Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

Area Face
Age range > 30s
Method Injections / Fillers
Downtime 1 hour
Approval FDA Approved
Price range Starting from about €300 for 1ml

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Dermal fillers or fillers are substances such as hyaluronic acid that plump and fill out the skin. This is principally designed to reduce wrinkles; increase volume in cheeks and/or lips; as well as fill out and erase deep furrows and wrinkles; and it can result in a fresher, more rested-looking face. Facial lines and folds such as naso-labial and marionette lines are visibly reduced if not eliminated by dermal fillers. They are also used to fill out cheeks and lips. There are many fillers on the market and they can be categorised by their contents. Major brands are Juvederm, Restylane, Perlane, Prevelle Silk, Elevesse, and Belotero.

The major constituent of fillers is usually hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic Acid is a carbohydrate polymer, often described as “goo”. Synovial fluid that lubricates the joints contains large quantities of hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is also naturally found in the skin. It is involved in the process of tissue repair. Interestingly Hyaluronic acid is a known “tumour marker” and cancer doctors use it to monitor the progression of cancers such as prostate and breast cancer. Hyaluronic Acid is negatively affected by UVB and is degraded by sunburn.

Granulomas may develop after an injection of filler containing Hyaluronic acid. Granulomas are a collection of immune cells known as histiocytes they arise when the body perceives a foreign body and seeks to defend itself against it.

Fillers often also contain collagen. The source of collagen may be human, animal such as purified bovine (cow) and porcine (pig) collagen. The latter two, unlike human-derived collagen, require allergy testing. There is also hybrid form of two sources of collagen that is a mixture of bovine collagen and tiny plastic beads (homogeneous polymethylmethacrylate) called microspheres.

Collagen can be harvested from one’s own skin, after liposuction or another operation. It is then processed, sterilised and transformed into liquid. It can be kept for up to 5 years. Collagen can also be harvested from dead human bodies.

A consultation that defines desired results and sets expectations. The application of some numbing cream to reduce pain and discomfort during the injections. This is left to take effect for about 20 minutes. A short injection period lasting about 10 minutes.

Plumper skin; fewer wrinkles; reduction in facial lines such as naso-labial folds and marionette lines; reduction in the appearance of eye bags. Hands, décolleté, neck and other areas of the body can also be treated.

The major side effect of fillers is swelling and redness post injection. Bruising often occurs. These side effects disappear in a couple of days to a couple of weeks. Allergic reaction is a major cause for concern and many fillers are contraindicated for anyone who has suffered anaphylactic shock in the past. Some experience the appearance of bumps and lumps in the treated area and may need to revisit their practitioner to try to correct the effects.

2 Reviews

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    medal_transparent Quincy1980

      14 December, 2016 - 13:01

    I was interested in getting a little filler in my lips. I've always thought my lips could have been fuller. The doctor I saw had been recommended to me. He first examined my face in detail. He was very frank and talked about asymmetry in some of my features! But he actually told me there was nothing wrong with my lips and recommended that I should not get it done! What an honest man. I was really impressed, though slightly disappointed at the same time. I realise he is the expert though, and I trust that he probably knows best! Apparently he does this kind of thing quite regularly. I would definitely prefer that appraoch to someone who just takes the cash and doesn't really have a care for whether it is suitable for you or not.

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    medal_transparent patmac147

    Not sure      21 July, 2017 - 13:21

    I went for Botox injections and was transfixed by the guy giving the injections. He was a qualified doctor and seemed to know what he was talking about but he couldn't have been more than about 30 himself and his face looked strangely line free. To the point of having very little expression at all. I couldn't help thinking he was just very laid back and quite disinterested in building much of a rapport with me. And then I was also staring at his mouth and his eyes and forehead! Then I just asked him straight out if he had fillers around his mouth (in the smile lines) and he said yes and looked really pleased that I asked. I was TOTALLY put off! It looked weird. I have to admit I'm very skeptical about fillers and this experience didn't help!