There’s no escaping from the fact that as our bodies age our skin loses elasticity. Various factors such as over-exposure to the sun, pollution, and lifestyle factors can increase the speed at which a woman’s skin loses it elasticity and bounce. At one time there was very little choice for women who wanted to halt the skin aging process. Nowadays we have many options at our fingertips ranging from anti-aging cream to surgery. Here at Swann Beauty we believe there’s a better option that’s quicker than creams and less invasive and final than surgery: dermal fillers.

Dermal fillers are made up of hyaluronic acid which is a sugar molecule that exists naturally in almost all living organisms. Its role is to bind water molecules and act as a lubricant and shock absorber in moveable parts of the body. It is also responsible for transporting nutrients and regulating water balance in the skin. Dermal fillers boost the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, revitalising and adding volume to the skin, thus diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Here we’re going to take a look at some of the main benefits of dermal fillers:

  • Quicker than creams – Anti-aging creams are a long-term investment in your skin. Applied daily in small amounts, the results can take several months to appear and may not even be very noticeable at all. Dermal fillers are injected into areas of the skin that need a little extra plumping and the results can be seen almost instantly.
  • Quicker than surgery – Most dermal filler procedures take less than an hour, so you can have your face plumped in your lunch hour then return to work straight after! Surgery tends to give slightly better results that will last much longer but it is very invasive and involves a recovery time of up to 4 to 6 weeks in most cases.
  • Long lasting but not permanent – Because dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid which occurs naturally within the body anyway, over time the acid dissipates and is re-absorbed by the body so the filling effect starts to wane. This is good for people that want to have a youthful look without committing to permanent surgery!
  • Natural looking effect – Dermal filler injections give a natural looking result that doesn’t alter the facial expressions of the recipient in the same way as filler treatments such as Botox can. As your face changes over time you can control the way you look with regular dermal fillers to plump out the right areas of your face.