What is it?
Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance used to create volume where it has either been lost or placed in an area the patient wants enhanced. Main areas of use include the lips, the cheeks, tear troughs, brow, the naso-labial folds (crease between nose and corners of mouth), jawline, chin, temples and backs of the hands. Dermal fillers are made up of a synthetic form of a naturally occurring substance in the body, Hyaluronic Acid. There are different levels of thickness, ranging from a thin consistency commonly used for areas such as the lips and tear trough, to a medium thickness and a very thick form which is used for the cheek area.
An initial consultation will involve gathering some information about your health to assess your suitability for treatment. Assessment of the areas of concern and establishing a treatment plan to help improve these. You will be educated on the expected outcome and we will answer any questions you may have. The treatment generally involves the application of a topical anaesthetic and cold compress to help reduce discomfort. The product may be administered either through a fine needle or a cannula and takes approximately 30 minutes depending on the area. There will be an immediate result, however, the filler itself can take at least a couple of weeks to fully integrate into the tissues. Therefore, best results are after two weeks. We do recommend a review appointment at 2 weeks.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable hyaluronic acid gels that restore volume to a desired area of the face. The products are placed below the skins surface to provide more youthful contours and smoother skin.
How quickly will I see results?
Results from dermal filler treatments are instant
How long will results last?
Depending upon what sort of filler has been used, results can last between 9-24 months. This can vary depending upon the individual metabolic rate and area treated.
Are there any side effects
Dermal filler treatments are usually well tolerated. However, there are some possible side effects including: injection site redness, pain, firmness, swelling, lumps and bumps, bruising, itching and discolouration. These side effects are usually temporary and often resolve within a week.
Is there any downtime?
There is very little downtime involved post procedure, some redness and swelling which often resolves in a couple of days. But you are able to resume your normal routine at the completion of your appointment.
Can I do any other treatment in conjunction with dermapen?
Dermal Fillers are commonly used in conjunction with muscle relaxants. Other skin rejuvenation treatments can also be used in combination with these and for best results, use an active skin care range.
Treatment at a glance
Usually 30 minutes
Starts from $390 (thin filler)
After 2 weeks
Usually only immediate swelling and redness. Improves in 1 to 2 days
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