Dermal Filling Treatment – Pros and Cons you Need to Know

The aging process is unfortunately inevitable. Wrinkles develop due to the passing of time and nobody is immune. Diet, health, hormones, the wind and sun also affect the process. In times past the only way to deal with sagging and wrinkles was to go under the surgeon’s knife – Definitely not everyone’s cup of tea! Nowadays there are many non-surgical beauty correction procedures readily available to help minimise the tell-tale signs of aging. Dermal filling treatment is one of the most popular and many people undergo the treatment time and time again. If you are getting tired of looking in the mirror you might well be thinking about dermal filling. Here’s the “need to know” pros and cons that go together with this treatment.

Look Younger

Dermal fillers are exactly what they say – Fillers that are used to pump up the dermal layers of the skin. Certain areas are prone to sagging and sinking which produces wrinkles. By injecting fillers into these areas, the face regains the fullness of youth and so minimising the signs of aging. As we age our lips can also become skinnier looking and are prone to hairline wrinkles around the edges. Dermal fillers can also be used to make the lips look fuller and reduce that skinny, lined look.

Nothing Lasts Forever

Dermal fillers reduce over time which means the results are relatively temporary. On average, they will last anywhere from six months to two years. This means once you start, if you want to keep that look, you will have to repeat the treatment. The cost of treatment can vary quite a lot, from a few hundred to over a thousand – If you need repeat treatments this is something to consider.

Synthetic v Natural Dermal Fillers

Synthetic dermal fillers usually need to be injected over a period of several weeks. The results however are relatively immediate and last for six to twelve months. Synthetic dermal fillers that contain calcium hydroxyapatite can last a lot longer – Up to two years. Natural fillers tend to be less risky with regards to allergic reactions. The downer with natural fillers is the results are much slower to appear.

Allergic Reactions

Botox is derived from cows and a lot of people can be allergic to this type of filler. Without doubt, it is best to have a skin test first. Natural fillers are autologous fats produced in the human body so the reaction to these dermal fillers is less commonplace. However, in some cases they can die off quickly after transplant which affects the results negatively.


Expect some pain while the dermal fillers are being injected. A little discoloration, bruising and even bleeding can also happen but not for long in most cases – Around thirty-six hours is the norm.

Dermal filling is a relatively painless beauty correction treatment. A readily available, non-surgical way to deal with the signs of aging. Even with the need for repeat treatment, compared to surgery the costs are relatively low. Choose a reputable and experienced beautician that specialises in this treatment and you will not go far wrong!