Dermal Fillers

Non-Surgical Facelift facial fillers

dermal-fillers-picsSigns of aging are often more visible on the face than on other areas of the body

Hormonal changes can cause breakdowns in collagen levels, facial bone changes, and slacked facial ligaments. This makes the face look older and tired but there are a number of options to combat these common problems.

Now, with the aid of injectable dermal fillers, we can address these signs of aging with little to no downtime and recovery. 

Dermal fillers are designed to improve contours and restore volume to the face. Some of the concerns that can be treated with dermal fillers include:

  • Sagging jowls
  • Marionette lines (extending from the corners of the mouth to the chin)
  • Frown lines
  • Thinning lips
  • Hollow cheeks

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Types of Dermal fillers used at the Belvedere Clinic

Derma Fillers Facelift

Hyaluronic acid cosmetic fillers are injected beneath the skin; hyaluronic acid in the filler adheres to the skin as the water contained in the acid helps to retain volume under the skin’s surface. The acid acts as a magnet for water, which helps to preserve the renewed volume of the skin.  Hyaluronic acid benefits from being a wholly natural substance with long lasting but non-permanent effects.

Collagen-based structural dermal fillers can immediately improve and refresh your appearance by smoothing out and softening unwanted facial lines, wrinkles, and folds, and restoring structure and facial contour in volume-depleted areas. The visible, natural-looking results are achieved immediately, with minimal-to-no downtime, so you can get right back to your daily activities. These immediate results last for up to 12 months.


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Combats wrinkles that are created when nerve cells within the muscles beneath the skin release a chemical called acetylcholine. This triggers a muscle contraction that creates wrinkles. Cosmetic fillers are an injectible compound that disrupts the release of acetylcholine, which essentially paralyzes the muscle and stops the contraction.

Results are fully evident within one week after treatment and remain for a minimum of three months.

  

BENEFITS OF DERMAL FILLER INJECTIONS

If you are thinking about having this cosmetic surgery procedure, then below we offer you useful information on how they work, why you might choose to have facial fillers, and what happens afterwards.

Facial Fillers FAQ’s

Dermal fillers are most commonly referred to as facial fillers.

Facial-fillers-FAQ's

Q. How do facial fillers work?

A. From as early as our twenties we start to lose around two percent of collagen per year. This is responsible for keeping our skin firm and smooth. Facial fillers are most often used to get rid of wrinkles and to firm the skin around the jawline, eyes, and mouth by restoring this lost volume.

During the procedure, an anaesthetic cream may be applied, or a local anaesthetic injected to numb the chosen area. The facial filler is then injected into the skin, in small amounts. The procedure may last anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour.

Q. Does the procedure hurt?

A. When you use a qualified and reputable cosmetic surgeon, then the procedure should not hurt. The local anaesthetic should alleviate any discomfort, as should the expertise of the professional administering the injections. You will feel pressure, but it should not be painful.

Q. Are there any side effects?

A. After having facial fillers it is normal to have some redness, slight swelling and tenderness. But, this is generally short-lived and should fade after 24 hours. Sometimes there can be side effects, but these are usually very mild. They can include itching and slight bruising around the injection site.

Q. What is the Aftercare ?

A. You can pretty much carry on with your normal day after having facial fillers. It is advised that you should avoid alcohol, coffee and hot drinks directly following the procedure as the skin will be slightly sensitive.

Surprising facts about dermal fillers

It’s no surprise that people who are looking to reverse the physical effects of ageing have tried many different treatments, often without fully understanding the treatment process itself beforehand. While neurotoxins used to be the go-to treatment for anyone looking to look younger, there has been a significant rise in the number of people using dermal fillers as a solution.

Our experts at Belvedere Clinic know just how important it is to fully understand any procedure before deciding to get it done, so here are some surprising facts about dermal fillers that you probably didn’t know.

Dermal fillers have been used for over 100 years

Although it seems like a modern treatment, there are records of mixtures of vaseline and paraffin being injected to smooth wrinkles since the late 1800s. This practice was popular until the late 1920s when complications due to the compounds used became widely known.

Dermal fillers can be used anywhere on the body

While many people only consider dermal fillers for their face, they can actually be used anywhere on the body! Fillers can be injected at other points to help smooth the appearance of wrinkles and hide veins and arteries which stand out. They have even been used to help solve droopy earlobes.

It’s becoming increasingly popular among men

More men than ever before are getting dermal filler treatments. The latest figures (from 2015) suggest that there was a 6% increase in the UK of men having this procedure, and the trend looks set to continue. For men, a slightly different material is used in the filler, giving them a more chiseled appearance.

The procedure is often cheaper than you expect

Given the vast number of celebrities that have dermal filler treatment, you might think that it costs a lot. However, the procedure can be surprisingly affordable, especially if you choose a clinic that prides itself on offering good quality services. As such, it is well worth investigating prices of clinics if you are at all interested in dermal fillers. As such, almost 2 and a half million people underwent this procedure in 2015.

At Belvedere Clinic, we pride ourselves on offering high-quality treatment while still offering great value. We specifically tailor our treatments and procedures to your needs, so you can be confident of getting a bespoke anti-ageing solution specific to you. For more information, please contact us today

What you need to consider before having facial Fillers

Before going ahead with facial fillers it is important to consider why you need them and whether they will give you the results you are hoping for. As such, you also need to be aware that most facial fillers are not permanent. Therefore, you will need top up treatments every 8 to 12 months. To learn more about the dermal fillers available at Belvedere Clinic, then please do get in touch with us today.

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