Dermal Fillers & Botulinum Toxin


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The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery survey in 2008 found that collagen treatments, such as Dermal Fillers had more than 58,000 treatments. Dermal Fillers are a non-surgical form of cosmetic treatment. Where Botulinum Toxin irons out faint lines, Dermal fillers plumps the skin up and erases the appearance of wrinkles by making them fuller and therefore creates a youthful look. They are also involved in temporarily removing scars and the appearance of veins in aging hands. The Dermal fillers are injected without need for local anaesthetic unless you are opting for lip enhancement, which then the anaesthetic may be given to prevent any unnecessary pain. The filler works by absorbing water under the skin and producing a bouncy, firm and fuller face. Dermal Fillers take around half an hour to be carried out. Fillers last around nine months as eventually the filler will be broken down and the wrinkles will make themselves present again. Without top ups the wrinkles will return as they were before the treatment, which is why top ups are generally recommended. However, there are now some semi-permanent and permanent Dermal fillers although they are not encouraged as you may develop an allergy to the brand of dermal filler and it would be impossible to remove it. The safest semi-permanent filler lasts around twelve to eighteen months before a top up is needed. The injected area will become slightly red and tender after you have been treated but this is expected to clear up two days after your treatment.

Many people use a combination of dermal fillers and Botulinum Toxin to rejuvenate their appearance. Dermal fillers may be used to plump up the lips and cheeks, while Botulinum Toxin may be used remove crows feet and frown lines.


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