Dermal Fillers: Your Essential Guide
Dermal fillers have certainly gained the reputation of plumping lips and cheeks of those seeking to enhance their natural beauty. However, they sometimes have the reputation of treating the young and glamorous as popularised by those in the media and of those who are reality television stars. Dermal fillers are so versatile as in their build capabilities, meaning that if you are only seeking slight changes in your appearance then we can still deliver this for you. Here at Zero Dental, we don’t just focus on dental treatments and are pleased to announce our dermal filler guide in the heart of Farringdon.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are made of a gel-like substance that is injected into the skin’s soft tissue to produce added volume, contour and structure to the target area. They contain hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Because the gel like substance closely resembles hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring skin protein, the skin will accept the filler followed by some minor side effects. They are extremely safe for use within the soft tissue of the cheeks, lower dace and lips.
Are dermal fillers permanent?
You will be pleased to know that dermal fillers used here at Zero Dental are not permanent. Those that are permanent aren’t commonly used here in the UK due to the risks associated with their placement and removal. Dermal fillers are treated like any other natural bodily sugar and are broken down over time, being dissolved over a period of around 6 months. You won’t notice this process occurring until you see your results returning to normal, as the process occurs with no complain or physical sensation from your body.
Can I add to my results?
Your desired results may require more than one treatment to achieve to gradually build up to your treatment goals, but this is entirely normal. Because dermal fillers are temporary, non-surgical and completely safe to use, we can add to and top up your results whenever appropriate and necessary. This means that you could return for a second treatment a few weeks after your first to gradually build your treatment area into how you envisioned it.
Can lip fillers be undone or removed?
You may not have heard horror stories of lip fillers going wrong, whether they were the permanent kind of temporary, but fear not – lip fillers can be ‘undone’. Rather, lip fillers can be dissolved. If in the unlikely event of you not liking your results as much as you thought you would or complications arise, a second injectable treatment can be performed. This second treatment speeds up this skin’s dissolving of the filler, drastically reducing the treatment area almost back to normal over just one day. It may take a day or two to completely revert to normal depending on how quickly your body processes it, but it is a completely safe way of undoing your dermal fillers.
Are there side effects?
There are indeed some side effects to the dermal filler treatments. These include mild swelling, a little redness, and the possibility of mild bruising at the injection points. These should subside within 2-3 days of treatments and can be controlled using a cold compress. The risk of bruising can be minimised by avoiding for two days pre and post treatment.
Who can perform dermal filler treatments?
As it currently stands, anyone can perform dermal filler treatments thought it is absolutely not recommended you seek you just anyone. You should always trust your treatments to a medical professional, such as a nurse or doctor, with the correct aesthetic qualifications. They understand the inner workings of your skin and facial anatomy far better than a non-medical practitioner and will be able to provide the best advice of aftercare. Plus, if any complications do unfortunately rise, they are better equipped to help you manage them. When seeking dermal fillers in Farringdon, trust Zero Dental to provide dermal fillers the right way. Get in touch today to begin your dermal filler journey.