What You Should Know About Dermal Fillers

Injectable wrinkle fillers are enormously popular in Ireland, as they can give you a youthful look for a fraction of the cost of a traditional facelift.

Surgery is expensive and filled with risks, whereas modern dermal fillers, such as those used by Dr. Lisa Fay at Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin, are tried and tested for safety and efficacy.

What dermal fillers do

There are several dermal fillers on the market, and most will fill your lines and wrinkles nicely in just a few minutes, with results lasting between 6 months and a year, depending on the patient and type of filler used.

Unlike an anti-wrinkle injectable such as botox, which paralyses the muscle underlying a wrinkle so the wrinkle is no longer generated when you frown or smile, dermal fillers do what they say on the tin- they fill a crease with one of several different substances so that the crease seems to have disappeared.

Wrinkle fillers can also be used as “volumisers,” plumping and lifting cheeks, filling out thin lips, and even for the back of hands to take away the aged look. In the hands of a skilled Cosmetic Doctor, aesthetic use of dermal fillers can give you a very good result indeed.

Treatment is quick, results immediate and the procedure is simple when you have a skilled practitioner who understands how the various dermal fillers work, to engineer a beautifully natural-looking result.

Choosing the right filler

Not every dermal filler is right for every wrinkle, and the best results (and fewest risks) come from using the right one in the right place, and the method of injection is very important.

That’s why you should only have filler administered by a medical doctor with extensive clinical experience in cosmetic injections, and it’s why Dr. Fay will conduct a thorough consultation with every patient prior to treatment to ensure the optimum results.

Potential Risks – Rare

There’s always a degree of risk with cosmetic procedures-albeit extremely low -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. The colour change can last for several months, but there are treatments available. In very rare cases, skin cells may die if the wrinkle fillers are not used properly. Typically, the wrinkle fillers with longer-lasting effects are the ones more likely to cause side effects.

Hyaluronic Acid Wrinkle Fillers

The most popular category of wrinkle fillers is hyaluronic acid. Each type of hyaluronic acid wrinkle filler works in a slightly different way, with varying results.

Side effects are rare, but they can include redness, swelling, and bruising at the injection site. The filler may also be seen beneath the skin as tiny bumps. This is a problem that often improves over time.

How long the results last varies from several months to over a year. Some research shows that repeated injections may help stimulate the body’s own natural production of collagen. That will help reduce the number of lines and wrinkles. There is also some evidence that less filler is needed over time to achieve the same look.

To book your appointment, call Cosmetic Doctor in Dublin on 01 685 3100.