Ask the expert: Injectable dermal fillers are one of the most popular treatments in the UK to restore lost volume, fill out creases and generally revitalise the facial appearance for a more youthful look. However, like many treatments that are put in to the wrong hands, abused and used improperly, dermal fillers have started to get a bad reputation for looks such as a ‘trout pout’ or ‘cat face’. This can make someone look older than their years and the proportions of the face look almost cartoon-like.
Certain celebrities and those in the public eye who have somewhat ‘lost their way’ with the use of dermal fillers have been partly to blame for the popularity of this somewhat, ‘strange’ look. Worse still, unqualified practitioners who do not understand how to assess the proportions and the anatomy of the face and how to assess if a patient is perhaps suffering body dysmorphia, are making huge mistakes and ‘over-treating’ with dermal fillers. This not only causes unnatural results but putting people’s health at risk, as they are not medically qualified or trained to use a needle-led treatment.
Our dermal filler ethos
At Skin Perfection, our ethos is to give natural beauty and skin rejuvenation to your face, safely and expertly. Our medical professionals who administer dermal fillers are highly-trained to assess the unique proportions of your face, rather than perhaps just focusing on one area.
Our doctors will also conduct a consultation prior to any dermal filler treatment, so that they can assess your concerns, check your medical history and discuss why you are seeking the treatment. This means that both you and the practitioner will be in full agreement to proceed with the treatment and understand how the best results will be achieved.
Natural filler results – Product selection
Using the most appropriate product for your concern is also key to achieving a natural result with dermal fillers. There are over 150 HA dermal fillers on the market in the UK and many are not regulated or tested. At Skin Perfection, we only use the highest-quality dermal filler products which have been proven safe for use. Dermal fillers also come in a variety of viscosities (thickness) and are designed for specific areas of the face.
Certain types of fillers need to be selected to give the best result for a specific, facial area. Lips will require a soft-yet-resilient filler as they tend to dissolve fast in this area due to the constant movement of the lips. Thinner product will be used in areas such as the tear trough (under eye) as the delicate skin of this area will show-up thicker fillers beneath the surface of the skin. What’s more, the tear trough is an extremely delicate area, which contains a myriad of vital blood vessels, so needs to be treated very carefully, using specific techniques as well as product.
There is also now a range of dermal fillers on the market that don’t necessarily act to plump and add volume, but to rejuvenate the skin on a cellular level to create an overall, hydrated and youthful appearance. Many people are now choosing this option rather than focusing on a specific area of the face. These fillers contain active ingredients, rather like liquid skincare and are becoming hugely popular for those looking to obtain a natural enhancement to their overall facial appearance.
At Skin Perfection, we offer these products and will be delighted to give you more information about this choice, in your no-obligation consultation.
Natural look dermal filler treatment in London
Contact our clinical team today to find out more, or to book a consultation. I look forward to welcoming you to Skin Perfection London.