As we age, our skin loses its firm, soft appearance because of loss of hydration and its underlying supportive structure because of collagen breakdown. Most Dermal fillers are now made of Hyaluronic acid which is injected into certain layers of the skin depending on what treatment and area.
Imagine it as a table for the skin which lies over it like a cloth. Fillers also draw in water, which further fills out the skin, helping to create a more youthful appearance. Dermal fillers are an ideal solution if you want to:
- Soften deep lines, particularly in the mouth to nose area ( Nasolabial folds)
- Enhance lip lines or thin lips
- Lift the corners of the mouth (Marionettes)
Who can’t have this treatment?
- Pregnant or breastfeeding women.
- Cannot be used at skin sites where there are or have been active skin disease, inflammation or related conditions.
- Anyone with allergy to hyaluronic acid.
- If you on on any medication it is important to let me know.
Frequently asked Questions
The area will be thoroughly cleaned and an anesthetic cream will be applied prior to injection, helping to numb the area. If fillers are being applied to the lips, Once numbed, the filler is injected into the area being treated using a small needle. Depending on the area treated, and which filler is to be used, treatment takes 30 to 60 minutes. Recovery time varies, but most people can return to work straight after treatment.
The effects are immediate and you should be able to instantly get a really good idea of what the final look will be. In most areas what you will see is what you will get, although in some (such as the lips) there may initially be considerable swelling. This swelling will go down within a few days and you should then be able to see the final look. The duration of the effects of treatment depends on the area being treated, but most fillers last about 4-9 months. Lip fillers last less time – around 6 months – as this area is subject to frequent movements which break down the filler more quickly.
Temporary redness, swelling, bruising, or itching at the site of injection; in the case of lip augmentation, there may be considerable swelling for a few days. If you have a history of cold sores and are having lip augmentation, the procedure may cause the cold sores to break out again (the chances of this happening can be reduced by taking anti-viral medication).
Allergic reactions are possible but not common.
Some palpable material may be felt at the site of injection- tends to be temporary and rarely visible. More serious but very rare side effects include blistering at the site, formation of granulomas, vascular occlusion and superficial necrosis.
Avoid touching the areas for 6 hours
No makeup or lipstick for a minimum of 8 hours
Avoid exercise for 24 hours
Avoid heat (hot showers, bath, drinks & sun)
No sunbeds for a minimum of 3 days
If tender apply ice covered in a clean cloth
Witch hazel and arnica tablets/cream help bruising
Avoid flying for 24 hours
Avoid any dental treatments for 24 hours
If clients suffer from cold sores, this treatment may trigger a flare-up