Dermal Fillers FAQs
Dermal fillers have fast become one of the safest and most effective ways to tackle loose, sagging skin on the face, providing a youthful, smoother and plumper appearance to minimise volume loss and fight some of the classic signs of aging.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are made from clear, water-holding gel substances that are quickly and easily injected into the skin to add more volume to the face and plump out any areas where there is notable sagging or caving; both of which are very common as collagen production begins to slow down and the skin loses some of its elasticity and flexibility.
Are there different types of dermal fillers?
At Medical Cosmetics, we utilise a wide range of approved, patient-recommended dermal fillers, including the hyaluronic acid-based Restylane and Juvederm brands, Radiesse which is made from natural calcium hydroxylapatite, Sculptra made from poly-L-lactic acid, and Ellanse which uses medical polymers for long lasting results.
All of the dermal fillers we offer at Medical Cosmetics perform a similar function, and the most suitable option for each individual patient will be discussed during consultation.
What are dermal fillers used for?
Dermal fillers can be used to treat many different areas of the face, including the forehead, brow, nose, lips, chin, cheeks, under eye area, mouth, and jawline. This treatment is commonly used to add more volume to sunken cheeks, enhance thin lips, and correct unevenness caused by wrinkles or sagging as the skin changes with age.
Are dermal fillers dangerous?
When carried out by qualified professionals, dermal fillers are a very safe form of aesthetic treatment to solve common skin problems. Dermal fillers typically have few ingredients, made from synthetic forms of natural acids, alongside a mild anaesthetic.
Dermal fillers do not need to be given by a doctor; the procedure is safe enough that it can be carried out by one of the highly trained, qualified nurses at Medical Cosmetics.
What should I expect at my appointment?
Following a consultation, where you will be provided with all the necessary information you need about your procedure, the dermal fillers will be prepared. A topical anaesthetic may be applied beforehand, depending on the area that is being treated.
The procedure itself is very simple; a small, thin needle will be used to inject the gel directly into the area that you have chosen to enhance, and this should usually take no more than 10 to 15 minutes. As many forms of dermal fillers contain the anaesthetic lidocaine, the procedure shouldn’t be painful, although you may feel a small amount of discomfort. The results of the dermal fillers will often be noticeable immediately.
Are there any side effects?
As a very safe procedure, major side effects to dermal fillers are remarkably rare, although you will be talked through the risks in detail at your consultation.
Minor side effects at the injection sites, such as redness, swelling, and tenderness are experienced by some patients, although these symptoms usually go after a few hours.
How long do dermal fillers last?
Dermal fillers will typically last between 6 and 18 months, depending on the brand and type of dermal fillers that were used, the area that was treated, and the skin concerns that were addressed. However, it is important to remember that results will vary from person to person, and your dermal fillers may last for longer or shorter than expected.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
The cost of dermal fillers will vary depending on the type of filler used, and the clinic. At Medical Cosmetics, our dermal filler treatments in Nottingham begin at £175. For a personalised quote for dermal fillers, get in touch with the Medical Cosmetics team.