Dermal Fillers in Taunton

What are Dermal Fillers? Dr Baines, of Taunton, Explains All

Dermal fillers are fine injections used to fill out wrinkles and creases in the skin. They can also be used to increase the volume and definition of the lips and cheeks. It is a non-surgical procedure that aims to increase fullness and moisture in the skin. Br Baines, a local expert and provider of dermal filler injections in Taunton, answers all your questions regarding dermal fillers.

There are many types of dermal fillers that can be used and the most common fillers are products that contain hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is a natural substance found in the body which reduces with age. Hyaluronic acid helps to increase volume by adding temporary volume and definition. These types of dermal fillers are sometimes called "hyaluronic acid fillers." Dermal fillers are not permanent and they can last anything from 3 – 12 months depending on the person and the product brand used.

Every brand and type of filler can give different results and effects, and your skin care consultant will be able to advise you of these.

How do Derma Fillers work?

Dermal fillers "fill" space where wrinkle lines and creases are. Fillers are injected into the middle layer of the skin and help to lessen the appearance of static lines. Dermal fillers can last between 3 – 12 months and they stimulate your skin to produce more collagen, which makes the lines look better and lessen in the long term.

There are two types of dermal fillers. The first are fillers that when injected into the skin immediate plump the skin. Collagen and hyaluronic acid fillers are examples of this type of dermal filler and give immediate improvement after they are injected. These fillers last 3 - 12 months and disappear gradually as the body metabolizes the filler material.

The second filler type is referred to as a collagen stimulating filler. These fillers use particles which when injected into the skin cause the body to generate its own collagen. These fillers take longer to show improvement but the results generally last longer.

Why would you have Derma Fillers?

You may choose to have fillers if you have fine lines or wrinkles that you want to reduce or if you want to increase the volume and definition in your cheeks and lips and to refresh your skin.

What areas can Derma Fillers work on?

Dermal Fillers are used to treat a range of skin concerns, including reduced volume and fine to deep wrinkles and folds, such as smile, marionette and lipstick lines, those on the corners of the mouth, eyes, chin, neck, décolletage and hands.

Dermal fillers can subtly smooth, soften, contour and tone the skin, restoring youthful plumpness, enhancing and defining your features.

How long do Derma Fillers last?

Depending on the type of filler, the effects can last anywhere from 3 months to two years.  Semi-permanent or permanent filler effects can last up to five years, and sometimes longer.

What happens during the Derma Filler Treatment?

Dermal Fillers treatment involves injecting a medically developed solution under the skin with a fine needle to enhance facial features and plump and fill lines, grooves or sunken areas.

What are the benefits of Dermal Fillers?

Dermal fillers will reduce fine lines and wrinkles and increase volume, defining facial features without surgical treatment. The treatment is done in around an hour, depending on the amount you are having done and you can go back to your daily life immediately after.

The treatment is relatively painless as extremely fine needles are used.

Dermal fillers give your skin a refreshed and rejuvenated look and feel and can last up to a year.

You can have one area of your face treated and if you are happy with it then you can go back for more. You get charged for the amount of filler used and how many areas are being treated so there are no hospital care or anaesthetic costs.

What are the risks of Dermal Fillers?

The risks of dermal fillers are minimal. Be really clear about the result you are looking for and always remember less is more. You can always go back for another treatment when you have seen how they have worked for you.

You can get some very slight bruising after the treatment but this is not always the case and your doctor will talk you through how you can prevent this before your fillers and treat it after so there is minimal impact.

What should you look for when considering Dermal Fillers?

The most important thing for you is to find a medically trained consultant that specialises in facial aesthetics, who can show you results from their existing patients. Research is so important when you are considering dermal fillers.

Arrange a consultation appointment with them at their clinic and ask lots of questions. Write your questions down beforehand so you don’t forget anything. A good clinic will not charge for a consultation and will never push you to make an appointment.

During your consultation ask to see before and after photos of previous patients and ask how often the doctor carries out filler treatments.

During the meeting, they should review your medical history and discuss your goals with you. If they can easily answer your questions it is a sign they are familiar and confident with the treatment procedure.

They should tell you how to prepare for the treatment, do’s and don’ts and what to expect during and after, along with any side effects.

Good doctors will arrange a follow-up appointment after your treatment to check how it has worked and how you are feeling about the results.

You should feel comfortable and confident with the consultant who will be carrying out your procedure if you don’t then it is advisable to find someone else. Always make sure the person who conducts the consultation will be the one doing your treatment.

After your consultation appointment, research the clinic and the doctor carrying out the treatment. Don’t just rely on reviews from their customers on their own clinic's website, as these may not always give you a true picture of their customers' feedback.

Look at other clinic’s treatments, reviews and prices as a comparison, and be aware that quite often you will pay more for someone with a lot of experience and proven results.


Why Choose Dr Baines for your Dermal Filler treatment?

Dr Paul Baines has been medically qualified for over 23 years and has experience in a wide range of medical, surgical and non-surgical procedures. He offers a holistic approach to skincare and non-surgical aesthetic treatments and has been practising for the last 10 years.

Dr Baines ethos is to provide safe procedures and to ensure his patients maintain a natural look.  He believes ‘less is more’ and your friends and family will often just see a rejuvenated, fresher and younger looking you.

Dr Baines is happy to talk you through any questions or concerns you may have before booking your free consultation with him.

Dr Baines offers a free, no-obligation consultation and won’t carry out any treatment until he has done a thorough assessment of your skin, the benefits you are looking for and your medical history.

Dr Baines arranges a follow-up appointment with every patient after their treatment to assess how the procedure has worked for them. A further treatment may be offered at no extra charge if the desired effects have not been achieved and this is always at the discretion of Dr Baines at the follow-up appointment.

Dr Baines uses a range of Filler Products and will discuss these with you during your consultation advising you which one will give you the results you are looking for.

If you are considering Dermal Fillers in Taunton or anywhere in the South West then give Dr Baines a call on 07790 900939 and he will be happy to help and answer any questions you may have.