Pump up the volume
Over recent years there has been a steady and consistent rise in the number of people looking into dermal fillers Kent as a means of restoring lost volume to their complexions and boosting both the amount of collagen they produce and their self-esteem.
If you’ve ever wondered what the secret to having plump and youthful-looking skin is, the answer is simple – collagen. Collagen is what gives your skin its fullness and elasticity and is the reason that your lips, cheeks and complexion is fuller and plumper when you are younger. Sadly, the amount of natural collagen you produce lessens from roughly the age of 25 onwards, and eventually stops being made altogether – which can cause you to notice a loss in facial volume in areas such as your cheeks or chin.
Additionally, there are certain factors that can increase the speed at which you stop producing collagen naturally, such as smoking or the menopause. While it can be distressing to notice your face appear less firm or full than it used to be, getting treatment like dermal fillers is far simpler than you may think and can not only restore the fullness to your face on an aesthetic basis, but can also spur your body into producing collagen once more.
What do dermal fillers do?
Dermal fillers aim to replicate the visual effects of collagen by giving your face a fuller and plumper look around areas such as the cheeks, lips or chin. Many people often mistake dermal fillers for an anti-ageing cosmetic treatment such as Botox injections, but these are two very different treatments.
Botox injections freeze the nerve endings in your muscles so that you don’t frown or tense – reducing the appearance of wrinkles – whereas dermal fillers are hyaluronic acid-based injections that fill out wrinkles around your face and make your complexion fuller. Similarly to Botox, dermal fillers are not a permanent treatment as they usually last around 6 to 18 months, depending on the amount of treatment you get.
What is getting dermal fillers like?
Many people are understandably anxious about getting cosmetic treatments such as dermal fillers as they believe them to be an extensive and invasive plastic-surgery type process. In reality, getting dermal fillers is almost totally painless and can be completed by a qualified professional in half an hour or less.
One of the first things which is likely to happen at a dermal filler appointment is the practitioner will assess your needs and work out exactly how much treatment you require and whereabouts in your face the dermal fillers will be most effective.
Once the placement of the fillers has been determined the practitioner may use an anaesthetic cream to numb that particular area of your face, before injecting the hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers and massaging the surrounding area. You should be able to see a visible improvement in the fullness of your complexion almost immediately after getting dermal fillers.
After the injections have been completed the practitioner will advise you about any aftercare or what to expect and you are free to go. Generally speaking, you may experience some mild swelling around the area where you were injected – but this should settle after a few days.