Are you considering therapeutic options to remedy that ageing face or are you apprehensive about receiving dermal fillers to tighten your loose facial skin due to scaremongering myths you’ve read or listened to? Do not fret because the application of dermal fillers to rejuvenate the face is a globally accepted treatment procedure that has been scientifically assessed and proven to be 100% safe.
The principal component used to facilitate this procedure, hyaluronic acid, is a molecule that occurs naturally in the body and is used to absorb water in the skin. Functioning as a natural absorbent, it helps maintain the facial skin’s turgor by creating volume within the pores that line the exterior.
If you’re sold on the procedure and wish to receive dermal fillers then there are a few things you should do before securing an appointment and a treatment date.
Search for qualified practitioners
It is pertinent to the success of the procedure for you to hire the expertise of a qualified medical practitioner when receiving dermal fillers. Even though the process of applying the fillers is both non-invasive and painless, it’s still smart and responsible to consult a doctor that specializes in cosmetic therapy and rejuvenation procedures.
There are many doctors in the UK, like Dr Paul Silvester in Bath, that are capable of performing dermal fillers insertion without any trouble, and their charges are quite impressive too. So, there is truly no reason for anyone to utilize the services of an uncertified professional when undergoing a cosmetic procedure like Botox infusion and dermal fillers application.
Have your medical records available
Though the safety and benefits of dermal fillers can’t be discredited, it is important that the consulting doctor in charge of the procedure is aware of your medical status. Information about your medical history, prior surgical procedures and even allergies must be laid down before your cosmetic doctor during your first consultation. This ensures that the professional is equipped with the necessary information that is needed to carry out a smooth treatment process.
Avoid taking medication before the procedure
Medications are basically a no-no when receiving dermal fillers, particularly ones that contain aspirin and other analgesic substances. These drugs are well known for their blood thinning properties, which can lead to bruising when you’re receiving dermal fillers. Now, while the bruising is likely to be minimal, it may hinder you from returning to your routine activities and work engagements for a brief period.
Drugs like ibuprofen and Tylenol should also be temporarily discontinued before visiting the specialist for the procedure.
Be cheerful — it’s a simple alteration procedure…not a heart transplant
While it’s natural to be a bit anxious before undergoing this procedure, it is important to know when you’ve crossed the line from mild anxiety to unhealthy paranoia. Extreme anxiousness is usually common with people who’ve consistently been fed outright lies about dermal fillers. The only way to save these individuals from their condition is to counter their irrational suspicions with subtle facts. It is, thus, important that the concluding words of this article adhere to your subconscious; dermal fillers are perfectly safe for you.
A dermal fillers treatment at Dr Paul Silvester’s Facial Aesthetics Clinic at Bath, UK would provide you with an easy way of reducing facial lines and restore the fullness of your face. Injectable dermal fillers is the most minimally invasive cosmetic surgery procedure which can work wonders for ageing facial skin. In this post, we are going to talk about the dermal fillers treatment and its many advantages.
What are dermal fillers?
Naturally derived dermal fillers which come in the form of hyaluronic acid are injected on to the facial skin so as to pump up the area and add volume to your skin. Dermal fillers are very effective against wrinkles, crow’s feet, fine lines or marionette lines. Plumping of the facial skin diminishes the depressions, folds and wrinkles to give you a fresh and youthful appearance. Dermal fillers should not be confused with Botox even though both the processes involve injections.
The Hyaluronic acid which is the prime content of the dermal fillers occurs naturally in our body and it immensely helps in hydration and addition of volume to the skin. It helps to fill up the gaps between the elastin fibres and collagen in the skin to give your face a younger appearance without affecting your facial expressions. The naturally occurring hyaluronic acid is one of the most effective skin rejuvenation products of our time.
Areas which can be treated with dermal fillers include:
During the procedure, dermal fillers will be injected into the skin with a fine needle. The hyaluronic acid containing get would add natural volume to your face, even out the fine lines, give you voluminous lips or enhance your facial structure. An anaesthetic cream would be applied on the treatment area to prevent any kind of pain or discomfort during the procedure. The entire procedure will be concluded within 20-30 minutes after which you will be able to resume your regular activities. The best part about this treatment is that you get to see visible results within just one hour and more than often these results are known to improve with time.
