Dermal Fillers are used to correct or enhance facial contours; cheeks, temples, jawline, nose, chin. They define, correct or enhance lips and soften and correct facial wrinkles or folds. They can be used to to improve the tone, texture and hydration of the skin.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are gels made of hyaluronic acid (HA) — a naturally occurring substance in your skin that helps to hydrate and add volume. The gel is eased under the skin to instantly restore your skin’s volume, smooth away facial wrinkles and folds and redefine lips.
What is treatment like?
An anaesthetic cream is first applied to the area for 30-60 minutes prior to the treatment. The product is injected with a fine needle under the skin surface using a pre-filled syringe. An anaesthetic nerve block which is similar to a dental injection can be used to minimise discomfort.
How long will the effects last?
Over time hyaluronic acid degrades naturally and most clients follow-up their treatment after 6-12 months to maintain a fresh and youthful appearance.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects are uncommon, however you may experience slight swelling, pain, redness and discolouration at the injection site directly after treatment. This normally settles after a few days.
Do I need a skin test?
The hyaluronic acid is of natural origin and no allergy testing is needed.
Who is not suitable for this treatment?
Injections should be avoided in areas where the skin is swollen or infected. Hyaluronic acid has not been tested in pregnant or nursing women and is therefore not advised. If you have a history of cold sores in the area to be treated, it may be recommended that you take some anti-viral medication before and after the treatment to help reduce the likelihood of an outbreak of cold sores.