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A Guide for Successful Dermal Fillers
A guide to dermal fillers

Posted:

Feb 15, 2022

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Este Medical

Dermal fillers are a great way to rejuvenate the way you look. They can be done in your lunch hour, there’s no downtime, and the results are instant.

Dermal filler injections are a growing trend among those of us who’d rather the years didn’t take their toll. And when carried out by a skilled professional they deliver impressive results. Here’s the lowdown...

Types of Dermal Fillers

There are a number of different types of dermal fillers and what sort of filler you’ll have depends on the area you want treated. The most popular fillers include -

  • Hyaluronic Acid fillers
  • Calcium Hydroxylapatite
  • Poly-l-lactic Acid also known as collagen stimulators

At Este, we’ve treated many happy clients with dermal fillers and it’s always pleasing to see skin being transformed in front of our eyes.

The most popular filler we use is the Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler and that’s because the results that this injectable delivers are impressive.

The Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler can be used as follows -

  1. For fine lines and wrinkles
  1. To create structure and definition to the face
  1. To smooth facial folds
  1. As a tear trough dermal filler to give volume to the undereye area
  1. To plump up areas of the face that have lost volume – cheeks for instance
  1. To add more definition and volume to the lips

With the Hyaluronic Acid dermal filler the effect is immediate, and when performed correctly by a skilled aesthetician the look is one that’s natural and subtle, simply serving to rejuvenate your skin and create a little more definition and smoothing.

What to Consider before you choose your Dermal Filler Treatment

If you’ve decided on dermal filler treatment, then you’ll need to make sure your skin is well-prepped for these injectables.

If you want to avoid a ‘dermal fillers gone wrong’ situation, make sure you do these four things before your treatment -

  • Try taking an Arnica supplement – it's known to help with bruising.
  • Don’t take any medication or herbal supplements that list blood-thinning as a side effect. These include things like St John’s Wort, garlic, and turmeric.
  • If you want to avoid turning up in a Google scroll of ‘pictures of bruising after dermal fillers’, make sure you ditch the drink for 24 hours before your treatment and after.
  • Get ready with the ice – it can really help to stem any possible bruising as it restricts blood flow so try and apply an ice pack before, during and after your treatment to help keep any dermal fillers bruising issues at bay.

How long do Dermal Fillers last?

In general, results from dermal fillers last somewhere between six to 18 months. You can get the most out of your dermal fillers by ensuring you follow best practice with dermal filler aftercare. To keep your results lasting longer make sure you implement the following into your dermal filler aftercare regime:

  • Drink plenty of water – staying hydrated is paramount to ensuring your skin looks good.
  • Avoid high intensity exercise for two days post treatment – this is to help ensure bruising is kept at bay.
  • Stay out of the sun – or if you can’t, make sure you use a decent sun cream with high UVA and UVB coverage. SPF 50+ is best.
  • Take a zinc supplement – this vitamin is well-known for its skin boosting benefits
  • Eat a healthy diet packed full with fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Avoid stress – it's known to contribute to premature ageing, thinning hair, acne, and dry skin amongst other skin issues.

Are Dermal Fillers Safe?

Dermal filler injections are safe when you have them administered by qualified, skilled, and trained professionals with all the right credentials.

At Este, our aesthetic practitioners are highly skilled and have bags of industry experience. Hyaluronic Acid is a natural substance that is produced by your body, so when it’s injected back in, your body is able to absorb it over time. In the UK we use temporary dermal fillers because they are much safer than permanent fillers used elsewhere in the world.

With temporary fillers, results can be tailored and adjusted to you so that you get the look you want. Over time the results of these dermal fillers fade and so you can have a top-up, or if you’ve decided they’re not for you, you can simply cease your treatment.

If you’re considering a dermal filler treatment, get in touch with the team at Este to find out more about what we offer and how we can help give you and your skin a new lease of life.

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