Before you decide on the confidence-boosting treatment that’s right for you, read our quick Q&A to get all the info you need to know about the treatments that will leave you feeling like you’re rubbing shoulders with the stars.
A dermal filler is a type of injection used to fill out the lips or cheeks, adding definition and volume – a favourite with the reality TV stars of today.
They can be made from a variety of different chemicals, including collagen, calcium hydroxyapatite and hyaluronic acid. Each chemical will do slightly different things and last for varying lengths of time, but they all have one common goal – to leave you looking and feeling fantastic. Most fillers are not permanent as the chemical ingredients will eventually be reabsorbed into the skin but the best lip fillers in London will last for some time.
Injectables and fillers are wonderful for adding volume to areas of the face that may have thinned with age, restoring that youthful look and giving you back your confidence and smile. Many people choose to get dermal fillers to reduce the appearance of wrinkles or lip lines, as well as to achieve softer looking skin.
How long your fillers or injectables last will depend on the type of treatment you receive.
For example, if you undergo treatment using collagen, then you can expect the fillers to last between three to four months. Other types of treatment will last longer, such as those using calcium hydroxyapatite, which can last up to a year and a half.
It also depends on the amount of filler in the injection. With our range of vouchers for injectables and fillers in London, you can choose the desired volume, depending on the level of fullness you’re going for. For example, at Camden Beauty Spa, you can select 1ml or 2ml fillers. While at K Aesthetics, you have the choice between 0.5ml and 2ml of filler injected. Ask your consultant for advice on what would be the best look for you – they are the experts after all.
Filler treatment doesn’t usually hurt. However, depending on the area you’re having filled, it may be uncomfortable in places for a short period of time.
Unfortunately, there’s no guarantees when it comes to pain. Everyone experiences pain differently and what might be painful for you may not affect someone else in the same way. But, relative to other procedures, the best fillers in London will generally be considered a mild treatment that shouldn’t be any more painful than microdermabrasion or laser hair removal. There may be a small amount of swelling or tenderness after the treatment, but this should fade within a couple of hours.
Each treatment will vary and the doctor or beauty therapist who is administering your fillers will be able to assure you of the exact procedure and what pain, if any, you can expect to experience afterwards.
Although dermal fillers and Botox are often confused – it’s easy to see why – there is quite a lot of difference between the two.
The main difference is purpose. While fillers are used to add volume and quite literally fill whatever area it’s injected into, Botox is used to freeze the muscles in a selected area to give a more youthful look.
Both treatments are used to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, but Botox does so by minimising the movement of wrinkles, whereas dermal fillers work by adding youthful volume to the area.
As they do slightly different things, some clinics will often offer both treatments, sometimes even in one sitting.