Dermal fillers are undeniably popular with everybody from aestheticians to celebrities singing their praises. They burst onto the scene in the 1970s and soon became a popular anti ageing treatment, steadily gathering an ever-increasing group of enthusiasts. Hyaluronic acid arrived in the early 2000s and revolutionised the treatment, leading to incredible anti ageing results! Why have dermal fillers proved to be so popular? Read on to learn more.
Anti Ageing At Its Finest
Aesthetic scientists discovered the perfect treatment option when they started producing dermal fillers, especially with the introduction of hyaluronic acid. These injectables can practically rewind time, reversing dry, tired-looking skin, creases and wrinkles, hollow cheeks, sagging necks and crepey hands. We’ve always hunted for magic anti ageing treatments, but dermal fillers are the closest we’ve come, with smooth, bright and rejuvenated skin. The key is volume, replacing drawn areas with a youthful fullness, whilst certain fillers can be used to augment the jaw, contour the nose and shape the lips. With this wizardry, you don’t need to act your age. You don’t even need to look your age! A spring in your step and a smile on your face is the legacy of this tried and tested treatment, which has been revitalising appearances for over 40 years!
The Dermal Filler Secret
It’s not exactly a secret but hyaluronic acid is the key to the seemingly magical anti ageing results that can be achieved with dermal fillers.
Before hyaluronic acid, aestheticians were using animal collagen, mostly from cows! Luckily, experts found hyaluronic acid, a substance that occurs naturally in the human body and is essential for skin regeneration and hydration. Hyaluronic acid (HA) gradually depletes as we get older, leading to that dry and tired-looking complexion associated with ageing.
With dermal fillers, we can reintroduce HA to the body, adding moisture, reducing wrinkles and increasing volume. HA can hold an exceptional amount of water, which makes it ideal for filling out depressed areas under the skin, leading to a rosy, bouncy and thoroughly hydrated complexion! What’s more, the added softness causes any wrinkles or creases to lose their definition and become less visible.
As HA is a naturally-occurring substance, a dermal filler treatment creates a healthy, believable and above all, a natural look! It can be your secret. We won’t tell.
It’s all very well knowing the science and the statistics, but you also want to know what to expect from the experience.
Aestheticians administer fillers using injections, but the majority of fillers contain a local anaesthetic and many practitioners use numbing cream or ice to make the treatment as comfortable as possible. The session is usually short, between 20 and 30 minutes, with results surfacing almost immediately! We recommend taking a look in the mirror on your way home, as you look forward to a period of minimal downtime and 6-18 months of rejuvenation. Our Radiesse® fillers last roughly 15 months and stimulate the body’s collagen production to give impressive and long-lasting results.
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