Everything You Should Know About Wrinkle Fillers

April 20, 2022
Helen Hunt Facial Treatment
written by Helen Hunt

Wrinkles are a natural part of ageing, but if you want to minimise the effects, you might be considering wrinkle filler or another form of wrinkles treatment for fine lines. It’s a good idea to gather as much knowledge about the process before going ahead. This guide will provide you with all the information you need to know about wrinkle filler.

What is wrinkle filler treatment?

It’s important to note that fillers are different from anti-wrinkles Botox. While Botox freezes muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkles, dermal fillers inject the skin with a substance similar to hyaluronic acid (a compound our bodies naturally produce). This substance plumps the skin to fill fine lines and wrinkles, creating a youthful, voluminous appearance. This type of wrinkle filler is great for improving the look of lines and folds around the mouth and chin. However, as well as reducing the appearance of wrinkles, dermal fillers can also help rejuvenate your cheeks, add plumpness to lips and add definition to your jawline.

Does it hurt?

Dermal fillers involve using a needle to inject the filler substance into the skin. At Helen Hunt, we use a topical numbing cream to reduce discomfort. There should be no pain, however, you might feel a pinch as the needle goes in.

How long does it take to see the effects of wrinkle fillers, and how long do they last?

Wrinkle filler treatment has an immediate effect. You may notice some swelling right after your appointment, however, this should reduce over the next couple of days, revealing a refreshed, smooth complexion. Some people find that the most effective results come from a few rounds of filler.  Your aesthetic practitioner will be able to guide you on the best course of action during your consultation. The exact time may vary but you can usually expect dermal filler treatment to last between 6 to 18 months. The variation comes from the fact that our bodies naturally break down the filler — and some people’s bodies may break it down more quickly than others.

Can wrinkle fillers cause side effects?

At Helen Hunt, we only use FDA approved fillers that contain a substance closely related to hyaluronic acid. You’ll receive treatment from a highly qualified practitioner for utmost safety. However, as with any aesthetic skin care treatment, you may experience some mild side effects after getting dermal fillers. Commonly, these include: 

  • Bruising 
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness at the injection site
  • Itching or discomfort

These side effects should be mild and subside after a few days. If you experience ongoing side effects or (in very rare cases) develop a headache, blurred vision or allergic reaction, always seek medical advice from your doctor.

What aftercare will I need?

After dermal filler treatment, it’s important to keep your skin free from makeup for at least 12 hours. Try to avoid touching or massaging your face and limit exercise for 24 hours. If you experience swelling or bruising, arnica cream and a cold compress can help reduce it. You can also take paracetamol to minimise any discomfort or soreness.

Book a wrinkle filler consultation with Helen Hunt

There are lots of effective wrinkle treatments that can help reduce fine lines and the visible signs of ageing. If wrinkle fillers sound like a good option for you, why not book a free consultation at Helen Hunt? As an experienced aesthetic practitioner, Helen can guide you through the entire wrinkle filler process, from an initial chat to comprehensive aftercare.  Feel free to get in touch today and take a look at our price list for more information on bespoke treatment packages. 

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