Dermal fillers are substance/gels injected beneath the skin’s surface to smooth wrinkles and add volume and contour. The products are composed of stabilised hyaluronic acid (HA) which occurs naturally in the cells of the skin. It works by drawing in water and therefore augmenting the skin, thus reducing the wrinkle treated. It is by no means permanent and is totally biodegradable. Depending on what type of dermal fillers, results can last between one to two years.
What areas can dermal fillers be used for?
For instance, the lips may be injected to improve their shape, size, symmetry and proportion.
The cheeks may be injected to make a face more defined and attractive.
An underdeveloped chin may be injected to make it appear more projected and proportionate.
The nose may be injected to improve the shape and its contour.
Is the procedure painful?
Most patients experience only mild discomfort. A local anesthetic cream can be applied to the skin prior to the treatment for a more comfortable experience. Many of our fillers are also formulated with lidocaine to help minimize discomfort.
How soon will I see any result?
Results are seen instantly after the treatment, although this gradually improves over the course of the following 2–4 weeks.
How long does dermal filler last?
Depending on a number of factors including the patient’s age, area treated, type of filler used, quantity of filler used, and lifestyle.
Results can last between 9–12 months although optimal results can be maintained over a long period of time through regular repeated treatments.
What are the risks and side effects?
In general, dermal fillers are considered very safe. The most common reactions are redness, swelling, bruising, itching, and tenderness. These are typically mild and resolve spontaneously in 1-7 days for most patients. Other side effects are very rare.