Uses For Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers can be used to enhance many areas of the face, they are a suitable treatment for:
- Laughter lines (nasolabial furrows)
- Tear-trough lines (under-eye furrows)
- Lip or lip-border enhancement
- Cheek enhancement
- Chin or jaw line enhancement
- Raising mouth corners
The skin, with volume added, will look more youthful and refreshed, this creating an overall appearance of well-being.
The dermal fillers can be used to target just one specific area, or a group of areas to create what can be called a non-surgical facelift, this also in combination with other treatments such as Botox and facial peels.
How Dermal Fillers Work
Dermal fillers work through injection, they stimulate lost collagen as the body naturally stops producing collagen as we age.
The gel injected contains hyaluronic acid, this works to reverse the impact of depleted collagen and elastin – both of which are reduced in volume as we age.
Skilled surgeons with excellent knowledge of facial anatomy can introduce the fillers to multiple layers of the skin or deep tissue, this leading to an amazing rejuvenating effect.
The fillers typically use substances that occur naturally in the body and so are easily absorbed and feel natural.
Because they work by stimulating collagen generation they are not permanent but results can last for up to 18 months – this will vary by type of filler, area of the face and quantity of filler.
To maintain results, the patient would have further treatments.
Results Vary By Practitioner
It is worth noting that there is a lack of overall regulation relating to dermal fillers, almost anyone can offer to inject them.
However, they are injections into the face and so a deep understanding of facial anatomy is required to achieve the results the patient desires.
Elena Prousskaia is one of the UK’s leading cosmetic surgeons and she also offers fillers and botox as treatments – this means that she has a deep understanding of the face, has held Fellowships in numerous leading global hospitals and is qualified to the highest levels.
This level of knowledge leads to results that are visible and make a profound difference but do not have the obvious look of work being done. They create a more youthful, enhanced appearance.
Any experienced practitioner would also offer a detailed consultation, this a chance for the person considering dermal fillers to discuss their aims for this procedure and the expert to outline the process and results achievable.
Dermal Fillers – FAQs
Do dermal fillers have side effects?
Unlike a full cosmetic procedure, there is no downtime post procedure, no need to have time off work or cancel activities.
There may be some pain and swelling, but this is likely to be minimal and will typically pass inside 48 hours. The injections themselves cause only mild pain at worst as a mild anaesthetic is used to numb the local area.
How long do they last?
The broad range is between six and 18 months – this because it varies by amount of filler used, the type of filler, the area of the face and the nature of the change they have generated, for instance smoothing fine lines or helping to re-shape the jawline.
An experienced practitioner will be able to give a far more specific estimate as to how long results will last in each area.
Are Results Immediate?
You can see the impact of the fillers straightaway, but it may be that swelling has to subside for full results to be seen.
Are Results Predictable?
Yes and no. This depends on the person administering the filler. An experienced practitioner with solid medical training can certainly predict the results the fillers will create, but this may not be the case for someone who is inexperienced and using fillers to generate a little extra income.
The nature of the fillers will also play a role. It is worth noting that modern fillers can be flushed out with an enzyme, this immediately negating their impact.
Practitioners For Dermal Fillers in Bath
With almost anyone able to offer dermal fillers, Bath is not short of options for anyone considering this treatment.
We would recommend you choose an experienced practitioner with a proven track record for creating superb results that delighted the person having this treatment.
Elena Prousskaia performs procedures at the superb BMI Bath Hospital.
About Elena Prousskaia
Elena is a cosmetic surgeon with some 20 years’ experience. Early in her career, she was an NHS Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Bristol’s Southmead Hospital.
Elena trained for eight years in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has held Fellowships around the world, including prestigious positions at London’s Guys and St Thomas’ as well as Barcelona, Italy, Tokyo, India and more.
Independent reviews show the level of satisfaction patients have had with Elena’s manner and the end results. Across multiple reviews sites, independent, verified review average the full five stars. Please take the time to read reviews via the links below – testimonials speak of the anti ageing impact of a dermal filler injection and the effectiveness of this non-surgical intervention.
She provides consultations relating to non surgical treatments at her cosmetic clinic in Bath.
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