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Dermal fillers on a need-to-know basis

If you have questions about dermal fillers that have been left unanswered or you’d like to know a little more before committing to treatment, then buckle up… Here’s dermal fillers on a whirlwind need-to-know basis!

Dermal fillers are…

Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance that is injected beneath the surface of the skin to produce volume, contour, and structure. They are made using hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the skin that naturally contributes to our it’s plumpness and firmness.


Dermal fillers are safe

Dermal fillers are incredibly safe for use within the skin. Because they are made of this gel-like substance that closely resembles hyaluronic acid, the skin accepts the filler with very little complaint and side effects (we’ll get to these later).


Dermal fillers are temporary, not permanent

You might have heard some horror stories to do with dermal fillers gone wrong or permanent fillers leaving certainly celebrities slightly disfigured, but don’t worry. The dermal fillers we use, and that most practitioners in the UK use, are only temporary and require no ‘taking out’. They naturally dissolve and are broken down by your body over a period of 6 months, so there will be no lasting evidence or stretching of the skin after your treatment. You won’t notice this process happening until you see your results beginning to revert to normal, and you can always top-up your results.


You might need to build up to your results

You might need to build up to your results if you’re seeking more enhancement than one treatment can provide. This is normal, though, and repeat appointments will be scheduled with you. One of the benefits of temporary fillers over permanent fillers is that the results can be built on, meaning that they are completely customisable to you rather than a one-and-done treatment that may not achieve what you were hoping for.


Dermal fillers can be dissolved or ‘undone’

Some people worry that once they have fillers, they will need to wait for them to dissolve if they don’t like them. If, for whatever reason, you decide you would like to undo your dermal fillers, all you need is a second injectable treatment. This treatment speeds up the skin’s dissolving of the filler, drastically reducing the treatment area almost back to normal after just one day. To fully return to normal, it may take a day or two, but it is a completely safe way of undoing your treatment.


There are (some) side effects

There are some side effects that may occur after your treatment, but there are to be expected. Side effects may include mild swelling, a little redness, and the possibility of bruising at the injection points. These side effects should recede within around 2-3 days after treatment and can be controlled using a cold compress. The risk of bruising can be minimised by avoiding alcohol for two days pre- and post-treatment.


If you’re consider dermal fillers, lip fillers, or tear trough fillers with the Skin Doctor Clinic in Leeds, York, and Manchester, then enquire online to book your initial consultation.