What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers have become increasingly popular but have also improved over the years. Historical records show they were made from experimental materials such as paraffin and silicone but were discontinued due to safety concerns. A breakthrough then happened in 1976 when bovine sources of collagen were discovered. These injections gave amazing results but the short duration of action, plus the fact it was of animal origin resulted in limitations of its use. More recently more products have been developed to help solve this problem, which now contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the skin, joints and other areas of the body which means that when injected it is very well tolerated.

Are dermal fillers safe?

90% of the Dermal fillers now used by reputable practitioners now have an excellent safety record when using hyaluronic acid. This means that allergic reactions are extremely rare and we only insist on using products that have been tested for their safety.

Why have dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are a fantastic way to rejuvenate the face with out the cost of expensive surgery. They increase volume, hydration and remove unwanted wrinkles. Unlike most plastic surgery procedures they involve very little down time for the client and can literally be done in a lunch break from work. The lip area on the face can be where we show signs of ageing just as much as round the eyes. Smokers lines around the lips, or the sad lines (marionette) that cause the face to sag downwards are another indicator of ageing. A thin lip area can also exacerbate the ageing process as we associate plump and hydrated lips with that of a younger person.

Dermal fillers are quick to administer and can be done in around 10 minutes. Although there may be some swelling and/or a little bruising following the treatment there is no need for a hospital stay. You can go back to work and your daily routine straight away.

Where to have dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers can be used to reshape the lips, nose, cheeks, jaw line and fill lines across the face. Also the marionette lines and vermilion boarder around the mouth. Or nasolabial folds that extend from the nose to the mouth,

Are dermal fillers permanent?

Unlike permanent lip augmentation , dermal fillers do disperse naturally in the human body over time and this usually takes around 9-12 months. This means that you can vary the treatment every time you come in, having less or more product depending on the shape that your trying to achieve. Most HA fillers are also reversible with the use of a substance called hyalaise, therefore if you decide that you do not like the treatment we can reverse the treatment for you. This would however be an extremely rare occurrence as a full consultation is required to ascertain and identify your desired look and outcome of treatment.

Where to get dermal fillers near me?

We are a home based clinic in Web-health Redditch. We are also happy to provide mobile treatments in some circumstances.

Do dermal fillers hurt?

When having a dermal filler treatment its important to remember that everyone can have a different pain threshold. Sensitivity levels to pain can also depend on other factors such as dehydration or hormonal factors. Equally it also depends on what area of the face that you are having dermal fillers, for examples the lips are the most sensitive area due to all of the nerve endings. All this being said a local anesthetic will be used on the skin in the form of cream, plus the added benefit of extra lidocaine within the dermal filler injection itself. All in all using the local anesthetics make the dermal filler treatments virtually pain free.

What dermal fillers are the best?

Generally people tend to stick with brand names such as Restylane or Juvederm , however there are newer products on the market that are equally as good or even better. The more we produce new filler products the more we progress in technology. When choosing a dermal filler product the first thing to look for is the CE approved trademark on the box. This means that it has been assessed by the manufacturer and deemed to meet EU safety, health and environmental protection requirements. Please see the example below.

Other aspect of a safe dermal filler is the products purity. The purer the product the less lightly the chance of any reaction and even swelling. One of the key results to account for is the BDDE (1.4 Butanediol Diglycidyl Ether) residue levels. This chemical cross linking agent produces hyaluronic acid into it a gel form and its residue should not exceed 2ppm, a standard which not all dermal fillers manage to meet. In the OUYE fillers however the BDDE residue was undetectable, making it one of the safest fillers on the market..

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