DERMAL FILLER TREATMENTS
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are natural gels that are injected into the skin to volumise, lift and improve the appearance of lines. The vast majority of dermal fillers consist of hyaluronic acid.
WHAT IS HYALURONIC ACID?
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring molecule found in all skin and soft tissues throughout the body. It attracts and binds water in the skin, providing volume and hydration, but also ‘cushioning’ and supporting collagen and elastin fibres.
Each brand of dermal filler has a range of ‘tissue tailored’ products indicated for different areas and depths of injection. One size does not fit all.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin to provide instant correction.
To correct or enhance facial contours; cheeks, nose, chin
To define, correct or enhance lips
To soften and correct facial wrinkles or folds
To correct hollows under the eyes (tear troughs)
To improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin
DOES IT HURT?
Many dermal fillers contain local anaesthetic to provide pain relief during the procedure, although it is possible to apply a topical anaesthetic cream prior to treatment to numb the skin. The procedure may be uncomfortable but is not usually painful. Certain areas, such as the lips, are more sensitive.
BACK TO WORK
Immediate - 24 Hours
Local Anaesthetic Cream
DURATION OF RESULTS
*Individual Results May Vary
NOSE TO MOUTH LINES
TREATMENT PREPARATION & AFTERCARE
All make up will need to be removed prior to treatment. Contamination with makeup can cause infection.
Taking the following within 72 hours of treatment may increase your risk of bruising:
St. John’s Wort
Vitamins C and E.
Do contact the clinic to discuss any illness or new medicines prior to attending.
After treatment it is expected that you will see an improvement straight away although due to initial swelling, the product may feel hard, lumpy or asymmetric immediately afterwards.
Within 48 Hours
Redness, pin-prick marks and tenderness should settle. Pain killers may be taken as required.
Within 14 Days
Bruising and swelling will fade. Cold packs may be advised to help alleviate swelling and arnica may be recommended to reduce bruising.
Within 2 Weeks
Full results of treatment can be judged.
At 2 Weeks
You will be invited to attend a complimentary review appointment where the success of the treatment may be assessed and adjustments to your personal treatment plan made if necessary.
Results Can Last From 4 - 12 Months
Depending on the product used and the area treated, results may last from 4 months to in excess of a year.
Include, but are not limited to:
Avoid extensive sun or heat exposure within 48 hours after treatment
No alcohol for 24 hours
No make up for 24 hours
No exercise for 24 hours
Avoid extremes of heat or cold, vigorous exercise and massage (unless specifically asked to do so) on the day of treatment
Bruising and swelling can take over a week to resolve
Although dermal fillers provide immediate results, the full effects can take up to a week to develop (due to the hydration of the hyaluronic acid)