1. What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are gel-like substances that are injected under the skin to restore lost volume, smooth lines, soften creases, or enhance facial contours. They offer a minimally invasive solution for facial rejuvenation, resulting in a fresher, more youthful appearance.
2. What are dermal fillers made from?
Most dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and add volume to the skin. Other fillers may be made from substances such as Poly-L-lactic Acid or Calcium Hydroxylapatite.
3. How do dermal fillers work?
Dermal fillers work by restoring lost volume in the face, filling wrinkles, lines, and hollows to provide a smoother, fuller appearance. As we age, our bodies produce less collagen and elastin, leading to sagging and wrinkling skin. Dermal fillers help to counteract these effects by reintroducing volume to the treated areas.
4. What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can be used to treat a variety of areas including the cheeks, lips, under the eyes, nasolabial folds, marionette lines, and even the hands. They can also enhance the contours of the jawline and chin, improve the appearance of recessed scars, and rejuvenate other areas of the body.
5. How long do dermal fillers last?
The longevity of dermal fillers depends on the type of filler used, the area treated, and individual factors such as your metabolism. On average, hyaluronic acid-based fillers last between six to twelve months, while other types of fillers can last up to two years or more.
6. Are dermal fillers safe?
Yes, when administered by a trained professional like our senior injector Anna, dermal fillers are considered safe. The substances used in dermal fillers are biocompatible and have a long safety record. However, as with any procedure, there are potential risks and side effects which will be discussed during your consultation.
7. What are the potential side effects of dermal fillers?
Common side effects of dermal fillers include swelling, redness, and bruising at the injection site. These effects are usually temporary and resolve on their own within a few days. Rarer side effects will be explained during your consultation and can include allergic reactions or uneven results.
8. Do dermal filler injections hurt?
Most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure. We use dermal fillers that contain a pre-mixed local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort. Additionally, we can use a topical numbing cream before the procedure if necessary.
9. Who is a good candidate for dermal fillers?
Adults of all ages who have facial volume loss, wrinkles, or folds, and who are in good overall health, can be excellent candidates for dermal fillers. During your consultation at House of Beauty, we will assess your skin, discuss your goals, and determine if dermal fillers are the right option for you.
10. How long does the procedure take?
A dermal filler treatment session typically takes between 30 minutes to an hour. This includes the time taken for the consultation, preparation of the treatment area, the actual injection process, and post-procedure care.
11. Can I go back to work after receiving dermal fillers?
Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after receiving dermal fillers. However, it is recommended to avoid strenuous exercise, excessive sun or heat exposure, and alcohol for at least 24 hours post-procedure.
12. Will I see results immediately?
Yes, the effects of dermal fillers are usually visible immediately after the procedure. However, due to initial swelling, the final result may not be apparent until one to two weeks post-procedure.
13. What happens if I don’t like my results?
One of the benefits of hyaluronic acid-based fillers is that they can be reversed with an enzyme called hyaluronidase if you are not satisfied with the results.
14. Are dermal fillers the same as Botox?
No, dermal fillers and Botox are different. While both are injectable treatments used in facial rejuvenation, they work differently. Botox relaxes the muscles that cause wrinkles, while dermal fillers add volume to areas of the face that have lost collagen and fat.
15. How much do dermal fillers cost?
The cost of dermal fillers at House of Beauty in Camberley depends on the type of filler used, the amount needed, and the areas to be treated. Prices start from £250 per area. See our Price List for specific pricing information.
16. Can men have dermal filler treatments too?
Absolutely! Dermal fillers are suitable for both men and women who wish to improve their appearance and combat signs of aging.
17. Can I have dermal fillers if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
As a precaution, we do not perform dermal filler treatments on pregnant or breastfeeding women.
18. What is the recovery process like after receiving dermal fillers?
Recovery after dermal fillers is generally quick. Minor side effects like swelling or bruising should resolve within a few days. We will provide you with detailed aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery.
19. Can I combine dermal fillers with other treatments?
Yes, dermal fillers can be combined with other aesthetic treatments for comprehensive facial rejuvenation. Anna, our senior injector, can guide you on this during your consultation.
20. What makes House of Beauty in Camberley the best place for dermal fillers?
At House of Beauty, we pride ourselves on providing personalised care to achieve natural-looking results. Our senior injector, Anna, is highly skilled with extensive experience in injectable treatments. We are also conveniently located for clients in Guilford, Woking, Ascot, Windsor, Bracknell, and Wokingham.
21. Are dermal fillers permanent?
Most dermal fillers are not permanent and will naturally degrade in the body over time. Depending on the type of dermal filler and the area treated, they can last anywhere from six months to two years or more.
22. What can I do to make my dermal fillers last longer?
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle, staying hydrated, protecting your skin from excessive sun exposure, and following good skincare practices can help extend the longevity of your dermal fillers. Regular follow-up treatments can also help maintain the results.
23. Can dermal fillers move after injection?
Dermal fillers usually stay in the place where they were injected. However, they can be molded and massaged into place immediately after the procedure to achieve the desired shape and contour.
24. Do dermal fillers leave scars?
No, dermal fillers do not typically leave scars as they are injected via very small needles.
25. Can I exercise after getting dermal fillers?
While you can generally resume most activities immediately after treatment, it’s recommended to avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 to 48 hours after receiving dermal fillers.
26. How is the procedure performed?
During the procedure, our senior injector Anna will clean the treatment area, possibly apply a numbing cream, and then use a small needle to inject the dermal filler into the predetermined areas.
27. Is there anyone who should not get dermal fillers?
Individuals with certain allergies, skin conditions, or autoimmune disorders may not be suitable candidates for dermal fillers. Also, dermal fillers are not recommended for those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
28. Can dermal fillers be used with other treatments like chemical peels or laser resurfacing?
Yes, dermal fillers can be combined with other treatments for a more comprehensive approach to facial rejuvenation. However, the timing and order of procedures will need to be tailored to your individual needs.
29. What if I have an event coming up? How far in advance should I schedule my dermal filler appointment?
It’s recommended to schedule your dermal filler appointment at least two weeks prior to a major event. This allows enough time for any swelling or bruising to subside.
30. What type of dermal fillers does House of Beauty use?
We use a variety of dermal fillers at House of Beauty, including the most popular hyaluronic acid-based fillers. The choice of filler depends on the area being treated and the desired results. Anna, our senior injector, will guide you in making the best choice during your consultation.
31. What should I do if I experience any complications?
If you experience any complications or concerns after your dermal filler treatment, it’s important to contact us immediately so we can provide guidance and, if necessary, schedule a follow-up visit.