FACIAL DERMAL FILLERS
Dermal fillers are injected into areas of the face to effectively reduce the appearance of unwanted fine lines and wrinkles as well as to contour and create volume to the face. Dermal fillers can be used to treat ageing concerns, resolve asymmetry or create other changes such as a more masculine jawline which is popular with male patients of all ages.
WHAT ARE DERMAL FILLERS?
Dermal fillers are commonly used to help reshape and enhance facial features and improve facial irregularities. Fillers are small injections of gel consisting of hyaluronic acid, a moisture holding compound which is naturally produced in our body. Different parts of the face can benefit from dermal fillers the most common areas being around the eye, lips, cheeks, mouth and jawline.
WHAT IS THE DURATION OF THIS TREATMENT?
Depending on the total area being treated muscle relaxing injections are performed over a few minutes and with correct post treatment guidelines patients are able to carry on most normal activities. The injections are administered using fine needles and in most cases do not require anaesthesia, however, numbing cream can be used if necessary to provide a more comfortable and pain free treatment.
HOW LONG DO THE RESULTS LAST?
Various factors can affect the longevity of results but benefits can last between 6-18 months. Factors vary from patient to patient with the common considerations being lifestyle, age, skin type, injected area, and administered product.
ARE DERMAL FILLERS PAINFUL?
In order to make treatments as comfortable and pain free as possible most dermal fillers already contain a pre mixed local anaesthetic, however, to further minimise the discomfort experienced during this treatment anaesthetic cream can be applied 30-45 minutes pre treatment when necessary.
ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS?
The side side effects associated with dermal fillers typically resolve between 1-2 days after treatment. Some of the most commonly visible side effects include redness, swelling, bruising and tenderness.