Dermal fillers don't come with any permanent side effect which is the reason why so many women from all around the globe are opting for this minimally invasive cosmetic procedure. Some of the immediate side effects which can bother you after the injection could include redness, swelling, itching or bruising. These side effects are temporary and gets better within a week’s time.
Depending upon the type of fillers being used, dermal fillers generally last somewhere between 6 months to 2 years. If you are looking forward to permanent results then you should go for top-up treatments every 6 months –1 year. A derma filler treatment would diminish the appearance of scars and creases and give your face a more supple, radiant and youthful look in a way which ordinary skincare just cannot.
When you feel 25 on the inside, you want to look 25 on the outside too! Unfortunately, your skin often has other ideas and life can take its toll in the form of 'crows' feet', wrinkles and laughter lines. Fortunately, facial aesthetics are there to turn back the clock for your skin.
Here are just a few of the ways you can allow cosmetic surgery to turn back the clock.
Botox injections work by paralysing the nerves within the subcutaneous muscles (those that are sited beneath the surface of the skin), so that the muscles cannot move. This effectively prevents the formation of crows’ feet, frown lines, lipstick lines, and wrinkles. This cosmetic treatment is delivered into the target areas of the patient’s face via injection using extremely fine needles.
Although it’s pretty painless, you may experience a slight stinging sensation that quickly subsides. You may also have a small amount of bleeding and bruising immediately after the treatment. The effect of Botox treatment usually lasts for up to six months. You will then need to have the injections repeated in order to maintain the wrinkle-free effect.
Botox injectables can be bought online, but for safety reasons you should always have the treatment carried out by a qualified, professional clinician.
Dermal fillers are a very popular treatment for wrinkles. The deep lines on your face are injected with hyaluronic acid which plumps up the skin and softens the lines leaving a more youthful-looking skin. Although recovery time is very quick, dermal filler treatment does need repeating every six months or so.
A word of caution: always use an experienced and reputable clinic for dermal filler treatment. There have been some horror stories where fillers have gone wrong.
There are many options available these days for people who wish to turn back the years and look younger. If you decide to opt for anything other than an over-the-counter serum or cream, always consult a qualified reputable cosmetic surgeon before taking a more radical route.
With cosmetic treatments becoming more and more common, for a lot of people it is becoming increasingly confusing to understand what treatment is what and which one may be the best for them. This is especially so for Dermal Fillers and Botox where the line between them is quite blurred. To help clear up some of this confusion, we take a look at both Dermal Fillers and Botox and explore what that they are, what they do and who they are suitable for.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
We’re all born with lots of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) but over time this decreases in our skin and ensures that our skin become less elastic, thinner and generally look older. Dermal Fillers are simply a way of reintroducing some Hyaluronic Acid into your skin.
How Do Dermal Fillers Work?
Dermal Fillers are simply injected straight into your skin with a tiny needle. This direct introduction of Hyaluronic Acid helps to lift and smooth your skin and leave it looking healthier, fresher and more youthful.
What Does The Treatment Involve?
Dermal Fillers treatment doesn’t last long at all and should take no longer than 30 minutes. It’s virtually pain-free and the effects are relatively long lasting and can last up to 18 months after your treatment. Like Botox, there’s no particular downtime once you have had your treatment and the treatment has been done for many years and is tried and tested.
Who Are Dermal Fillers For?
Dermal Fillers are suitable for a wide range of people who are concerned about acting on their lines and wrinkles on their face and generally rejuvenating their skin. It is also suitable for those people who want to add structure to their face and give their skin a brighter and fresher appearance.
Who Should Not Have Dermal Fillers?
Generally, Dermal Fillers are suitable for most people however some people advise that those who are pregnant or who are breastfeeding should not undertake the treatment. If you are in any doubt, you should always voice your concerns with your doctor.
What Are The Outcomes Of Being Treated With Dermal Fillers?
The overall effect of using Dermal Fillers is that the face is rejuvenated. It softens the lines that may be caused by facial expressions such as smiling and frowning and it helps to smooth out wrinkles. It’s not a miracle treatment but it will help you generally look great for your age. It’s long lasting and its effects gradually wear off which means there is no sudden or dramatic change, enabling patients to simply top-up their treatment.
