Dermal filler treatments are used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips and shape facial contours, such as cheeks and chin, and revitalise the skin.
All treatments follow a detailed pre-treatment consultation. At this consultation you will discuss with the practioner the look you wish to achieve. Your practitioner will advise you which treatments will be most effective at helping you reach this. If you decide to proceed the doctor will make a detailed recording of your medical history and conduct a careful examination of your face.
Following this, the doctor will explain which dermal filler option is best for your requirements and how you can expect to look afterwards.
The dermal filler is gently injected into specific areas of your skin to reduce the depth of the skin crease. Your practitioner will customise the exact depth and number of injections to give you the most natural result. Different dermal fillers can be used in different areas of your face to produce the most effective result.
The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes and the results are immediately visible. Patients can continue with their normal day after treatment.
You should leave the treated area alone for 48 hours to let it settle. We advise that you do not have a facial or similar treatment that may disturb the products or expose the newly-treated areas to strong sunlight for 2-3 days.
In the days after the treatment there may be some redness and minimal swelling, which normally settles in 1-2 days. Very occasionally patients can suffer some bruising at the injection site.
Your practitioner will arrange to see you for a review of your treatment two weeks later.
- How Long do the effects of Dermal Filler last?
One of the great advantages of dermal filler treatment is that the effects are long lasting but not permanent. Duration depends on many factors, such as the area treated, individual’s skin type, skin condition lifestyle and age. Generally the effects can last between 6-12 months.
- Does Dermal Filler treatments require pain relief?
Some clients may experience the treatment as a mild discomfort. The lips are extremely sensitive and as such cause most discomfort. Ranges of dermal fillers containing local anaesthetic are available which ease any discomfort.
- Are there any risks with Dermal Filler treatments?
Product related reactions are rare. There are some injection related reactions which may occur after any injection including redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site.
After lip enhancement, some swelling is likely for a short period.