One thing that isn’t surprising is the number of people that are looking to retain their youth and slow down the ageing process.
There are a number of different treatments and preventatives on the market and many people have tried everything from natural remedies and surgical and medical procedures to permanent treatments and temporary treatments to retain their vestiges of youth.
Procedures like Botox have long been popular with the rich and famous, and Hollywood has seen its fair share of plumped lips and wrinkle-free brows.
The last couple of years, however, has seen a massive spike and increase in these kinds of procedures outside of Hollywood as they become more common and less expensive.
Dermal filler is now one of the most popular anti-ageing treatments and it can achieve amazing results.
Despite its sudden rise to fame, very few people know a lot about the chemicals, procedures and use of filler, and so it’s natural to want to know more before booking a consultation with us.
Here are some surprising facts about dermal fillers that you might not have known before:
Some dermal fillers are au naturale
While many dermal fillers are made up of neurotoxins and other scary-sounding ingredients, some of the fillers on the market are completely natural. This is true for things like hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body.
Hyaluronic acid was approved in 2003 as a dermal filler, and another natural filler, Collagen, was approved in 1981. Perhaps the most natural filler of them all is fat that is taken from elsewhere in the body and used to fill and smooth out other areas.
They are not permanent
The great thing about dermal fillers is that the body can naturally break down and absorb the treatments. Most dermal fillers last anywhere from five to eighteen months depending on the product used and placement of treatment.
This is excellent for those who are fearful of the outcomes of this kind of medical treatment, as they know it is only temporary.
Botox and other fillers have many other uses
Most people think that dermal fillers are used just for smoothing out wrinkles but, in fact, it gets its biggest revenue from therapeutic procedures. Botox can be used for a number of medical conditions like stopping excessive sweating, preventing migraines and stopping neck spasm, just to name a few.
It’s becoming hugely popular with men
Botox has mostly been used by women in the past as a lot of men thought it would make them lose their chiselled appearance. However, the introduction of non-HA fillers has made it popular with men all over the world as they realise that it isn’t the case.
It slows the ageing process
Ageing is a natural process, and nothing can stop it in its tracks. However, dermal fillers do stimulate the production of collagen in your skin, which will help to slow the process down, and you’ll normally find you’ll need less treatment for the same results over time.
The risk of side effects is small
Whilst the side effects of dermal fillers are normally very rare, serious implications can become evident months and even years after the treatment. This is why medical professionals are urging patients to stay away from non-medical technicians who are not properly licenced.
For more info on dermal fillers and their benefits, feel free to reach out to us today as we’d be happy to help you.