15 DEC 2020
Non-surgical cosmetic procedures have become increasingly popular and more people than ever are realising the many benefits, especially compared to surgical treatments. Procedures such as Botox, dermal fillers, and mesotherapy treatments work wonders on our appearance in reversing signs of ageing, rejuvenating the skin and providing facial volume and augment facial features.
Dermal fillers, also known as facial fillers, is a gel like substance typically made of hyaluronic acid (HA) and it is widely used for cosmetic procedures. Dermal filler treatments can help reduce the signs and symptoms of ageing by restoring hyaluronic acid in the body, which we lose over time. Hyaluronic acid binds amazingly to water and once injected, it rejuvenates, hydrates, softens and volumizes the skin.
One of the great benefits of dermal filler treatment is that it is not a permanent solution, making it ideal for someone wanting to try out changes without committing to surgery or completely altering the face with surgery. As your face changes over time, you can maintain your look with regular dermal filler treatments to plump up and rejuvenate the right areas of the face.
At Dermamina, we strive for natural looking results that enhance your beauty rather than completely transforming your look. Dermal fillers are not intended to change your appearance, just enhance what you already have. It is important to speak with the practioner during the consultation about your expectations in order to confirm whether or not they are achievable. Once confirmed, during the treatment the patient can be as engaged as they like, as there is no general anaesthesia; you are able to see the results unfold as the injections are administered.
Treatments with injectable fillers are usually done under local anaesthesia with numbing cream for a pain free experience. Depending on the area treated, pain is usually none to minimal. Furthermore, most injectable filler feature lidocaine, or can be added to them, which significantly reduces the discomfort of the injection. Indeed, the filler is injected in very small volumes, mainly with a very fine needle under the skin. The filler adds volume into the skin, plumping and smoothing out fine lines, folds and wrinkles without altering your natural appearance. Additionally, it can instantly help restore hydration, give volume to the skin and stimulate the growth of new collagen.
Most patients come out of dermal filler treatments feeling more confident in how they look, as these treatments provide immediate results and no downtime. Whether it was a non-surgical nose treatment or a lip filler enhancement, you will notice your appearance transform soon thereafter. In fact, these individual treatments can be done in less than 10 minutes, allowing you to get back to living your life with minimal disruption.
Additionally, there is little to no recovery time needed following a dermal filler treatment. You do not have to take time off work to deal with prolonged healing and swelling; you are free to immediately resume your regular routine.
After a dermal filler treatment, there is no recovery time needed, you can get back to your daily activities or work that does not include any physical activity or sun exposure, the very same day. Following the treatment, depending on the area treated, there will be some common injected related effects such as swelling, redness at the injection site and some may experience slight bruising. For many there are no visible marks and the redness and bruising does subside within a week. The patient may take Arnica tablets or apply the gel after the treatment, which helps the relief of bruises as well as cooling and soothing the skin. You may also bring an ice pack to use after the treatment to minimize redness and inflammation, only if advised.
It is important that all patients follow the post treatment advice and to report any side effects and concerns that patients have following the treatment. An after care email is immediately sent right after the treatment, at Dermamina we make sure you are in safe hands during and after the treatment.
Additionally, the fillers get dissolved naturally in the body as the body is able to break the filler down and results of the treatment gradually fade. Over time, the hyaluronic acid filler breaks down and is re-absorbed by the body, just like the natural occurring hyaluronic acid in the skin. Hyaluronic acid has gained a reputation for being safe, effective and a good alternative to surgery.
Another great benefit of dermal filler treatments is that it can be reversed. HA fillers are reversible, so if you are not happy with the result or a serious complication occurs, it can be dissolved using hyaluronidase. It breaks down the hyaluronic acid and dissolves into our bodies in a matter of minutes, and can be done instantly (if complication occurs) or within 24 to 48 hours following a treatment.
Severe complications from dermal fillers are rare, especially if carried out by a medically trained and experienced aesthetic practioner. When considering non-surgical treatments, it is important to go to a professional and specialised provider that has great knowledge and experience with non-surgical treatments. An experienced and specialised practioner will know what to do to deliver the desired results while minimizing the risks and side effects and avoiding any complications.
There is no need to spend days preparing for a non surgical dermal filler treatment, signing endless forms, or having to book time off work like you would need to do for a surgical treatment. Also, dermal filler treatments do not require vast financial investment, but most importantly do not require great emotional investment and time investment too. You will see immediate results and appointments that last as little as 30 minutes, including consultation time, with individual treatment taking no longer than 15 minutes, allowing you to get back to living your life with minimal disruption.
Dermamina also offers filler packages, which lets you pay for filler quantity and not for the treatments separately. This is great for many that want to achieve profile balance and can be done on the same day, unlike surgical treatments. Patients can save money through this as they can choose how much filler is desired on each area of the face. Indeed this will only be done after a comprehensive consultation and evaluation takes place and only once the patient is provided with professional and honest advice. At Dermamina, if a treatment is not suitable or not needed, then we will advice you to not go ahead with it.
Not sure whether dermal filler treatments are right of for you? Get in touch with us so we can go through your aesthetic goals and skin care needs together. We specialise in non-surgical cosmetic procedures and skincare treatment for men and women.
Dermamina offers bespoke treatments in the vibrant city, London. Located just a two-minute walk from Marble Arch station, and walking distance from Bond Street station and Oxford Street. Contact Dermamina today for a consultation to find out if the treatment is right for you today!