No one wants to feel old and tired, let alone look it. With so much emphasis on youth and beauty on the television and in the media, it’s not difficult to see why some people struggle with confidence in this area. Although it could be seen as vanity in some cases, for most people it’s just a problem with looking more rundown than they feel. How we look on the outside can really affect how we feel on the inside, and if you start to wrinkle or droop at an early age, it could have repercussions on your confidence as a person. Sometimes faces can tell the story of a hard working life, or they could simply hold features that make a person unhappy, whatever the reason, there are things that can be done about it. Procedures available are designed to hold back the aging process and give the patient a new lease of life without going under the knife. The ability to obtain a more youthful appearance without the use of invasive surgery is undoubtedly why this treatment is increasingly popular in clinics throughout the UK.
Also known as dermal fillers, facial fillers are big business in the US, and now they’re available in the UK. There are dozens of different types of fillers on the market, which offering varying results for several problems associated with facial aging, from injecting a patient’s own body fat, to a range of acids and gels. Despite the difference in names and products, there’s really only one aim with facial fillers, and that’s to add volume to the face and to get rid of lines on the skin. The most popular – and probably the safest filler to date – is on offer at the Pearl Dental Clinic and it’s called Juvederm. Juvederm is an injection of Hyaluronic Acid into various areas on the face; it’s similar to collagen but lasts longer and is considered to give much better, more natural looking results.
Dermal fillers that use Hyaluronic Acid – such as Juvederm – work by rehydrating the skin and then holding the water molecules together to give a more plumped, youthful appearance. Many types of aging complaints can be treated using this technique, all of them requiring no surgical procedures whatsoever. Patients are awake throughout the entire treatment, this is to minimise waiting times and to eliminate the need for them to be anaesthetised. Typically, patients can expect to have the areas numbed with anaesthetic cream before the needle is used. The fillers are then injected into the skin folds and wrinkles at quite a deep level in order to make the effect last longer, the process takes about twenty minutes and will see immediate results in most cases. Mild pain or swelling is quite normal for this type of treatment, and can usually be reduced by applying ice.
If you are considering a course of facial fillers, it’s worth noting that the effects don’t normally last more than twelve months, so you might want to book in extra sessions after that time if you liked the results. Qualified surgeons will advise you on what’s treatable and what isn’t, as well as the type of fillers that your skin will respond best to, and how much your treatment will cost. Always look into any kind of surgical procedure before you go ahead with it, with a little research you will be able to find a professional surgeon who you can trust to give you a fresher, more radiant face in a matter of minutes.