Dermal filler treatments have been growing exponentially in popularity over the last few years, with more and more people opting for non-surgical cosmetic treatments owing to their quick procedure time, lack of downtime, and long lasting but non-permanent results. They are also a very cost-effective treatment compared to surgery. Not to mention a much lower risk of complications.

In the age of Instagram and other similar social media platforms, these non-surgical procedures have definitely become the stars of the show, with celebrities including the Kardashian/Jenner clan, Megan Fox and Bella Thorne as fans of non-surgical cosmetic treatments.

Dermal fillers can be used to contour the face and rejuvenate your appearance, giving you a more youthful and balanced profile. Every patient will receive a bespoke treatment to create the ideal result for the individual.

Today we will be sharing our top 5 most popular dermal filler treatments for 2018.

Lip Filler

Did you know that you lose 50% of your lip volume by age 50?

Lip filler treatments are without a doubt our most popular treatment. Gone are the days of the ‘trout pout’ and thankfully there are far fewer horror stories of lip filler gone wrong, as administered by cowboy practitioners.

Many new techniques have been developed to create the perfect shape for everyone. Full, natural lips are a timeless symbol of youth. Whether you wish for a more defined shape, more volume, a more upturned ‘happy’ appearance, heart shaped lips or a lifted cupid’s bow.

Lip augmentation can completely transform the face with just one quick procedure that takes approximately 30 minutes, with immediate results that last between 8 and 10 months, and no downtime.

Soft, hyaluronic acid based dermal filler is injected into the lips, which is what fills the shape and size. Hyaluronic acid is a natural sugar that is produced naturally by our bodies. Over the 8-10 months (depending on your metabolism) the body breaks down these sugars, and the lips will eventually return to their natural size and shape until you decide to top up again. You can choose to top up before the fillers completely break down to maintain the result.

Possible side effects are minimal, but include possible mild swelling and bruising, though this should subside shortly after the treatment. Many people find that they get no side effects at all.

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Nose Filler

Nose filler procedures are arguably the most impressive and transformative treatments that can be obtained with dermal fillers, with many people believing that these results are impossible without surgery.

In fact, by injecting dermal filler we can make the nose appear both thinner and shorter or build the shape up if desired.

Famously nicknamed the ’10-minute nose job,’ this treatment can be completed in (as the name suggests) just ten minutes and offers immediate results that last up to 12 months. A thicker type of dermal filler is used in the nose compared to the lips due to the structural aspect of the procedure. This allows a longer lasting result that holds its shape until it is completely broken down by your body.

A straight, and symmetrical nose is a highly desirable shape, and can completely transform a person’s face. Some people prefer a completely straight nose, others appreciate a slight ski-slope effect, both are achievable with dermal fillers. Whether you have a large bump, a hooked nose, asymmetry, or a flat nasal bridge, a non-surgical rhinoplasty could be the treatment that can completely change how you feel about your appearance and give you the confidence boost that you need.

Surgical rhinoplasty is one of the most common surgical cosmetic procedures, but with many people discovering the magic of non-surgical procedures that offer immediate results, (compared to over 6 months to heal from surgical rhinoplasty) as well as a far lower risk of complications, many people are shunning the scalpel, and opting for a needle instead.

As part of this procedure, the practitioner may advise that you also add a little filler to your chin in order to balance your profile and maximise the results. The sign of a great cosmetic doctor is for them to assess your whole face and profile and give advice of what treatment would work best for you. They also should be very honest about anything that may limit the extent of your results. An honest doctor is a great doctor.

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Jawline Filler

Jawline filler is a great option to achieve a more balanced profile and is a very popular treatment for men who are looking to achieve a more chiselled and masculine appearance which is synonymous with the alpha male. Women who have a weak jaw but want to achieve that Angelina Jolie or Halle Berry-esque defined jawline can also benefit from this treatment.

A weak jawline, though some find attractive, especially in women, can be a source of insecurity for others. Injections using a micro cannula of high density dermal filler into the jawline can emulate the appearance of a more pronounced bone structure, which can balance out the proportions of your face. This procedure generally lasts between 9 and 12 months.

The male appearance is characterised by a strong, defined jawline that is wider than that of a woman’s. A good practitioner will take this into account and alter the techniques used to suit the individual.

A recent study from the USA found that firms whose male CEOs have wider faces (relative to facial height) achieve superior financial performance. Men, as if you needed any more persuasion.

With age, the jawline can also lose some of its definition, so as well as being a great option for those who were not blessed with a sharp jawline in the first place, it can be a great procedure choice for those who may have had great structure when they were younger but have lost the definition due to the natural ageing process.

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Cheek Filler

Is there anything more universally attractive than a full pair of cheeks to complement and complete a youthful looking face?

Cheek fillers without a doubt had to be included on this list, with many clients, young and old opting for this procedure.

With time, the natural ageing process causes the face to lose the fat that fills the cheeks. This a natural by-product of getting older that many wish to combat. Though for some, they may never have been blessed with naturally prominent cheekbones and wish to create them.

Depending on the desired results, the cheeks can be augmented to any size, whether you just want to regain some youthful plumpness, or you wish to create the illusion of higher and more prominent cheekbones, your cosmetic doctor will listen to your wishes, and also assess what will work best to complement the rest of your face.

Thick filler is injected into the cheeks using a needle, with a procedure time of approximately 30 minutes, and results lasting up to 18 months. This is one of the longest lasting places to inject dermal filler.

According to studies, a diamond is the most attractive shape for women. By widening the cheeks using filler, this can make the forehead and chin appear slimmer, thus giving you this coveted face shape. (Think Tyra Banks, Rihanna, and Vanessa Hudgens.)

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Tear Trough

Bags under the eyes can make you appear tired and older than you are, and sometimes no matter how much sleep you get, water you drink, and eye cream you buy, nothing seems to plump up the sagging skin underneath your eyes.

Tear trough filler is a great choice for those who suffer from constant bags under their eyes, as this may be caused by a loss or lack of fat filling the area under your eye. Filling this space with dermal filler will plump up this area and give you a fresher, rejuvenated appearance.

This is the type of treatment that will cause people to comment on how well you look, rather than ask what you have had done. (If you decide to tell them all about the super impressive detox you just finished rather than the treatment you have had, we can keep it our little secret!)

Tear trough treatment will take about 30 minutes to complete and will offer fast results that will last up to a year.

Due to this procedure being in a very sensitive area, you may experience bruising and swelling immediately after the treatment, and of all treatments we have mentioned in this blog post, this is the treatment with the most risk associated with it. This is why it is incredibly important to go to a reputable medical professional who has completed specific training in this procedure to minimise any chance of asymmetry or necrosis.

As with all dermal filler treatments, you can return to work straight away as there is no downtime associated with this type of non-surgical procedure.

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