As we age, our skin loses the collagen that keeps it tight and looking fresh. Facial or dermal fillers are products that have been specifically designed to ‘fill’ the lines, creases and gaps that appear when collagen levels are depleted. By filling these lines and wrinkles you are giving your face a natural lift that will make you look younger and feel more confident – but what do you need to know about them?
What are fillers?
If you’re looking at dermal fillers which reduce the signs of wrinkles and ageing lines then you are most likely looking at facial injections of top brand modern fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm. These injections are based on naturally occurring hyaluronic acid and dissolve away slowly over time so you will need regular top ups to maintain the effects.
Are they right for me?
For many people struggling with the onset of wrinkles and lines, surgery is a daunting prospect. For those who do not wish to opt for such an invasive approach fillers are a much faster, cheaper and gentler procedure which can achieve excellent rejuvenation results, so you can boost the appearance of your skin without going under the knife.
What lines can be filled?
Fillers are designed to replenish lost volume in the skin to make you look fresher and younger. They are very effective on areas between the nose and mouth where deep creases can appear, smoothing out fine lines in the lip area and tackling deep frown lines as well as replenishing lost volume on the cheekbones.
How much do they cost?
These treatments start from £250 at leading clinics such as Cosmedics – a far cheaper option than surgery. Even the longer-lasting deep filler treatments such as Sculptra which costs from £450 are considerably easier to manage than the bill incurred by going on the operating table. Even considering the need to “top up” fillers when they wear off, this is far less invasive than surgery and will be as gentle on your bank balance as it is on your face.
If you would like more information on Facial filler and Dermal filler prices and treatments then look to reputable clinics such as Cosmedics to see what they offer. The price of the sessions is based on the brand used and the amount of filler treatment undertaken. When you book your consultation, your doctor will be able to give you an idea as to how much work needs to be done and which brand will be the best for you.