- Improve lip shape and add volume
- Restores a more youthful appearance
- Diminish lines and wrinkles
- Improve facial contours
- Immediate results and no down time
- Long lasting effects
- Subtle results
- Self confidence builder
- Visible results from the first treatment
- Say goodbye to scars
- Boosts your own collagen
How long do Dermal Fillers last for?
This again, depends on the area that is treated. Dermal Fillers injected into the lips will usually last between 6-9 months, nose to mouth lines would be expected to last 12-15 months and cheeks up to 18 months. The Dermal Filler is gradually absorbed by the body. Further treatments are usually required to maintain the effect, otherwise wrinkles and lines will return to their previous appearance but will be no worse than before treatment.
Which areas are most commonly treated with Dermal Fillers?
The most common areas treated with Dermal Fillers are for the lines extending from the nose to the mouth (nasolabial folds), lines extending from the lips (smokers lines), lines on the cheeks, and lines around the mouth (marionette lines). Dermal Fillers are also used for augmentation of the lips, cheeks and jowls.
Will the injections hurt?
Many people find their procedure more comfortable than expected. We apply a numbing cream to the area prior to injecting and most dermal fillers contain a local anesthetic. You should merely feel a light sting on your skin during the injection procedure.
How long does a Dermal Filler treatment take?
Depending on the areas to be treated with the Dermal Fillers or the amount of product required, the treatment session usually takes around 30-40 minutes.
How do I prepare for Dermal Filler treatment?
Do not take any aspirin, ibuprofen or blood thinners for 1 week prior to filler. Avoid fish oil, Vitamin E, and gingko biloba for 1 week prior to filler. Eat lots of leafy greens the week before to boost your levels of Vitamin K. Apply Arnica and vitamin K Cream to areas to be treated for several days before injection.
Are there any after-care instructions?
After your treatment you can resume normal activities, drive yourself home or return to work immediately. There may be some redness and swelling immediately afterwards but makeup can be applied. For 2 weeks after the treatment you are advised to avoid extreme heat (sun bed or sunbathing) or intense cold.
Are Dermal Fillers safe?
Dermal fillers are very safe. They have been widely used for many years with over 10 million treatments carried out worldwide. They are a temporary Dermal Filler, and are therefore a far safer treatment than Permanent Fillers.
How much does it cost?
Cost depends on the type and amount of dermal filler required. During the consultation we will formulate a treatment plan for you and advise the exact cost of your treatments. Our prices are competitive and your treatments will be carried out by a qualified injector practitioner. We believe our patients deserve the utmost safety in our care and we are committed to offering reliable, safe and effective results. Please refer to our price list.
Are there any side effects to dermal fillers?
The obvious immediate side effect is of slight bleeding after the needle has been inserted into the skin. Other risks include mild bruising, redness and swelling that may also occur around the site of injection. These signs may take 2 – 3 days to vanish completely, especially around the lips where there is little flesh and the skin is tender. Rarely, allergic type reactions can occur after treatment with some filler. These include prolonged redness, swelling, itching and or hardness and bumps in the skin. Such signs may appear at some or all of the points of injection. Sometimes, they can last for several months or longer, but this is extremely unusual. If you have a history of cold sores in the treated area, filler injections may cause them to break out again. In these cases, your practitioner may recommend that you take an anti-viral medicine to help reduce the likelihood of an outbreak of cold sores. If you are concerned about side effects of Dermal Fillers, you can discuss this in more detail at your private consultation.
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