under eye shadows and bags make or break your facial health.

Our dermal fillers are an excellent way to combat them while ensuring that they don't reform again.

Other Facial Enhancement treatments we offer that are not limited to just your face are Jawline Fillers, Non-Surgical Rhinoplasty (no knives involved), and marionette lines. For further details, please visit our website: Facial Aesthetic Clinic Finchley

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