Dermal fillers are becoming increasingly popular in the cosmetic world and aesthetic field, providing many people with an affordable, non-invasive, cost-effective option to achieve their desired beauty goals. In recent years, the demand for natural looking results especially for facial rejuvenations has increased.
The results that dermal fillers can provide are significant and can help to enhance facial features or reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines. But some patients want to ensure they don't look overdone. They want to look natural, even after a dermal filler treatment. Can this be achieved?
In this blog post, I will discuss how to best ensure that a dermal filler treatment results in a natural look. I'll explain the kinds of fillers available, which ones are best for achieving natural results, the techniques used, and factors to keep in mind when considering a dermal filler treatment.
Types of Dermal Fillers
When it comes to dermal fillers, there is a wide variety available. Different types of dermal fillers have different properties and are used to achieve different aesthetic goals. The three most common categories are hyaluronic acid (HA) fillers, collagen-stimulating fillers, and non-permanent fillers.
1. Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Fillers: HA fillers are the most popular type and only type of dermal filler in the UK. They are FDA-approved and are used to fill in wrinkles and deep creases. Hyaluronic acid fillers are widely used in the United Kingdom due to their high levels of safety and reliability. It is a natural substance which can be found in every living organism. As a result it is biocompatible and side-effects/reactions are very rare. Around thirty million individuals have benefited from treatment with hyaluronic acid fillers. Products which use hyaluronic acid include Intraline, Restylane, Belotero, Teosyal and Juvéderm. Hyaluronic acid fillers come in varying levels of thickness and so they are a flexible option to improve different sections of the face. Thinner fillers are more suitable for wrinkles and fine lines, or enrichment of the lips, while thicker fillers are able to address very deep wrinkles and volume loss and structural enhancements, lasting between six and eighteen months.
HA fillers offer natural-looking results, which makes them ideal for those looking to maintain a more subtle look.
2. Collagen-Stimulating Fillers: Collagen-stimulating fillers use naturally occurring substances like Calcium Hydroxylapatite (CHA) and Poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) to stimulate collagen production and make the skin look firmer. These treatments are more long-lasting (typically lasting from 9-18 months) and are best for those looking for more dramatic, noticeable results.
3. Non-Permanent Fillers: Non-permanent fillers are made up of products designed to add volume and contour to the face without the need for surgery. These treatments also last longer than HA fillers, but are not as long-lasting as collagen-stimulating fillers.
Best Choice for Natural Results
For those looking for natural results, HA fillers are usually the best choice. As mentioned, HA fillers give the most natural-looking results while also providing the most flexibility. They can be injected in small amounts to subtly enhance areas of the face or fill in wrinkles. With more skilled injectors, natural results can be achieved right away.
Techniques Used to Achieve a Natural Look
There are a few techniques a skilled injector can use to ensure that a dermal filler treatment achieves natural-looking results. For example, a trained injector can inject in smaller amounts to ensure that the results look subtle and natural.
Also, they can use micro-cannulae when performing the treatment, which allows them to work more precisely and quickly with less pain and bruising.
In addition, injectors can use massage and rolling techniques to help the filler product blend better with the skin and achieve the desired results. This helps to minimize the risk of lumps and other irregularities which could lead to an unnatural look.
Factors to Consider for Natural-Looking Results
When considering a dermal filler treatment, there are a few factors to keep in mind that can affect the overall outcome of the treatment and help to ensure natural-looking results. Firstly, it's important to choose the right injector-one who specializes in dermal fillers and has plenty of experience. Choosing the right injector will go a long way towards ensuring natural-looking results.
It's also important to choose the right product. Different products are better suited to different areas, and understanding which product is best for the desired area can help to ensure the results appear natural.
Finally, communication between the patient and the injector is key
It's important to discuss the desired results and be clear about what look is being sought. By discussing these details beforehand and communicating throughout the procedure, an injector can better ensure that the patient gets the natural-looking results they're looking for.
Overall, dermal fillers are a great option for those looking for a non-invasive way to enhance their facial features or reduce the look of wrinkles and fine lines. By discussing the desired results beforehand and choosing the right product and injector, natural-looking results can be achieved.
In conclusion, dermal filler treatments can be a great option for those wanting to look naturally refreshed, without looking overdone. By following the tips outlined, patients can achieve natural-looking results and maintain their desired aesthetic goals.