If you are looking to inject some youthfulness back into your look, then the chances are you have already heard of dermal fillers but perhaps don’t know exactly what they are, how they work, or why they might be the right choice for your next procedure.

To help you out, this handy guide is going to walk you through all the essential information you need to know before getting a dermal filler.

What is a Dermal Filler?

First of all, let’s start with the basics: What is a dermal filler?

A dermal filler is a gel that is injected into your face which contains hyaluronic acid. This acid, which is already present in your skin in a small amount, helps to maintain a youthful appearance by retaining moisture.

Where can a filler be used?

Dermal fillers are incredibly versatile and can used for a variety of things, such as:

  • Tear trough filler
  • Lip fillers
  • Face fillers
  • Jawline fillers
  • Chin fillers

How does a filler work?

The hyaluronic acid in the gel injection helps the skin to maintain even more moisture while also strengthening the skin and promoting collagen production.

What are the benefits?

A dermal filler not only helps you to recapture your youth by boosting your skin hydration, it also helps to lift and smooth out the skin, helping to get rid of lines and wrinkles, which are highly unwanted signs of aging.

A dermal filler is also a great choice if you want to restructure parts of your face as well. They can help to sculpt the nose, jaw, and chin to rejuvenate the way you look to the world.

Alongside these uses of fillers, another way they can help you is by filling in what is known as tear-throughs. This is where a division is created between the lower eyelid and the cheek giving the impression of a very bad dark circle. A dermal filler can get rid of this and allow you to look more energised and youthful.

What are the side effects?

The main side effects of dermal fillers include bruising, redness, and swelling which are all very common and go down after a period of two weeks.

On occasion, the filler can rise to the surface of the skin and give off a blueish hue when the light hits it, which is known as the Tyndall effect. This is easily resolved by dissolving the filler with an injection and doing the procedure again.

What are the different brands?

The main brands of fillers are Juvederm, Restylane, Belotero and Teosyal. Most fillers contain lidocaine which help reduce discomfort during injections.

At Luxe Skin, Juvederm Vycross is the brand of choice because of its premium quality as this offers every client a smoother result that integrates better with the skin. The Juvederm Vycross fillers come in three strengths which are, from weakest to strongest, Volbella, Volift and Voluma, which are used on different areas of the face to ensure that you get the best result possible.

How much does it cost?

Fillers are usually priced per 1ml syringe. At Luxe Skin only the premium Juvederm Vycross range of fillers are used which means you will be paying £375 per 1ml syringe.

Now that you have all the essential information you need to make a well-informed decision, you can use the Luxe Skin website to book a consultation with a professional in Glasgow to help you get the best treatment and results possible.




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