Most people have heard of dermal fillers as they’re a very versatile treatment for the signs of ageing including filling in wrinkles and plumping up the lips.
But did you know the all-important collagen and elastin stops being produced by your body at around the age of 25?
This means that even with the best creams and lotions, the skin will eventually start to break down and lose that vitality and glow.
Manchester-based beauty clinic, Lush Aesthetics, explains how dermal fillers can help you to stay looking young and radiant.
Halting The Signs of Ageing
Collagen and elastin are two essential proteins which are responsible for keeping your skin plump, elastic and firm and after they stop being produced, your skin will slowly start to degrade.
Although it will take a while for reserves to be depleted, you’ll gradually notice the onset of certain problems such as hollow eyes, sunken cheeks, deepening wrinkles, loss of volume and plumpness, folds and thinning lips.
Unfortunately, this is a natural process which affects everyone.
Dermal fillers in Manchester are made from hyaluronic acid, a substance which occurs naturally in the body in soft tissue and skin. It works by pulling water into the skin and binding it there, a process which instantly improves the appearance by increasing hydration and volume. However, it also provides a much-needed cushion for the thinning collagen and elastin fibres too.
One of the reasons that many people avoid cosmetic treatments is because of the possible safety concerns but that’s not an issue with dermal fillers.
There’s no invasive surgery and it only takes one session for the treatment. Dermal fillers are widely considered to be one of the safest treatments on the market with allergic reactions are almost unknown.
However, it is important that you get your treatment from a recognised and established clinic where the aestheticians have the proper training and experience, such as Lush Aesthetics. Getting your treatment carried out where specialist training hasn’t been provided carries an increased risk of infection and complications.
Length of Treatment
Dermal fillers aren’t a permanent treatment but depending on the exact one you receive, they can last between six and 18 months.
Many people opt to receive a top-up to keep the youthful looking appearance they’ve become accustomed to.
However, if you decide you no longer want dermal fillers you can choose to let them gently wear off, and your skin will return to its previous condition. Dermal fillers will not worsen the appearance of your skin if you choose not to continue with the treatment and some people say they find it even helps to give their natural collagen a bit of a boost too.
Gentle Anti-Ageing Treatment
Dermal fillers are not the same as Botox as they don’t freeze muscles but instead gentle plump, firm and add volume.