June 28, 2024

Everything You Need to Know About Dermal Fillers/Cosmetic Injectables

Considering dermal fillers? Read this first!

Why are dermal fillers so popular? Once regarded as an extreme form of treatment, only reserved for the likes of celebrities and A-listers, dermal fillers are now much more mainstream. This is due to how accessible they have become and the general convenience of these treatments being non-surgical and non-invasive – so you have less worries about down time and post-treatment healing. Their popularity has soared over the last decade, so if you’ve been searching the web for ‘dermal fillers near me,’ in and around the Cheltenham area, allow us to breakdown the info surrounding them before you reach out for a consultation.

At Town House Face and Body Clinic here in Cheltenham, we offer modern dermal filler treatments, targeted to your specific concerns. Our expertise encompasses the following areas:

Cheek Enhancement

Saggy Jowls

Lip Rejuvenation

Chin Enhancement

Jawline Definition


Marionette Lines

Nasolabial lines

Non-surgical Rhinoplasty

What are dermal fillers?

Dermal fillers, otherwise known as facial fillers, are described as biomaterials – meaning they are designed to be put into the body, for either medical or therapeutic reasons. They can be natural or synthetic, but are made to interact in harmony with the body and its functions.

These gel-like substances are used to: contour, strategically plump fines and wrinkles and add volume to specific areas of the face.

What type of dermal filler do you use?

You’ve probably already heard of it – hyaluronic acid.

But what is hyaluronic acid?

A hugely popular ingredient in many skincare products today, it is known for its hydrating benefits for the skin, both topically and in dermal filler treatments. All of the premium quality dermal fillers that we use (lip fillers, cheek fillers, etc.) are made of hyaluronic acid. In fact, it is a type of naturally occurring sugar that our skin produces a small amount of, before production drops off at a certain age. In the gel form that’s used in facial filler, hyaluronic acid can bind with collagen, to maximise its plumping and re-firming results, for skin that looks instantly revived and more youthful.

How much are dermal fillers?

The price varies, depending on the amount of filler used, as different areas of the face and facial concerns will require different amounts of filler in order to achieve the desired results.

If the cost of a dermal filler treatment is a concern, we also offer flexible payment plans for dermal fillers, including the option of PayPal Pay-in-3, allowing our clients the freedom to be able to indulge in the self-care our treatments provide, without the additional worry of a large initial payment. So you can treat yourself, stress-free.

How do I sleep after dermal fillers?

Excellent question. No concern is too small, and there are no silly questions when it comes to client’s concerns either. You’ll be happy to hear that there is no conclusive evidence that says you absolutely cannot sleep or workout after undergoing a filler treatment. According to The Harley Filler Specialist London, it more depends on where you have had filler injected and in what quantity, that will dictate how you should sleep after treatment.

However, for the best beauty sleep after filler, it is generally recommended by most practitioners not to sleep directly on your face or to apply pressure to the site of injection for at least 3-4 hours after the treatment, in order to help any swelling to go down, and to prevent filler migration. Sleeping on your back and keeping your head and face elevated, propped up on an extra pillow, could be a good idea if you’re feeling worried about it. Of course, your injector will be on-hand post-treatment to give you all the advice you need about this.

Can I work out after having filler done?

Whilst exercising after filler isn’t necessarily bad, it is generally recommended not to do strenuous exercise, or anything that will increase blood flow to the area where filler was injected. Tailored aesthetics, who also have a great dermal filler advice page, advise that you shouldn’t do any strenuous exercise “for at least 24-48 hours after treatment.” Of course, after your specific treatment, the best person to give you advice will always be your practitioner, who can tell you how long to leave it for before heading back to the gym. Everyone is different, but the general advice post-filler is to take it easy!

How long do dermal fillers take to settle?

Dermal fillers are popular because they provide practically immediate results, meaning that they settle quickly, with the only side-effects being some slight bruising, swelling and/or redness around the site of injection. This quickly subsides and depending on the site and nature of your treatment, you can expect to see visible, natural results in a matter of days.

How long does dermal filler last?

Dermal fillers can last anywhere from six months to a year, or even as long as eighteen months, depending on the amount that is injected, and the location of the filler. There are individual factors worth taking into consideration too, including the client’s lifestyle, individual metabolism, etc.

What to avoid after filler?

After any dermal fillers, the NHS guidance is generally to avoid alcohol, coffee and the sun. Here at Townhouse Cheltenham, Eliza will always be on-hand too, to provide all the advice and information you need.

Feeling curious?

If the above information has you considering beginning your aesthetics journey with us here at Townhouse Cheltenham, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be more than happy to give you tailored, personal advice and guidance in a no-obligation consultation session at our lovely Cheltenham clinic.

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