9 essential questions if you’re considering facial fillers

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Thinking about refreshing your look with facial fillers? Here’s what you need to consider…

1 How do I want to look?

If you want to look rested, fresh and confident (yes, please) facial fillers could be an option to consider. Whether it’s to improve troublesome wrinkles, contour your features or firm your skin, it may just give you the subtle confidence boost you need to feel like a better version of you again. Because let’s be honest, as fantastic as some creams are, they can only go so far…

2 How do fillers work?

Moisturisers will always play an important role in helping to keep your skin looking good. As well as their hydrating properties, they can help to maintain elasticity and hold in moisture, improving the outer layers of your skin. But unfortunately, they can’t replace the volume that’s lost naturally from our faces as we age.

That’s where facial fillers such as Juvéderm can help. Made from a naturally occurring substance called hyaluronic acid, they’re injectables that combine with the water in your skin to restore lost fullness, and subtly smooth and enhance the contours of your face.

3 Are fillers different from muscle relaxants?

Muscle relaxants work by preventing muscle contraction, which causes wrinkles to relax and soften. Facial fillers, on the other hand, ‘fill in’ a wrinkle. By adding moisture back where it’s needed, the skin quality is improved and lines and wrinkles appear smoother. This ‘less is more’ approach means results are subtle, but can lead to a noticeable improvement in your overall appearance.

4 Are Juvéderm fillers permanent?

Juvéderm fillers are not permanent. Depending on the treatment that’s right for you, the effects will last approximately up to 9 to 24 months. And with Juvéderm’s unique patented technology that allows the hyaluronic acid gel to blend with the tissues beneath your skin, you’ll get a result that still looks like you.

5 How do I find the right practitioner?

If you’re considering fillers, it’s essential to use only a practitioner who is a member of the British College of Aesthetic Medicine, or the British Association of Cosmetic Nurses. Don’t be afraid to ask to see pictures of their previous patients. Remember, Juvéderm is all about enhancing your natural beauty, not creating dramatic change.

6 When will I see the results?

Unlike invasive surgery, you should see visible results straight after your treatment, which should only take around 30 minutes.

7 Can I find out more before committing myself?

Find a clinic near you and arrange a consultation with an expert aesthetic practitioner. They will talk through what you want to achieve, and help you decide if Juvéderm is right for you.

8 What does the treatment involve?

Firstly, the practitioner will sanitise the area to prepare your skin for treatment. Any discomfort from the small needles used should be minimal as the treatment doesn’t take long to perform, and most Juvéderm products contain a built-in anaesthetic. After each injection, the site will be massaged. If there is a little redness and swelling, this will soon subside – it’s just a normal reaction to the injection.

9 How long will it take to recover?

Not long at all. In fact, you should be able to carry on your daily activities as usual. Any slight swelling should calm down in a couple of days, but your practitioner may arrange a follow-up, just to check you’re happy with the results.

With fillers, you can get results after the most delicate of tweaks – and without invasive surgery. If you decide not to top up your fillers later on, any remaining hyaluronic acid will be absorbed into your skin without a trace. It’s a personal choice whether or not to have fillers, but it’s important to make the decision for positive reasons, rather than as a reaction to life events like a relationship break-up. Do it for yourself, because used in the right way facial fillers can be a brilliant confidence booster. And you won’t be alone – an estimated 5 million women are considering it too! Want to find out more? Visit juvederm.co.uk to find a clinic near you and arrange a consultation with an expert aesthetic practitioner.

(UK/0043/2018k Date of Preparation: February 2018)