That irresistible vibrancy of youthful skin melts away over the many years of our lives. As our faces lengthen, we look more mature and as we age even more, volume loss of facial muscle, fat and tissue occurs.
Dermal fillers help to restore volume to redefine the natural curves of the face. With skillful application, you'll look just like yourself, only fresher and more radiant.
What Are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal Fillers enhance facial features with natural-looking and feeling results. They are injected below the skin's surface to fill-in wrinkles or hollow areas, plump-up small areas such as the lips or redefine larger areas such as the cheeks. We have seen amazing results using a new technique for mid face lifting.
What Are The Benefits Of Dermal Fillers?
Dermal Fillers achieve a more youthful appearance by:
- Sculpting and lifting through the mid face.
- Adding definition to the chin and jaw lines.
- Reducing tear trough hollows.
- Restoring volume to the cheeks.
- Softening nasolabial folds or marionette lines.
Dermal fillers allow greater precision in wrinkle correction and can effectively treat medium to deep wrinkles, at depths which other methods cannot.
Dermal fillers are non-invasive compared to surgical solutions. They are biocompatible, rarely cause reaction, and can be dissolved by injection if there are any problems.
What Are The Risks Of Dermal Fillers?
On rare occasion, side effects following dermal filler injections can include swelling, redness, bruising and mild asymmetry as the inflammation settles down. There is also a risk of asymmetry developing after the filler injections, but this is completely correctable and generally minimal.
Very rarely, more serious side effects occur. These can include:
- Tissue death in the glabellar region
All risks are discussed in detail with our doctors at your consultation appointment.
How Many Dermal Filler Treatments Will I Need?
A single treatment every 9-12 months is needed to maintain results.
What Happens During My Dermal Filler Treatment?
You'll speak with our doctor or nurse about your background and medical history at your initial consultation. A treatment plan will be devised, which sets out how we will use dermal fillers (possibly in conjunction with other techniques and tools) to create the results that you want.
At your dermal filler appointment:
- The dermal filler product we use contains a local anaesthetic that makes the injection comfortable.
- The area to be injected is marked out.
- The dermal fillers are injected and we apply cold packs immediately afterwards.
- Mineral make-up completes the look and allows you to resume your daily activity.
- The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes in total, depending on the size of the area to be treated.
Are Dermal Fillers Painful?
Without local anaesthesia, we would rate the pain of dermal filler injections at around 3/10. With local anaesthesia, the pain rating is reduced to around 2/10.
What Can I Expect After My Dermal Filler Treatment?
Much of the difference you see after your initial dermal filler injection will be due to mild swelling; the real results become evident after 3-5 days. There is no downtime to dermal filler injections and you will be able to wear makeup and return to work immediately after your appointment.
What Precautions Should I Take Pre And Post Treatment?
There is no downtime required for dermal fillers and you can resume normal activities immediately. However you should avoid the following for 24 hours:
- Strenuous exercise
- Consumption of alcohol
It is also recommended to avoid the following for two weeks:
- Extended exposure to sun or uv light
- Extended exposure to heat or freezing temperatures
Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites. If you have swelling at the injection site you can apply an ice pack for a brief period to help with discomfort.
We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every two hours.
Whilst we have seen amazing results from Dermal Fillers, please know that results vary and we cannot make guarantees. We recommend coming and speaking to our registered nurses for an in-depth consultation. They will discuss in detail how Dermal Fillers work, whether they will be right for your skin type and the expected results in line with your skin goals.