What Is Botox?
Botox is the brand name for a substance called botulinum toxin type A.
How Does Botox Work?
Botulinum toxin is a natural protein that is used to help to relax the muscles in the face that cause wrinkles and lines. As a cosmetic procedure, it has been around for many years and is considered tried, tested and safe as well as very effective.
What Does Botox Treatment Involve?
Like Dermal Fillers, Botox is delivered by a simple injection. Like Dermal Fillers, you won’t have any ‘downtime’ after the treatment and there are no side-effects either short-term or long-term. Once you have had your treatment, you can immediately return to your normal daily life.
Who Is Botox Treatment For?
Botox is great for any who is looking to have their face rejuvenated, improving the look of their skin as well as helping to improve the look of crow's feet, wrinkles and lines.
Who Should Not Have Botox Treatment?
If you have medical issues such as tissue complaints or damage to facial muscles, Botox may not be suitable. It is also generally suggested that Botox while pregnant or breastfeeding is not a good idea either. If in any doubt, talk to your doctor.
What Are The Outcomes Of Botox?
Botox treatment aims to give your face an overall rejuvenation effect. It can help to soften the lines caused by your facial expressions and generally help you look younger and more refreshed. Results last for approximately three to six months.
What’s Best? Botox Or Dermal Fillers?
There really is no straightforward answer as to what is best. Why not book your consultation today with Dr Paul Silvester where he can discuss your personal circumstance and come up with the treatment that is right for you. Call now on 07456 415251.
If you’ve been scouring the internet trying to decide on the best treatment for the signs of ageing, chances are you’ve stumbled across dermal fillers. You’re probably aware of the basics; that these simple injections can be used to correct or enhance facial contours, plump up lips, soften the appearance of wrinkles and improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin: but what you might not know are the facts surrounding the procedure.
So what are dermal fillers?
When a practitioner advertises dermal fillers, they’re talking about a substance that can be injected into the face to improve its appearance. At around the age of 25, the body stops producing collagen and elastin, the two proteins that work together to keep tissue firm and skin elastic, and the existing collagen in the body begins to break down.
Without these two proteins, the body begins to display the typical signs of ageing (things like sunken cheeks, hollow eyes, deep lines and wrinkles) as the body no longer has a means of keeping tissue strong and skin supple.
Dermal fillers, the majority of which are made up of hyaluronic acid (a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule that attracts and binds water in the skin), can be used to work in harmony with the body’s remaining collagen and elastin, supporting these all-important proteins to give skin a more full and youthful appearance.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers can last anywhere between 6 to 18 months, depending on the type of hyaluronic acid used, as well as, how well it’s suited to the purpose and to the individual. There are over 160 different brands of hyaluronic acid available (you might recognise names such as Juvaderm®, Restylane® and Belotero®) and Dr Paul Silvester will be able to advise you on what’s right for you.
Are dermal fillers safe?
One of the reasons fillers are so popular is because of their safety.
Allergic reactions are nearly unheard of and infections are also extremely rare, as long as your injections are carried out by a healthcare professional with specialist training.
Side-effects of dermal fillers…
Dermal fillers do come with some side effects which tend to occur immediately after injection, but these are usually temporary and disappear within a few days. Normal side effects include redness, swelling, bruising, itching and tenderness, but on extremely rare occasions more serious side effects requiring early management can occur.
To minimise risk with dermal fillers, it is very important the practitioner has had specialist training, and is using safe products correctly. Should unwanted effects occur, that practitioner should be able to manage them safely.
If you’re interested in dermal fillers and would like more information, be sure to contact Dr Paul Silvester for more information.
The tear trough is the area immediately beneath the eye, running from the nose and around under the eye. Due to ageing, and as the hyaluronic acid content of the skin diminishes, this pocket can appear sunken and hollow.
A tear trough treatment using dermal fillers can replenish lost volume, adding plumpness and restoring natural contours. Dermal fillers, including Restylane and Teosyal are carefully injected above the bone of the eye socket. This is then gently massaged into the socket beneath the eye and around the fatty tissue, which can plump up the hollows and blending into the cheekbones.
