What are Dermal Fillers?
Cosmetic Dermal Fillers are a temporary filler which lasts up to 6 – 24 months depending on which product you use, and is a suitable non-invasive replacement for cosmetic surgery. The filler is composed of Hyaluronic Acid (HA), a compound that naturally occurs in the the body, and assists in skin hydration by attracting and holding water. It also combines with the skin matrix to provide skin structure and elasticity to your face, neck and decolletage, and produces the viscoelastic network for normal fibres to bind together. Since their discovery, Cosmetic Dermal Fillers have emerged as the leading dermal filling agent for soft tissue augmentation, owing to their superior cosmetic results.
What areas can be treated?
Surprise lines – Forehead creases
Frown lines – Glabella, creases betwen the eyebrows
Crow’s feet – Crinkles at the sides of the eyes
Eye bags – Puffy areas under the eyes
Bunny Crunches – Lines on the bridge of the nose, usually caused by squinting
Mouth frown lines – Downturned corners of the mouth
Thin Lips – Angry or stressed looking mouth
Gummy smiles – Excessive upper gum when smiling
Canine smiles – Pulling down of lower lip when smiling
Cheekbones – Flat, unshaped cheeks, appearing fatigued and tired
Flared nostrils – Unusually large and open nostrils
Chin dimples and creases – Indentations on chin
Saggy jawline – Aging skin and slack facial muscles under jaw
Neck bands – Horizontal creases around neck
What happens during treatment?
Our Cosmetic team are highly qualified and experienced, who specialise in injectable rejuvenation. After an initial assessment and discussion, local anaesthetic is introduced to the area to be treated to minimise discomfort during the procedure. Once treated, the cosmetic medical therapist will massage the area to ensure even distribution of the product. The treatment usually takes 10 to 30 minutes depending on the number of areas being treated.
Does it hurt?
Treatments are suitable for all skin types and skin colours, and the procedure feels gentle and rejuvenating. There is minimal pain in during treatment, with most people describing the sensation as mild discomfort. A small amount of anaesthetic cream can be applied to the skin prior to treatment for a more comfortable treatment procedure.
Are there any after effects?
Immediately after your treatment, you may experience some redness and swelling to the treated areas. This will subside quickly and will usually disappear completely in less than 7 days.
When will a see results?
Results are often immediate! Your skin will feel smooth and pure and will appear more youthful and toned. The following day, you will notice a significant difference and over 2 weeks the product will settle, leaving you with the desired look.