Are Dermal Fillers Worth It?

Mar 23, 2022

Are you thinking about getting fillers? Whether you’re looking for cheek fillers to restore youthful heights or lip fillers to perfect your pout, it’s essential to make sure the treatment is right for you. Everybody is different and will have a unique relationship with enhancement or augmentation. As such, there are a few factors to consider when deciding whether or not fillers are worth it for you. 

Read on for more information about fillers and for some areas to think about carefully before booking a consultation.


What are dermal fillers?

If you’re looking to replace lost volume in your face, then fillers can do just that. These injectable gels made of nattily occurring hyaluronic acid add plumpness to areas of your face and lips to improve structure and rejuvenate your overall appearance, helping us to look less tired, and more refreshed. Many fillers contain Hyaluronic Acid, a substance our bodies produce naturally. 

By carefully injecting the fillers into the desired area, an aesthetic doctor can give you instant results. Fillers are suitable for use in the cheeks, jaw and chin, as well as temples and tear troughs. Lip fillers give your mouth volume and definition.


How to know if fillers are worth it

Every person is unique and will have a different response to fillers. For some, it may be a significant procedure that renews their confidence. Others may find that they do not wish to continue with further rounds of cheek or lip fillers after their initial treatment.


Consider your reasoning for getting fillers

One of the main factors in determining whether it’s worth getting fillers is to think about the reason you’re contemplating them in the first place. 

Are you looking to boost your confidence? Will the fillers be for your own sense of wellbeing or are you seeking to change your appearance for somebody else? If you go into the process expecting unrealistic results or hoping that cosmetic augmentation will ‘fill’ a certain area of your life, such as a relationship, then it may be best to explore those feelings more deeply before making a decision.

On the other hand, if you feel that dermal fillers will enhance your sense of self and improve your confidence, you will likely find more value in the results. 


Are you happy with temporary results?

It’s important to note that fillers are not permanent. Depending on the cosmetic clinic you visit, the area you receive the fillers, and the product used, your results will last between 6 and 18 months. Because fillers are made from Hyaluronic Acid (HA), the body naturally breaks them down over time. Before undergoing treatment, it’s vital that you’re aware of this temporary nature. 

Many people choose to top up their fillers every six to nine months to sustain that volume. Fillers are most effective when used alongside a good anti-ageing skincare routine.


What about risks?

In most cases, risks from fillers are minimal. You may experience some bruising, redness and tenderness or in the areas treated. 

In rare cases, infections and more severe, prolonged side effects can occur. This can include injecting into a blood vessel and stopping blood flow to another part of the face. The filler would need to be immediately dissolved. While very rare (one in a million, blindness can occur). If you have any concerns or questions, you can always speak to your aesthetic doctor. 


Weighing up the cost

The price of fillers will vary depending on who carries them out and how much they inject. You are not paying for the filler but for the doctor’s skill and experience. Prices can range from hundreds to a few thousand pounds.

If fillers are going to make a real difference to your appearance and how you feel about yourself, then you may find the results outweigh the monetary expense. 

In contrast, if you are unsure how you’ll feel about the results and don’t wish to have additional filler treatment in the future, it may not be the best option for you.

Finding the right aesthetic practitioner for the job is essential in making sure you get the most effective results at the best price. At Dr Nestor’s, our experienced team members have the training and expertise to get beautiful, natural-looking results every time. For more details on our treatment costs, take a look at our pricing page.


Effective, natural-looking fillers in Edinburgh

Dr Nestor and the team believe in restoring youthful features in a way that gives a subtle, natural appearance. If you’re seeking fillers to restore a youthful (not younger), fresher, less tired appearance, why not visit our award-winning aesthetic clinic? 

If you’d like to see some examples of our filler treatments, take a look at our ‘before and after’ page or get in contact if you have any queries. And if you’ve decided that dermal fillers are a worthwhile option for you, feel free to book an appointment with us.