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When it comes to the basics of dermal fillers, you probably know that these injections change facial contours, plump lips, and soften the appearance of wrinkles. You may also be aware that they can even the tone and texture of the skin, and improve its hydration. Today we’re going to try to answer any questions about dermal fillers that may be on your mind before deciding to carry out this procedure.

What exactly are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers are injections that work in harmony with the body to encourage its natural production of collagen and elastin. These proteins are responsible for keeping skin tissue firm and elastic. The body’s natural production of these proteins slows down with age, so dermal fillers can combat this by supporting these natural elements. Dermal fillers are mostly made up of hyaluronic acid, which is a naturally occurring sugar chain molecule that attracts and binds water in the skin. These cosmetic injections are typically used to treat areas such as the forehead and facial area, as well as for lips.

How safe are dermal fillers?

Unlike other more invasive surgical procedures, dermal fillers are considered a safer alternative when it comes to dealing with wrinkles in the skin as we age. Allergic reactions and infections are very rare, but it is important that these injections are undertaken by a professional with the relevant specialist training.

What are the side-effects of dermal fillers?

Although dermal fillers are safe, there are some side-effects to be aware of when you decide to have the injections. Some occur immediately after injection, such as redness, swelling, bruising, itching and generally feeling quite tender. These are completely normal and should disappear within a few days. If you notice anything aside from this, you should follow this up as early management would be necessary. In order to minimise any risks with dermal fillers, not only is it important to get your injections from a qualified specialist, but the correct products should be used.

How long do dermal fillers last?

It is possible for you to enjoy the results of dermal fillers anywhere between 6 and 18 months. The exact length of time will depend on the type of hyaluronic acid used, but it can also change depending on the individual. This is something that can be discussed in more depth when you have your consultation for the treatment.

Contact Us

If you have any further questions about the use of dermal fillers at AZ Aesthetics, simply fill out our contact form, or email us at info@azaesthetics.co.uk. Alternatively, you can speak to a member of the team directly by calling us at our Essex location on 07950607077. We will be happy to help you with any information you require.


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