Full cheeks, smooth skin, plump lips: Some people have them naturally, while others get a little help from dermal fillers. If you can't quite tell which category a celebrity or someone you know fits into, well, that's the point. The latest injectable treatments in Brighotn are easy to get, long lasting, and designed to be subtle. They're also perfectly safe, provided you've done your homework and go to a reputable doctor, dentist or nurse practitioner. If you're curious about fillers in Brighton, these are the things to know before getting plumped up.
First things first:
Dermal fillers aren't the same as neurotoxins like 'Botox'. The latter type "freezes" muscles to reduce wrinkles, while fillers smooth out skin by filling wrinkles. Collagen used to be a common filler, but these days most fillers, such as Restylane and Juvéderm, use hyaluronic acid. Thanks to its ability to store moisture, hyaluronic acid is responsible for giving skin a plump, hydrated look. It's used topically to moisturize, but a cream or serum can't restore lost volume—only injectable hyaluronic acid can. Once injected it can add to the natural plumping action, or replenish your body's natural production of hyaluronic acid, which diminishes as you age.
1. Fillers made from hyaluronic acid, which is naturally found in the skin.
2. One injection can make skin look plumper and smoother for several months, and maybe longer.
One of the reasons injectable hyaluronic acid-based dermal fillers are increasingly popular is their ability to add volume and decrease wrinkles with a single visit. Results typically last for three to six months, depending on the location of the injection. Research suggests that HA injections may stimulate collagen production, leading to fresher-looking skin in the long run.
3. Good filler is invisible.
Trout pout and duck lips are a surefire sign of filler. But when expertly injected, filler should look natural.
4. That's in part because filler techniques have gotten better.
Take the lines around your mouth, for example. A decade or so ago, filler was often injected into the nasolabial folds, or laugh lines, to literally fill the wrinkles themselves. These days, the goal is to plump and lift in other parts of the face for a more natural-looking result. Injecting dermal filler into the cheekbone to restore fullness, which lifts the face, reducing the look of smile lines in the process.
5. It matters who does your filler.
Injection is an art, so you want to find an artist whose work you like. . Every practitioner has different philosophies, techniques, and levels of experience. Be sure you and your injector communicate about realistic results and your expectations—it's your face, after all. Don't be afraid to ask about training and certification, too. Even though dermal fillers are available at Medspas, you should see only licensed and trained doctor, dentist or nurse practitioner for any injectable treatment. Just like any medical procedure, there are risks for infection, discoloration, and lumps if injections are done incorrectly.
6. Fillers can be used for prevention as well as to treat lines you already have.
Though there is absolutely no need to go running out for fillers before you even see your first wrinkle, people are starting treatments younger than ever before. But keep in mind, there are other—cheaper—ways to prevent aging, including wearing sunscreen and using retinols.
7. Different fillers do different things.
While the bulk of filler is made with hyaluronic acid, different particle sizes will deliver different results.
8. Bad filler can happen, but it doesn't have to stay that way.
If you're unhappy with the way filler looks, don't panic—in most cases, you can have it adjusted. A injector might inject additional filler for balance, or she can dissolve it altogether.
9. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.
If you see a deal for inexpensive filler, be skeptical. You have to be careful, counterfeit and diluted filler do exist.
10. There are some times you shouldn't get fillers injected.
Though fillers are considered safe, there are a few reasons to postpone an injection e.g If you're pregnant or breastfeeding.
11. If you love the look of your fillers, you'll have to keep going back for more.
After about six months, the hyaluronic acid fillers are naturally broken down by the body. So, you have to get touchups once or twice a year to maintain the look. However, this is good news if you're just want to try fillers once or twice, since the effects will fade away without any long-term risks. It's important to note that getting filler doesn't stop your skin from aging completely, so you could need more filler to get the same results over time.
Azure Aesthetics is a facial aesthetics clinic based in Brighton and Hove, providing Botox®, Dermal Fillers and Lip Augmentation by medical professionals. If you would like more information on the treatments we offer please do get in touch, or you can book a consultation.