Did you know that dermal fillers can be used in several places in our bodies? For example, they can be injected into your hands to make veins and bones less prominent. Also, it can restore volume lost in the aging process. They can also be used in our earlobes to prevent ripping and can correct damage from wearing heavy earrings. Dermal fillers can also be used on our feet to reduce pain and discomfort.
Many of us take our feet for granted. Did you know that our feet support 1.2 times our body weight during walking, and as much as 3 times that during aerobic activities? With so much pressure on them, it’s unsurprising that foot pain and injuries are extremely common.
There are several areas of the foot where the pain is most likely to strike. Ie, the ball of the foot, the toes, or our heels to name a few areas. Wherever your foot pain originates, it can be extremely debilitating. Fortunately, there is an alternative to simply taking pain medication. You can also reduce your foot pain and improve your quality of life using dermal fillers for your feet.
What are Dermal Fillers?
Hyaluronic Acid, (HA) is a safe, naturally occurring substance most often found in the joints. It acts as a cushion and as lubrication. It is exceptional at water-binding, meaning it traps water to the collagen within the skin. This causes our skin to become plumper and fuller. In facial aesthetics, this helps to restore volume and smooth lines. In our feet, it helps reduce friction which contributes to corns developing. It also stimulates the body’s own production of collagen, which creates new skin cells, perfect for fat pad atrophy.
“Foot fillers” are no different from facial fillers, except for their use on our feet. There are several types of filler available, but when it comes to podiatry, a highly viscous solution of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) is the standard choice. Having trained in Curacorn, a technique where HA is safely injected into problematic areas, we can help manage your pain.
Conditions that could benefit from treatment
Most people associate dermal fillers with facial anti-aging treatments, but they are also an extremely safe and effective way of addressing several issues with the feet. Initially, diabetic patients had HA injected into areas prone to ulcerate to prevent this from happening. By restoring volume in this area with dermal fillers, podiatrists can prevent painful ulceration that is common in people with diabetes.
However, it isn’t just patients with diabetes that can benefit from these injectables.
Prevention of corns. Corns are hard, thickened areas of skin that are most common on the feet and develop as a result of friction and pressure. They can be sensitive to touch and cause pain while wearing shoes. Curacorn can add volume to areas where corns might otherwise develop, creating cushioning to prevent the corn from developing.
Hammertoes. Where the middle joint bends downwards to look like a hammer. This painful condition can make walking and even wearing shoes very difficult. Curacorn can help to alleviate the inflammation and painful pressure associated with hammertoes.
Arthritis of the feet. Arthritis can affect any joints in the body, including those in the feet. The joints become swollen and extremely painful, and this can make wearing certain shoes and walking unbearable. By injecting filler, you can provide an additional layer of cushioning that protects the feet. Also alleviating discomfort which can improve your quality of life.
Enjoy wearing high heels without pain. Do you ever look longingly at a pair of high heels and wish you could wear them without ending the night crippled with pain? Dermal fillers for feet are a popular treatment that can make this dream a reality. We’ll be sharing further information about how to wear high heels comfortably in a future blog, so keep your eyes peeled.
La Preme Clinic can help reduce foot pain!
We are fully trained in administering fillers, having trained in Curacorn at Lipology– a leading name in dermal fillers for feet. To find out more or to schedule an appointment for this popular and transformative treatment, please contact our Glasgow podiatry clinic today or book online.