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Dermal Fillers FAQs

Dermal fillers are rising in popularity as a treatment that addresses a plethora of conditions and can cater to a wide range of contouring abilities. Here at Dr Sib in Kensington, extensive knowledge and proficiency in dermal filler treatments means Dr Sib is able to offer advanced procedures including treating your tear troughs and even ageing hands. If you’re still figuring out how dermal fillers might be able to help you, then your search ends here as we have created an FAQ with all your questions answered below.


What are Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers are an injectable gel-like substance that contains hyaluronic acid, a natural occurring sugar within the skin. This particular acid is essential to your skin as it creates bounce and firmness, which is why dermal fillers are effective in volume because the sugar occurs naturally within the body and your skin will accept the dermal filler with ease.


Are they temporary or permanent?

Often confused with permanent dermal fillers which use silicon, injectable dermal fillers which contain hyaluronic acid are not permanent. Permanent dermal fillers are not buildable, which means they cannot be amended or customised and also come with serious risks to health. Temporary dermal fillers dissolve in your skin over time as part of a natural process, in exactly the way your acid reserves do


What areas can dermal fillers treat?

One of the reasons dermal fillers have risen to rapid popularity is because of their versatility. Whereas many other non-surgical treatments rely on their ability to simply reshape and volumize, dermal fillers can be used for:

  • Smoothening wrinkles
  • Lines at the corner of the eyes
  • Frown lines between eyebrows
  • Lip enhancement
  • Adding volume to the lip
  • Filling acne and other scars
  • Filling sunken cheeks and weak chins


When can I see my results?

The results are usually seen almost immediately after your treatment has been completed. Typically, a treatment will roughly be around 45 minutes to an hour.


Any aftercare procedures?

Ensuring the correct aftercare practice is extremely important, as how you care for the treated area will determine the success rate and length of your results. Dr Sibthorpe recommends that you avoid rubbing the treated area for 24 hours and, if possible, to avoid exercise for at least 24 hours.


If you’re interested in having any forms of dermal fillers, then please do not hesitate to get into contact with Dr Sibthorpe in Kensington today to begin your dermal filler journey.

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