Our skin can often tell the story, and it’s one of the first things others notice about us. During the first 20 or so years of our lives, we hardly tend to give it a second thought, and it can feel like it’s permanently going to remain youthful, smooth and full of elasticity. Unfortunately, ageing catches up with everyone, but it doesn’t have to be a bitter pill to swallow.
Non-surgical facial aesthetics treatment like dermal fillers can help to keep your skin ageing gracefully, and enhance and add volume to areas that are prone to changing as you grow older. Dermal fillers are minimally-invasive, no recovery time and natural-looking results – so what’s not to like?!
Why we love dermal fillers at Cliftonville Dental
Together with anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers are the most popular of the non-surgical skin treatments out there. In an age where individuals are looking for quick, effective and safe treatments and procedures, dermal fillers hit the target. It’s also a natural substance that’s being re-injected back into the body when you opt for dermal fillers – this substance is hyaluronic acid.
If ‘hyaluronic acid’ is a new phrase for you, here’s a definition. This is the substance responsible for keeping our skin youthful-looking and plump when we’re young, holding 1000 times its weight in water. The ageing process (around about our late 20s – early 30s) triggers a halt in the production of hyaluronic acid, which causes skin to lose the components that keep it youthful – elasticity, volume and plumpness.
Having dermal fillers is the process of re-administering this lost hyaluronic acid to specific areas of the skin. The substance is injected using a tiny needle by a trained and experienced medical professional here at our Northampton dental practice.
Dermal fillers: things to know
If you’re looking for easily digestible knowledge about dermal fillers, here goes:
Fast treatment: dermal fillers take as little as 30 minutes to administer.
Versatile: dermal fillers can be used to benefit your skin in a number of ways. From smoothening out nose to mouth lines and frown lines, to plumping parts of the face like the lips and the cheeks, dermal fillers lend themselves to ?
Long-lasting results: you can expect the effects of treatment to last anywhere between 6-9 months. Refraining from smoking and staying out of the sun will help the results become more long lasting.
There’s no recovery time: forget taking time out from work to recover. Unlike surgery, dermal fillers don’t involve an arduous recovery period. Get back to the things you love doing right away.
Which areas can dermal fillers treat?
Tear troughs: one of the first places to undergo changes with age is the under eye area, as it’s a very delicate part of skin. As the collagen protein in our skin begins to decrease, the tear trough area can become darkened and hollow through loss of volume. Dermal fillers deal with the sunken areas by adding volume to the dark hollow circles, giving a refreshed and more ‘awake-looking’ appearance to the whole face.
Midface and cheeks: the cheek area can hollow out and appear flat as we age, taking definition away from the cheekbone area and accentuating the nasolabial folds (smile lines either side of the nose). Our skincare professionals in Northampton can carefully target these areas to give more curvature and enhancement to these areas.
Chin area: even the chin area is susceptible to age-related chance, especially as a result of sun exposure, which can make the area look creased. Giving the lower area of the face a more smoothed look can rebalance the whole face and deal with very discreet signs of ageing, such as chin lines.
Lips: whether you were born with a thin lip, or you’ve found age has diminished volume in the lip area, dermal fillers can address this in a way that looks organic. Giving even the smallest of plumps to the lips can help emit more expression when you smile and thick and voluptuous lips have long been associated with beauty for hundreds of years.
Brow lines: repetitive raising of the brow area can result in static wrinkles and loss of volume across the brow area. Dermal fillers can smoothen out lines present in this area.
How do dermal fillers differ from anti-wrinkle injections?
If you’re new to the world of non-surgical facial aesthetics, you might be wondering what the difference is between fillers and anti-wrinkle injections. The purpose of fillings is to add volume and plump areas where smoothness and volume has been lost, and even the smallest and subtle of changes can make a huge difference to the whole face. Muscle relaxing injections on the other hand, are used to stop the onset of wrinkles for a period of around 4 months and can eliminate the appearance of fines wrinkle and lines.
Skincare in Northampon: experienced professionals at Cliftonville Dental
Our team are qualified skincare professionals who have a medical grounding in their training. Having trained in proper injection techniques,
In the past, dermal fillers have been unjustly associated with permanent fillers, which are known for causing complications due to the use of silicone. Non-permanent hyaluronic-acid based fillings will not alter your body or your skin’s anatomy permanently, and work to enhance your features and your skin rather than to modify. When performed by a trained professional, dermal fillers are a completely safe option for making improvements to your skin’s complexion and texture, as well as for adding volume to parts of the face like the lips, cheeks and nose.
Qualified skincare professional near me
Looking to rejuvenate your skin in 2022? For quality skincare treatment in Northampton, contact Cliftonville Dental. New and existing patients are both welcome.