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.
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Best for treating
Loss of volume, fine lines and wrinkles
Frequently Asked Questions
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 to the targeted 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.
Dermal fillers are a well tolerated treatment. The needles used for cosmetic injections have a super fine diameter, so they’re not very intrusive and far less painful than most other types of injections.
Small ice packs are often used on the treatment area to disrupt pain and in some cases a numbing agent can be applied.
Some dermal filler products contain a local anaesthetic
Before receiving any dermal fillers, 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 known health conditions or if you have any allergies.
To be suitable candidate for dermal fillers, you 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.
Due to the lack of medical research done on the topic, it is best to err of the side of caution and not have dermal fillers during pregnancy. The same is recommended while breastfeeding, as it is unclear if the product can make its way into the breast milk.
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.
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. Mild pain, tenderness and swelling as well as bruising at the injection site may be present for up to 14 days.
It is important to follow any post-treatment care instructions given to you by your injector.
If you have any concerns or questions before or after your injectables treatment, please contact the clinic.