Dermal fillers are a safe and effective, minimally invasive treatment available that work by reducing the appearance of wrinkles and deep lines as well as being suitable for enhancing contours of the face, such as the cheeks or lips.
Price and Recovery
An alternative to costly cosmetic surgery that also involves anaesthesia and quite some recovery time, dermal fillers are reasonably priced and can achieve excellent results without causing upheaval in a person’s daily routine.
Dermal fillers come in a variety of consistencies and strengths to achieve specific results. While surgery may be the only option for certain preferences, for example, tightening or removing loose or sagging skin, dermal fillers are a tried and tested effective alternative to certain surgeries such as facelifts.
Skin Ageing Process
As the skin ages, the middle layer (the dermis) begins to lose its suppleness due to a gradual decline in the body producing collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid, which are all vital in keeping skin youthful looking.
Dermal fillers can give a more natural appearance than surgical face lifts which can sometimes be very severe by pulling the skin tightly and very vertically.
Fillers are mainly used in the lower area of the face but can also be used on the brow line and forehead but it is not always possible in certain instances when the vertical frown lines between the eyes are deemed too deep.
Advantages of Dermal Fillers over Surgery:
- Cost – Significantly less expensive than surgery, dermal fillers are usually involve a small number of treatments that are moderately priced depending. Up keep of fillers is on an ad-hoc basis, with some fillers lasting well over 12 months. Any top-up fillers are a cheaper alternative to rectifying a medical procedure that didn’t deliver on results.
- Control – With dermal fillers you can decide to stop injections at any time unlike undergoing surgery which has permanent results.
- Healing – There is virtually no recovery time needed for dermal fillers, whereas surgery can require post-operative care.
- Pain – Dermal fillers are minimally invasive versus complicated surgical procedures that can be extremely painful.
To find out more see Dermal Fillers page or call Cosmetic Doctor on 01 685 3100 for a consultation.