Treatment Time: 90 minutes
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What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal Filler injections are designed to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted creases and wrinkles and can give a natural looking result that does not affect facial expression with immediate correction. Dermal fillers and Anti-wrinkle injection treatment are both considered to be injectables however can easily be confused.
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What are Dermal Fillers?
During the natural ageing process Hyaluronic acid is one of the components within the skin that decreases gradually resulting in loss of skin hydration and skin volume. Dermal fillers replace the lost volume, and add a fullness to the skin resulting in a natural and more youthful appearance.
As Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring within the body’s skin and soft tissue, due to the way dermal fillers are manufactured the body’s immune system rarely reacts to the gel.
The gels are tissue friendly and a non-animal product and although long lasting are biodegradable and will eventually be broken down naturally by the body. A top up treatment is therefore recommended 12 months after initial treatment.
What areas can be treated and what are the benefits?
Dermal fillers are used to correct or enhance facial contours:
To soften and correct facial wrinkles or folds
Nasolabial folds (Nose to mouth lines)
Marionette lines (Mouth to chin lines)
To correct hollows underneath the eyes (Tear Troughs)
Enhance cheek bones
To define, correct or enhance lips by adding volume, shape and definition
To improve the tone,texture and hydration of the skin
Are Dermal Fillers safe?
Hyaluronic Acid dermal fillers are currently the most popular form of aesthetic dermal filler and have been used in over 10 million treatments worldwide.
As with all treatments there is a degree of risk, therefore a full medical history and assessment of your expectations is necessary in advance of any decision to treat. All risks and complications will be discussed with you at consultation and prior to any treatment being agreed.
Am I eligible for treatment?
As with any injectable treatment there are a number of medical conditions and or medicines that may affect the decision to treat:
- Dermal filler treatment is not permitted if you have previously experienced allergic reactions to any dermal filler or local anaesthetic or gram positive bacterial proteins.
- If you think there is a possibility of pregnancy, you are pregnant or breast feeding
- If you are suffering from any skin infection in or near the treatment area or are unwell in any way.
- If you are currently or have recently completed a course of Roacutane (acne treatment) in the last 18 months.
- If you have a medical condition which affects bleeding such as warfarin or aspirin
- If you have an autoimmune disease and taking immune-suppression medication such as methotrexate or steroids.
- Injections on the face can trigger the cold sore virus, if you are a sufferer, you must advise in advance of treatment.
Dermal fillers are injected into the skin in very small amounts using a very fine needle and can take approx 60 minutes depending on the areas that you require treating.
Generally pain relief is generally not necessary but will be provided upon request as the products themselves contain lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic to aid comfort during treatment.
Most people are able to carry on with normal activities with immediate effect following treatment.
Side effects can occur following treatment, the most common being:
These reactions are generally mild and temporary and resolve within the first few days post treatment.
To minimise risk and promote speedy recovery from any expected side effects you should avoid for 48 hours:
Extremes of exposure to extremes of hot or cold temperatures
Alcohol consumption as alcohol can exacerbate bruising