One only needs to take a look through a magazine or flick through your TV stations to see that cosmetic enhancements are not the taboo they once were.  And you won’t only find them injected into the faces of the rich and famous anymore either. Fillers are one of the most popular ‘tweakments’, and can go a long way in rejuvenating your complexion. Here’s what you need to know about them.

Dermal fillers: what are they?

Most fillers these days have hyaluronic acid as their base. This is because this molecule is known for its ability to store water and make skin appear more plump and hydrated. When injected into the skin, it fills in lines for a smoother, more youthful complexion. Fillers are also a popular choice for adding volume to areas such as the lips and under the eyes, that can start to shrink and sag as we age. But how long can you enjoy your fresh new look for? The results can last anywhere from three to six months before requiring a top-up.

Does it hurt?

It might hurt a bit — you are being punctured with a needle, after all — but numbing cream can be applied a few minutes before treatment to make it more comfortable. It is also normal to experience some bruising and tenderness for a few days (so don’t make any plans to show off your new face just yet!). Avoid wearing makeup and exposure to intense heat until the day after your procedure. And, if you are experiencing any swelling, you can apply an icepack to the area which will help to reduce it.

Play it safe

Dermal fillers can be a great anti-aging, youth-restoring tool but, as the old saying goes, less is definitely more! While some celebs like to go over-the-top (here’s looking at you, Kylie Jenner), fillers should actually look natural and be almost undetectable when administered correctly. While this is a low-risk procedure, keep an eye on your healing process and follow the aftercare instructions to avoid infection.

At Dermcare, we offer the number-one-selling Juvéderm® dermal fillers. Contact us if your face needs some freshening up!