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Impact of Dermal fillers and Mental Wellbeing

Updated: Sep 29, 2020

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In today's age, there are plenty of different types of dermal fillers available for several aesthetic procedures.

“As scientific developments continue at rapid rates we are slowly replacing the demand for high risk surgical procedures. Dermal fillers are currently the most popular alternative on expanded areas.”

Ocean Aesthetics have a team of highly trained practitioners with a wealth of experience in this field. Our free consultations can provide insight as to whether a treatment would be beneficial and what risks each patient would need to consider for their individuals goals.

With several advancements in aesthetics medicine, dermal fillers are smoothly replacing the traditional and invasive surgical procedures. According to the ISAS (International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery), there were more than 15 million aesthetic procedures with minimal surgical invasions in the last year.

The new fillers are mostly of the hyaluronic acid component and its derivatives. According to statistical data, more than 3 million procedures involved hyaluronic acid fillers in the year 2019.

Why patients consider Dermal Fillers?

  • Correction of facial folds and wrinkles

  • Correction of deficits in facial volume

  • Smoothening of the fine lines

  • Improvement in the quality of the skin

  • Augmentation of the cheeks and lips

  • Contouring of the facial features

Amongst these procedures, more than 90 per cent of patients were females of almost every age (over 18).

Benefits of Dermal Fillers

Mental Impact

Dermal fillers can enhance the physical outlook and appearance of the person. People suffering from social anxiety and social phobia due to their appearance can easily benefit from these procedures.

According to the data, patients who underwent correction of their nasolabial folds were having a more positive impact on their overall self-esteem and life. These patients were having improvements in their social relations and interactions.


Self-esteem belongs to a psychological concept which says that it is a complex combination of positive and negative judgements about one's self.

Most of the time, people assume self-esteem as the viewpoint with which others see them. The perception of others has a strong impact on a person's internal feelings. If a person has lacking self-esteem, this is due to negative perceptions of the others.

According to several surveys, patients receiving aesthetic corrections with the help of dermal fillers were living a life with more quality in their self-esteem. They were more confident in comparison to their past. These patients were even willing to continue the use of these fillers for their better future ad interpersonal relationships.


Now, people perceive the use of dermal fillers as a part of their routine self-care. If a person is suffering from self-insecurity and anxiety, there is no problem adapting treatment for the cause. In the time of lockdowns and social distancing, people spent most of their time with themselves. During this period, most of the population had an increase in their self-concerns, which led to an increase in the use of dermal fillers.

Non-invasive Procedure

In comparison to their cosmetic procedures, dermal fillers provide a non-invasive treatment. Surgical procedures do not carry a good reputation due to their complexities. People are more prone to using dermal filler injections to enhance their facial and body features.

With dermal fillers, patients can get their enhancement in just one session with the help of injections. These filler injections are less painful in comparison to traditional methods. Other than it, these dermal filler injections can prevent the post-op complexities of the surgeries.

Since the COVID-19 lockdown we have seen a dramatic increase in enquries for Dermal Filler treatments, we highly advise all patients who are considering this treatment to seek a thorough consultation at Ocean Aesthetics London with our qualified experienced physicians and practitioners.


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