Dermal fillers are a facial injection which uses filler to smooth out wrinkles or crease lines to create a more youthful look and enhance facial features. They are based on hyaluronic acid, a clear gel. This is found naturally in skin which gives it its elasticity. As we age, the hyaluronic acid in our skin breaks down which causes wrinkles form and the skin becomes more lax. Dermal filler injections are an excellent way to subtly control the effects of aging by creating a natural and youthful result and as your face changes over time. Fillers help to do this by decreasing wrinkle depth, enhancing skin hydration, firmness and elasticity.
You may be wondering what is the difference between dermal fillers and Botox. The big difference between the two is that Botox is an anti wrinkle treatment that helps minimise the wrinkles on your skin’s surface whereas dermal fillers help with volume loss. Both Botox and dermal fillers have their own specific uses, and they also work very well together.
What is included in the procedure?
Dermal fillers are injected into the specific area you want to be treated. The injections lift the skin helping to add lost volume, correct scarring and nose bumps and also soften the lines on the face. A popular dermal filler treatment is lip fillers which are often used to define, enhance or correct the patients lip. You will also find that another treatment might be dermal fillers for smile lines, which happens due to aging. The time dermal filler last really varies on the individual and also the product used, but on average we have found them to last around 12 months making this a very cost effective treatment. The main fillers used at Dr Hennessy’s Clinic are Teoxane, Restylane and Juvederm. There are other fillers on the market but from our research over the years these brands have proved to be the most effective.
Are dermal fillers safe?
At Dr Hennessy Clinics, we understand that the safety of any procedure may be a concern. You can book your treatment with confidence at Dr Hennessy as we only employ the most qualified and experienced practitioners to ensure the greatest potential outcomes. Dr Hennessy clinics are exceptionally safe, with top-of-the-line facilities and equipment. All of our non-surgical procedures are carried out by cosmetic facial rejuvenation expert Dr Stephen Hennessy BDS or Dr Sarah Hill GP. We also offer the opportunity to book a consultation to discuss and queries or concerns regarding your chosen treatment. The fillers used in our clinic have a very good safety record and we ourselves have seen no serious side effects to date.