Dermal Fillers & Volumisers
As we get older our skin looses the ability to produce Hyaluronic Acid and collagen, resulting in loss of natural elasticity and youthful Volume.
Dermal fillers are popular treatments for wrinkles and facial lines. They boost the skins hydration system, can stimulate collagen production and restore youthful volume by supporting the skins structure, which delays the signs of ageing and encourages the production of healthy glowing skin. There are many different dermal filler products on the market, your practitioner can advise you.
What does the treatment involve?
The treatment will take approximately half an hour to one hour. A full medical history will be taken and your practitioner will discuss your concerns and advise what treatments are available and which would be suitable for you. Photographs will be taken and a topical anaesthetic will be applied to the area (please note that many of the fillers contain local anaesthetic within them) The dermal filler is applied under the skin with a series of injections using a very fine needle or cannula. This may be mildly uncomfortable; injections close to the lip or nose are likely to cause the most discomfort. The thickness of the gel selected and the amount used is dependent upon the the line or fold to be filled. Depending on the product used the practitioner will massage the injection area to help mould the filler. The treatment benefits can be seen instantly, although there may be slight swelling at the injection site.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects following hyaluronic acid fillers are very unusual as it is a naturally occurring substance. Some people may experience stinging, redness, swelling, tenderness, itching and or bruising around the injection site. These are all temporary. With lip enhancement, it is sensible to choose your treatment time with care, since your lips may become swollen and appear slightly uneven for up to a week.
How long will the effects last?
To maintain the aesthetic results of your treatment, it is advisable to visit your practitioner for a repeat treatment before the product has completely broken down. In most patients the effects will last approximately 6-12months depending on where the filler has been placed and the rate at which your own body breaks the gel down.