Dermal fillers – or ‘fillers’ as most people call them – are soft gels that are injected into or under the skin. They help to replace lost volume or ‘plump up’ the area where they are injected, levelling it with other parts of the skin. They can fill out, smooth away, and correct troublesome lines, wrinkles, and grooves on the face or add volume to the cheeks or lips. In fact, fillers can now be used to accomplish a complete, non-surgical face lift.

Certain types of filler can also be used to revitalise skin by drawing moisture into the skin making it intensively hydrated and so giving a youthful, fresh appearance. Dermal fillers are excellent for treatment of volume loss and deep lines, helping to reduce the common signs of ageing.

What areas can dermal fillers help?

• Nasolabial folds – fill the lines between the nose and the mouth
• Lips: enhance the lip contour or plump the volume of the lips
• Marionette lines – fill the folds/grooves between the corners of the mouth and chin
• Deep lines in the forehead
• Enhancing/replacing lost volume on the cheekbones
• Improving the ‘Tear troughs’, the hollow appearance below the eyes

Dr Hanson uses Hyaluronic acid based fillers which are made of a naturally occurring chemical found in the skin. Using dermal fillers, Dr Hanson is able to replace the lost volume which in turn helps to smooth out and plump up the face to restore the youthful look.

What does having dermal fillers involve?

After a full consultation to discuss what’s desired and what’s achievable with Dr Hanson the treatment will start by applying local anaesthetic cream to numb the areas to be treated. This is to minimise the discomfort of the injection.

After 15-30 minutes the area should be numb, the filler will then be injected into the area using a tiny needle to administer the hyaluronic acid under/into the skin.

For those who haven’t experienced the dermal fillers before, the procedure can seem daunting. Bearing this in mind Dr Hanson is completely clear about the procedure to help put you at ease, and he always provides a full consultation before treatment to ensure that the results you desire are achieved.

What follows the treatment?

One of the great things about dermal fillers is its minimal down time. However, it is likely you experience some minimal swelling and bruising in the area in the first few days following the treatment. Dr Hanson advises that his clients use arnica gel or cream to treat the area, this should be applied gently. The treated area shouldn’t be rubbed or massaged,

What about side effects?

Apart from the minor bruising and swelling mentioned above the risk of side effects from filler treatments are very low.

How long will fillers last?

Dermal fillers can last up to 12 months which is one of the many aspects that make them such a popular treatment. The filler is gradually reabsorbed by the body and this is why treatments do need to be topped up. Dr Hanson recommends that treatment result to be reviewed after 6 months and the treatment repeated after a year to maintain the desired youthful look.

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