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When is the Right Time for Wrinkle Fillers?

Wrinkle fillers are a quick and effective treatment to eliminate lines and wrinkles, but when should you consider getting them?

20s

  • Most people won’t need wrinkle fillers in their 20s
  • Permanent expression lines are rare at this age but you may notice some early lines or fine wrinkles starting to form
  • Preventative treatments such as sun protection and Botox can be more effective at this age
  • If you do have premature lines, then wrinkle fillers could be an option

30s

  • Expression lines often start to become noticeable at this age
  • Nasolabial folds and lines under the eyes are usually the first to form
  • Wrinkle fillers can smooth away these lines
  • Preventative treatments are still important

40s

  • Permanent expression lines are more common and often get deeper over time
  • Fine wrinkles may also start to be more visible and can be treated with wrinkle fillers
  • Most people start regular wrinkle filler treatments at this age as the signs of ageing become more apparent, although they can be helpful earlier on

50+

  • Wrinkle fillers can continue to treat expression lines and wrinkles as they get deeper
  • Dermal fillers can also help with loss of volume and post-menopausal changes in your skin

Signs You Could Benefit from Wrinkle Fillers

Everyone’s skin ages at a different rate, depending on genetics and how well we take care of ourselves. Rather than starting at a specific age, it is more important to watch out for the signs that wrinkle fillers could be right for you:

  • Permanent creases beginning to form around the eyes or mouth
  • Permanent wrinkles
  • Loss of volume, usually starting in the cheeks
  • Sagging skin, often around the jaw

If you’re not sure whether wrinkle fillers are the right treatment for you then you can arrange a consultation with an expert at Dermadoc.

What Are the Risks of Surgical and Non-Surgical Nose Jobs?

Surgical and non-surgical nose jobs can achieve very similar results, but the procedures and the risks involved are very different. If you’re choosing between these treatment options then it is important to understand these differences.

Risks of Surgical Nose Jobs

A surgical nose job or rhinoplasty is a procedure performed under general anaesthetic to remove or reshape the bone, cartilage, and skin that make up your nose. Rhinoplasty is sometimes performed to treat breathing problems or snoring, but it is also used for purely cosmetic purposes.

All surgical procedures come with certain risks and rhinoplasty is no exception. It is important to be aware of the side effects and risks so that you can make an informed decision about whether cosmetic surgery is right for you.

  • Rhinoplasty will result in some bruising and swelling so you will need to take up to two weeks off to rest and recover. Light nosebleeds, a stuffed nose, and stiffness or numbness are also common in the first week.
  • It can take several months for the full results to be visible and there can still be some slight swelling for up to six months.
  • Surgical complications such as heavy bleeding, blood clots, infections or allergic reactions to the anaestheticare rare but can be very serious or even fatal.
  • If the procedure doesn’t go as planned then you could be left with breathing problems, changes in your sense of smell, or issues with the appearance of your nose. It may be possible to address some of these problems with another operation.

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Risks of Non-Surgical Nose Jobs

Non-surgical nose jobs are much simpler and safer than rhinoplasty. The treatment involves injecting dermal filler into your nose in order to add volume or reshape it as necessary. Although it can’t be used to address all the same issues as a surgical nose job, it can achieve many of the same results. You can use a non-surgical nose job to smooth out nose bumps, reshape the tip or your nose, or make it more symmetrical or balanced.

Since there is no need for an operation, non-surgical nose jobs are much safer than rhinoplasty.

  • You won’t need any time off after a non-surgical nose job. Although there can be some slight redness around the injection sites it isn’t usually very noticeable.
  • Some people experience bruising or swelling, but this isn’t common and should disappear within a week or so.
  • Some people feel a bit nauseous after getting dermal fillers.
  • The dermal filler can sometimes shift after the procedure or you may be unsatisfied with the results. Unlike rhinoplasty, the treatment can easily be tweaked by dissolving the filler or adding a little more where necessary.
  • More serious side effects such as vascular problems can occur in very rare cases, usually when the treatment is performed outside of a reputable clinic so it is vital to choose a trustworthy clinic for your non surgical nose job.

You can arrange a consultation at Dermadoc to get more advice on the risks and benefits of non-surgical nose jobs.

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