10 Things to Know About Dermal Fillers

By Florence Goulbourne

Before getting dermal fillers, there are things that every client should know to make up their mind about the procedure. We have compiled a list of 10 things, everybody should know before booking their appointment.

1. Not all fillers contain hyaluronic acid

While most dermal fillers on the market consist of hyaluronic acid which makes them dissolvable, there are other fillers on the market with different key ingredients. Inform yourself which filler you think would suit your needs best and discuss your options with your expert aesthetician.

2. Dermal fillers are long-lasting but not permanent

How long a filler lasts will depend on many factors and especially on the individual being injected. While the results can last up to 18 months, it is important to remember that the outcome is not permanent. So, if the personal taste or trends change, the fillers can change with them.

3. Professionals only!

With the demand for dermal filler injections on the rise, the number of unqualified and uncertified injectors rise as well. It is important to pick a legit aesthetician with a proven background in injecting and knowledge of the dermal filler emergency protocol. Researching a qualified professional is key to an aesthetically pleasing and safe result.

4. Natural before and after

Dermal fillers aim to enhance features in a natural-looking way. Products like REVOLAX and other HA dermal fillers allow for that result due to their specifically formulated consistency. The goal is to look enhanced and rejuvenated naturally.

5. Do it as often as you’d like

The great thing about HA dermal fillers is that they are biodegradable but can be redone whenever you feel like it. If you love the result and want to keep it even after the filler has dissolved, you can make another appointment, and have it redone. If you are in the mood for another look or treatment, you can do that instead. The end results are not forced upon you, but you can keep them upon your request.

6. It is all dissolvable

In case of an emergency or if the results are not what you have expected, hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be dissolved using the hyaluronidase enzyme. Hyaluronic acid occurs naturally within the body which is biodegradable. In the case of an emergency, a trained practitioner will immediately be able to act and dissolve the filler.

7. Create different outcomes with different fillers

The face has many different areas that need different treatment. Dermal filler brands create their product ranges based on that and offer different fillers for different outcomes. Thinner consistencies are more suitable for superficial and fine lines as well as subtle enhancements while thicker dermal filler gels can create more noticeable outcomes and treat deeper wrinkles and furrows. Educate yourself before your face-to-face with the practitioner and ask for their recommendation as well.

8. Not everyone can get dermal fillers

Pregnant, breastfeeding or people under 18 years of age, should not be injected. People with known intolerance or allergy to local anaesthetics should also talk to their expert practitioner first before getting injected since many fillers on the market nowadays include the local anaesthetic lidocaine.

9. Fillers and injection techniques develop

While manufacturers are constantly looking for ways to improve dermal fillers and make them even more natural-looking, even longer-lasting and just overall better, injection techniques have improved over the years as well. Depending on the application area, a professional will be able to use different techniques to minimise the side effects and create aesthetically pleasing results.

10. Side effects are minimal

Dermal filler treatments are non-surgical aesthetic treatments; however, they are slightly invasive since a needle pierces the skin. Bruising and swelling are very common side effects which will disappear within a couple of days. Your aesthetic practitioner should inform you about all side effects and the ways to prevent or deal with them.

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