Dermal filler tear trough treatments are highly specialised and should only be performed by a medically qualified practitioner with relevant experience. There are minimum side effects, including possible bruising or swelling. The cost is significantly less than the surgical alternative and there is the added benefit of none of the associated surgical risks.
For more information, please get in direct contact with Dr Paul Silvester on 07456 415251.
Many people worry about loss of volume in the lower third of the face. They normally ask if I can place dermal fillers here directly. However it is normally loss of volume in the cheeks, which has a secondary effect on the lower face. The cheeks support the lower face, so adding volume here will redefine the cheeks and consequently lift up the lower face.
As we age our skin loses collagen and fat resulting in a changed facial contour. The cheeks can become hollow, and skin can sag and wrinkle, resulting in an overly-aged, drawn appearance. Changes in facial contour as a result of ageing are not the only reasons you may seek cheek enhancement. You may be unhappy with your mid face shape, or would like to correct flat, unattractive cheeks and to improve the overall balance of your facial shape.
Whatever your reasons, cheek enhancement with dermal fillers can achieve significant improvement without the risks and costs associated with surgery. Cheek augmentation with dermal fillers is a quick, walk-in, walk-out treatment that restores height, definition and fullness to the cheek area. Dermal fillers are injected at varying depths to plump the cheek area and restore natural volume and fullness instantly. Cheekbones become more defined, the overlying skin looks tighter and nose to mouth folds are softened.
For more information about cheek enhancement, please contact Dr Paul Silvester on 07456 415251 or by email: email@example.com
In case you’re wondering about how dermal fillers, such as Emervel® and Restylane® came into existence, here is a brief history of the use and advancement of dermal fillers.
It all started with fat transplants! And yes, we still do this today. Back in 1893 a Dr. Neuber was the very first doctor to attempt transplanting fat in order to fill out facial defects. Neuber would take fat from the arms to use. However, by the mid 20th century, yep you guessed it, silicone started to be investigated. Silicone was used from the 40s through the 50s, but patients would developed granulomas, small nodules of the foreign substance. This was definitely undesirable, and potentially dangerous therefore silicone was banned until 1992, until a safer form was developed.
By the 1970s, various animal collagens had been researched enough to use on humans. Collagen injections and implants were introduced. The trade names for cow derived collagen were Zyderm and Zyplast, to name a couple. The FDA first approved Zyderm, which was developed at Stanford University. But then at the beginning of this century,newer non-bovine collagen fillers were being developed, too. Meanwhile, Hyaluronic Acid fillers were being experimented with around the world. These were studied and compared to second generation non-bovine collagen in order to find which was more effective and safer. Later still, in 2006, a new family of next-generation hyaluronic acid fillers was approved by the FDA. The first one approved was Restylane®. Ultimately the synthetic fillers won out. Consequently, cosmetic surgeons now have an array of dermal fillers to choose from.
Dermal Fillers each have their place, use, and various patients have better results with different fillers. It is important to consult with your cosmetic surgeon to see which is the right one for the cosmetic procedure you want, and which is best for you personally.
Following on from my last blog, I thought I’d share with you some simple yet effective results that I have achieved by enhancing people’s lip shape and volume with Emervel Dermal Filler.
Lips are personal to all of us, an individual tool we use every day and is often the centre of attention without even knowing. Our lips convey warmth and receptivity so you want a quality product to enhance and create your desired look.
Beauty ideals have changed over time. Obvious volume and augmentation of the lips has been the trend in the past, is on the way out. We now look for symmetry and balance rather than sizeable impact.
The lips and mouth area are often exposed to external factors that result in ageing; both from diverse weather conditions and smoking, but also because you use them every day when you laugh and talk. Our lips do not retain water in the same way other skin tissue does, therefore they are more susceptible to dehydration, thinning and imbalance. Lip treatments are an effective way to achieve fuller, healthier looking lips to give you a more youthful appearance.
For more information on Dermal Fillers to enhance your lips, please call Dr Paul Silvester on 07456 415251.
On the 20th January 2016, Dr Paul Silvester attended a masterclass at IAAFA in the use of dermal fillers in facial aesthetics led by the eminent Professor Bob Khanna.
It was a thoroughly educational day and gave a fascinating insight into the latest developments in facial treatments with both dermal fillers and Botox.
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