Being a type of facial aesthetic treatment, dermal fillers are often confused with Botox – but it is important to note that they are not the same thing. That being said they do fulfill a similar role: Helping to smooth away wrinkles and restore a youthful look to your face. The big question that’s probably on your mind is: How exactly can they do that?
Restoring Facial Youth
Essentially dermal fillers consist of small injections that are used to plump the skin and by doing so help to remove wrinkles. As such, it can be used in numerous different parts of your face to help reverse the effects of aging, such as:
- Decreasing ‘laugh lines’ between the nose and the mouth.
- Making thin lips appear plumper.
- Filling out the area beneath the eyes.
- Making cheeks appear fuller and reducing any ‘gauntness’.
- Reducing the appearance of small acne scars by evening out the skin.
As you can imagine, all of that is going to have a fairly dramatic effect when it comes to turning back the clock and helping you to look younger. Also, if you’re familiar with the effects of Botox you should also be starting to see that they affect very different areas – which is why it isn’t uncommon for some people to choose to undergo both Botox and dermal filler treatments.
How it Works
Behind the scenes, the inner workings of dermal fillers really aren’t that complicated. Basically dermal fillers come in several variants, including both synthetic and naturally derived substances. When these substances are injected into the skin they will act as a replacement to any lost collagen, and plump up the area.
The natural variant of dermal fillers that is often used is hyaluronic acid and it occurs naturally in the human body and helps give skin its elasticity and volume. With this type of dermal filler the effects should be instantaneous and will last anything from six to nine months.
The other type of dermal fillers are synthetic fillers that are ‘permanent’ insofar as they won’t fade away. That being said after a year or two the skin will age naturally and the effects won’t be as visible. Generally synthetic fillers are the more risky option due to the fact that any side effects are going to be permanent too.
If you’re looking for dermal filler treatments in Northampton then you should definitely check out the Cliftonville Dental, 65 The Avenue, Cliftonville, Northampton, NN1 5BT. By having your dermal filler treatments carried out by a healthcare professional and in a clinical environment you can minimize any risks and be certain that the treatments work out exactly as you hope for.