Dermal Filler Injections
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical injectable treatment used to instantly add volume to correct and enhance facial contours and features. They are most often used to enhance the shape and volume of lips and smooth out and reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and folds.
HOW DO DERMAL FILLERS WORK?
Temporary soft tissue fillers (“dermal fillers”) are made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance found in the skin with powerful hydration and anti-ageing properties.
When injected skilfully just below the surface of the skin, dermal fillers instantly add volume the target area and can be used to enhance, restore and shape facial features. The procedure is relatively quick with only minimal discomfort.
Dermal filler products are available in various viscosities to suit the indication being treated i.e. areas that require a more structural enhancement require a thicker, less malleable product while thinner fillers are used where softer features are required.
Dermal fillers are often used in conjunction with anti-wrinkle injections to achieve a harmonious rejuvenation of the face.
WHO IS A SUITABLE CANDIDATE FOR DERMAL FILLERS?
A suitable candidate for dermal fillers will be at least 18 years old, in good overall health and have realistic expectations of the treatment.
You may not be suitable for treatment if you have a skin infection in the treatment area, are currently pregnant, nursing or planning to become pregnant.
Dermal filler injections are a medical treatment that must only be administered by an appropriately trained medical practitioner.
Before receiving any injections, you must be assessed to determine if you’re medically suitable for treatment. It is important that you disclose any medication that you are taking, any health conditions or if you are known to have any allergies.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE THE RESULTS?
The results of the dermal fillers are instantly noticeable, with the full effect occurring within 48 hours.
Results typically last between 6 and 12 months before the effects of the dermal filler gradually weaken. The appearance of your skin will revert to its natural state unless further treatments are administered.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE TREATMENT?
There may be swelling and bruising at the injection site although there is generally no downtime post-treatment with most patients able to return to normal activities immediately.
It is important to follow any post-treatment care instructions given to you by your injector.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
When administered by an experienced and qualified injector in an appropriate clinical setting, the chances of serious complications occurring with dermal filler injections are minimal.
However, as with all medical treatments, there are risks and potential side effects to be aware of.
Mild pain, tenderness and swelling as well as bruising at the injection site may be present for up to 14 days.
If you have any concerns or questions before or after your injectables treatment, please contact the clinic.
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