Injectable fillers, more commonly called ‘Dermal Fillers’, are a terrific way of achieving a more youthful look for a fraction of what a traditional face lift costs, and without any of the risks or downtime of surgery.
Dermal fillers come in a variety of forms, take less than 30 minutes to administer and have results that can last from 4-6 months to over a year, depending on the filler and the patient.
How Dermal Fillers Work
Unlike an anti-wrinkle injectable such as botox, which relaxes the muscle under the skin to prevent wrinkles from forming in the first place, a dermal filler is used to literally ‘fill in’ a crease or line that has already formed and deepened into a permanent or ‘static’ wrinkle.
Using whichever filler is most appropriate for the nature and location of the wrinkle, as well as the patient’s skin, one of several substances is chosen to fill the wrinkle until it seems to have almost disappeared.
Dermal fillers can also be used as “volumisers,” plumping and lifting cheeks, filling out thin lips, and plumping sagging hands.
Are there any side effects?
Dermal filler treatment is relatively quick, but like any treatment there are potential side effects, including the risk of allergic reaction and the formation of tiny bumps under the skin.
A bluish skin discoloration known as the Tyndall effect is also possible. Typically, the wrinkle fillers with longer-lasting effects are the ones more likely to cause side effects.
Dr. Lisa Fay at Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin dermal filler expert when it comes to administration of dermal fillers; she takes the time to evaluate each patient comprehensively and will discuss any and all potential side effects with you.
These effects are rare but every patient has a right to understand the details and mechanism of their treatments in order to make an informed decision.
How do I know which Dermal Filler is right for me?
Not every wrinkle is right for every type of wrinkle filler. The least risks and best results come from using the right wrinkle filler correctly.
This is why it’s so important to attend an experienced doctor with years of clinical expertise in the selection and administration of dermal fillers.
Dr. Fay will help you select the right filler for your needs; explain the details and mechanism of the filler; give you realistic expectations on how long it should last and the best way to achieve a natural, youthful look.
To make an appointment for dermal fillers in Dublin call Cosmetic Doctor on 01 685 3100 or see the website for more information on all the dermal fillers and treatments available at the Clinic.