Reduce The Effects Of Ageing With Non-Surgical Procedures.
A dermal filler consists of collagen material made out of synthetic or natural substances, which is injected into the dermis of the skin to augment the soft tissues.
It is mainly used to help correct skin conditions which develop as a result of ageing, such as creases, (nasio-labial) lines, folds and wrinkles around the eyes/forehead. It can also be used for contouring and enhancement including eyebrow shaping, chin enhancement, acne scars/depressions, cheek sculpting for sunken cheeks, shaping saggy jowls, turning up the mouth corners, nose contouring and lip augmentation.
The principle of dermal fillers is that they have a “plumping” effect. They will plump up the area into which they are injected, levelling out the skin to make it even and no longer sunken. This gives the result of firm, refreshed young-looking skin. The fillers are a gel like substance which contains hyaluronic acid. With time, it dissolves, potentially lasting up to 6 months. This is injected into the required area.
Tiny needles are used to inject the gel into the area to be treated. A small amount of pain may be experienced, which can be relieved using topical anaesthetics. There might also be light bleeding from puncture sites, with immediate swelling which can be massaged down.
The treated area will immediately appear more voluminous (filled in). They might be tender to touch at first. Some redness may appear.
The most common side effects include bruising, bleeding, itching, skin discolouration, redness and swelling due to the inflammatory response, lumps under the skin.
Most of these symptoms will disappear after 2-3 days. Allergic reactions are rare. The lip and nose areas tend to be more painful.
Cleanse and moisturise as normal.