19 Apr Common Concerns About Dermal Filler Treatments
To feel confident when booking any aesthetic treatment, two things are required – faith in your practitioner and a complete understanding of the procedure you’re about to undergo. Dermal Filler treatments disguise signs of ageing and redefine facial features by subtly altering your appearance, so, naturally, you’ll want all of your questions answered and concerns resolved before committing. We have compiled a list of our patients most frequently asked questions to help ease your mind before scheduling your consultation at The Lovely Clinic.
One Of The Most Popular Treatments In The UK
Dermal Fillers account for a considerable percentage of the total number of non-surgical aesthetic procedures performed in the UK annually. The popularity of the treatment may be attributed to its immediate results and lack of downtime, setting it apart from surgical alternatives.
They are a versatile treatment – targeted injections can add volume to selected features to enhance natural beauty; unwanted irregularities can be reimagined, for example, asymmetrical lips or bumps along the nose. What’s more, they can also reduce the appearance of wrinkles, including the deepest furrows.
They can be smoothed away, giving an instantly more youthful appearance. The primary ingredient in the majority of fillers is hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that attracts and retains water. Improved skin hydration is therefore an additional and welcome benefit!
Are Dermal Filler treatments painful?
The answer to this question depends on the individual, however, we do everything we can to ensure patient comfort. Before beginning treatment, a topical numbing cream can be applied to the injection site(s) to ease any pain. All of our doctors are highly trained, skilled and experienced and their knowledge of facial anatomy due to their dual qualifications in both medicine and dentistry, and their advanced needle techniques keeps discomfort to a minimum. The sensation is similar to receiving a blood test, with some patients reporting a mild stinging, whereas others feel no pain whatsoever.
What if I don’t like the look?
Dermal Filler treatments are not permanent, as hyaluronic acid is naturally broken down by the body. Unlike many other treatments, if you aren’t happy with the end result, you can have your hyaluromic acid fillers dissolved.
Will the end result look unnatural?
Social media is bursting with exaggerated lips, so it’s easy to see why this is such a common question. At The Lovely Clinic, we pride ourselves on natural-looking results. Under the practised hand of your doctor, small quantities of fillers will be used to create delicate and well-balanced results, without the fear of looking cartoonish. We always err on the side of caution, allowing clients to increase the amount of filler if desired, rather than injecting too much during the first treatment.
What can go wrong?
The most common risks associated with Dermal Filler treatments are infection, migration and lumps appearing under the treated area. Patient safety is paramount and with any procedure that involves using a syringe to break the skin, there is a risk of infection, however, we ensure that all procedures take place in a sterile environment. Our treatment rooms are sanitised between clients and of course the needles we use are always brand new.
Migration and the formation of lumps are the byproducts of unskilled and often untrained injectors. All of the practitioners at The Lovely Clinic draw on a wealth of experience when administering Dermal Filler treatments, so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands.
How long will it take for me to recover?
One of the biggest perks of Dermal Fillers is the absence of downtime. Treatments can be performed within a lunch break, results are immediate and recovery time is virtually non-existent. You may experience redness around the injection site(s) but this quickly subsides. A small number of clients report mild bruising and we recommend avoiding makeup for 24 hours following treatment.
Will I need to keep getting these treatments forever once I start?
The idea that ageing will somehow become worse if you stop booking Dermal Filler treatments is a common concern. This is not the case. Once your filler is broken down by the body, the skin will return to its original state. Ageing is not accelerated, however, wrinkles and lax skin will naturally begin to develop if treatments are not maintained.
Dermal Filler Treatments At The Lovely Clinic
To book your treatment at one of the most in-demand clinics in London, call 0203 695 5400 or complete our online enquiry form. One of our team will happily answer any further questions you may have and get you booked in for a pre-treatment consultation. We look forward to hearing from you.