All You Need To Know About Dermal Fillers

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A Sponsored Guest Post via Cosmos Clinic

Have you ever thought about fixing your fine lines or the creases in your face? Cosmetic surgery is so popular now but there are certain things you should know before you go ahead! Dr Joseph Ajaka from Cosmos Clinic is sharing some information on dermal fillers today, how the process works and what to expect.

As cosmetic surgery professionals like Dr Joseph Ajaka from Cosmos Clinic knows, loss of volume in the face is one of the most obvious signs of ageing. Thanks to cutting-edge technology, cosmetic physicians can now offer patients a solution that does not involve surgery.

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The answer is dermal filler formulations and specialised injecting techniques that create volume and a more youthful appearance for the patient. These techniques offer long-lasting results by plumping out existing lines.

How are dermal fillers different?

Artificial collagen was first used to increase facial volume in patients’ faces in 1976. In contrast to the artificial components of this collagen, the dermal fillers used today are most often made up of re-absorbable hyaluronic acid that is not derived from animals. This acid is found naturally in the body and amounts of it decrease as a person ages. A significant advantage of this acid is that it draws water away and creates plumpness.

Where can dermal fillers be used?

In order to correct fine lines, creases and folds in the skin, dermal fillers can be (and are commonly) injected into the face. Similarly, they can be injected into the face to correct scars and improve the effects of lost volume.

Dermal fillers can significantly enhance lips, assist with the reconstruction of noses and chins, help to sculpt the jawline and allow for rhinoplasty without surgery.

One of the most commonly held misconceptions about dermal fillers is that they have muscle-relaxing properties. This confusion is unfounded as dermal fillers have no muscle-relaxing properties at all.

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Before you have dermal fillers, what should you know?

Naturally, you will want to find a highly qualified and experienced professional to provide you with dermal fillers via injection. In order to confirm the person’s suitability, find answers to these questions before you make a booking:

  • Who will be performing the injections? What qualifications do they have and how experienced are they? How many people have been treated by the person doing the injections?
  • What results can I expect? What will I look like? Request before and after photographs and be explicit about what you expect. Confirm that your doctor has a complete understanding of what you want and expect.
  • What are in the injector’s areas of specialty? There are some treatments (including: non-surgical rhinoplasty and jawline sculpting) that should only ever be done by a specialist.
What else should you know about dermal fillers?
The treatment will not be painful

Before the treatment is administered, you will have an anaesthetic cream or anaesthetic injection that will eliminate any feeling in the area being treated. This means the treatment will not hurt.

Side-effects do not last long

Most side-effects that occur from having dermal filler treatment, such as minor swelling and redness, are not a problem after 24 hours have passed.

The dermal filler technique is not appropriate for everyone

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding cannot have dermal filler treatment. Also, doctors do not carry out the treatment on people who have a skin disease that affects the area(s) being treated.

The costs of dermal filler treatment vary

The expense of dermal fillers is very much dependent on the amount of filler that you want or need. Most people pay between $350 and $700 plus. The best approach is to start with less filler and top this up with more later, if you feel that you need it.

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Results last quite a while

Depending on the filler used, the technique employed by the treating professional and the area being treated, results tend to last between four and twelve months. You should expect longer-lasting results the more treatments that you have.

The use of dermal fillers is on the increase and delivers good results for many patients. Before signing up to this or any other treatment, you should be well-informed about what to expect, how the treatment is administered and any side effects that may be experienced. It is also important to know that the person performing the injections is appropriately qualified and very experienced.

So there you have it – what do you think? Now you have some insider knowledge would you go ahead? 

If you need more information check out the Cosmos Clinic website.

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