In the eternal search for a youthful appearance, dermal fillers have been used for decades to plump up and smooth skin, but before we get to everything you need to know about dermal fillers, let’s look at a brief history of them.
In 1893, yep, that far back, transplanting fat was used to change the appearance of facial defects.
Silicone then took over during the 40’s and 50’s. However, because silicone caused patients to develop small nodules from the foreign substance, silicone was finally banned until 1992, until a safer substitute could be found.
Collagen injections and implants developed from various animal collagens were introduced by the 70’s.
Then by the beginning of this century, the next generation hyaluronic acid fillers were approved by the FDA, finally pushing bovine collagen right off the map, giving way to synthetic fillers, which are what are used today.
If you’re planning to plump up and smooth out your skin with a derma filler, here are a few things you need to know:
About dermal fillers:
Dermal fillers are small injections of gel that are developed to fill in wrinkles and plump up the soft tissue in your skin. The gel that’s used usually consists of hyaluronic acid.
Where can dermal fillers be used:
- Lips – lips will be plumped up using lip fillers that are injected into the lip tissue.
How derma fillers work:
Derma fillers are meant to plump and restore volume to your face, with the result that even deep set lines are smoothed out.
The loss of collagen and elastin contributes to the creation of fine lines that become wrinkles over time, and, if you consider that if the loss of collagen starts at 25 already, you can understand why dermal fillers have become the go-to choice for the restoration of lost volume.
Dermal fillers are also a lot safer and a lot less painful than going under the knife!
How long will dermal fillers last?
In general, dermal fillers can last between 6 to 18 months, but this’ll depend on which hyaluronic acid is used in the filler and how your body will react.
What about reactions and side effects:
Knowing about the side effects and reactions you may experience before booking your first session will put you at ease once they start happening.
In terms of side effects, they’ll be temporary and could include tenderness, redness or swelling, which is what one could expect after a facial injection. These are all completely normal side effects, but your beauty therapist will fill you in on everything before the injections start.
You’ll also have reactions immediately after the injection, which is once again to be expected. These reactions could include tenderness at the injection location, bruising, swelling and redness, but the good news is that this will all be a thing of the past after a few days.
Will dermal fillers hurt?
Well it’s going to be a little uncomfortable, but it’ll be worth it, won’t it? After all, it’s a needle going into the face, but, anaesthetic cream makes it a lot less painful during the procedure.
Where to book for dermal fillers in Pretoria?
Now that’s the important question! The answer is that the forward-thinking team at Glo Laser & Beauty in Pretoria have added dermal fillers to their impressive A-Z list of beauty treatments.
If you need a little more encouragement about taking this step towards creating a youthful, wrinkle-free skin, contact Glo Laser & Beauty today to book a free skin consultation and take it from there!