Dermal Filler FAQ’s:

How do they work?

Dermal fillers are used to volumize various areas on the face, restructured your jawline, tighten necks, enhance lips, cheeks and chins. As we age, we lose facial fat as well as collagen and elastin, and this can lead to the drooping of the skin caused causing wrinkles and folds. Dermal filler injections are quick and simple that provide instant results with minimal discomfort and downtime. These quick lunchtime procedures are high in demand for those who wants instant and wow results.

How long do they last?

Dermal fillers will last from 6 to 18 months. In most cases, depending on what kind of filler is used and where they are placed.

Where can they be used?

Nasolabial folds, lip enhancement, cheek and chin enhancement acne scarring, jawline, temples orbital rim, brow lift, ear lobes, backs of hands, and necks.

Before treatment commences, numbing cream or a dental block will be used to make the treatment more comfortable ice may be used in conjunction with these to minimised bruising and swelling. Small needles will be used to inject the product into the layer of skin providing instant volume and lift.

The treatment may vary between 45-90 minutes. Once the treatment has finished the area will be massage by hand, ice can be used to reduce bruising and swelling

After the treatment, no makeup for 24 hours and no exercise on the day of treatment.

Can I resume normal activities After Treatment?

  1. Patience is required as swelling will be present for 24 to 48 hours. It will go down. If you prefer the size of your lips when they are swollen, we can put more product in at your two-week check-up visit.  Please call us and advise us
  2. Use ice packs on the treated area to reduce swelling if required, 10 minutes on and 10 minutes off. The longer you ice the quicker the swelling subsides.  Avoid exposure to prolong sunlight, vigorous exercise, saunas, hot bars and excessive amounts of alcohol for 24 to 48 hours as this will increase the swelling and possibility of bruising.
  3. If lips have been ejected, avoid smoking, kissing, or whistling i.e. avoid pursing lips. Keep the area free of oil-based products, heavy cosmetics, and thick moisturizers for at least four hours

4. The more you water you drink, the longer your product will last. Nutritionists tell us to maintain a healthy fluid balance and cleanse the body internally.

Are there Any Side-Effects/ Complications?

  • Temporary redness or swelling may occur, such reactions settle spontaneously.
  • Localised tenderness
  • Temporary lumpiness or discoloured patches may occur
  • Bruising, this may take up to two weeks to resolve depending on the individual however makeup can be applied after 24 hours