Dermal Fillers is a non-surgical quick injectable treatment for ageing skin that has lost of facial volume. They are gel-like injectables that fill the soft tissue present beneath the skin and improve the appearance of sagging skin, wrinkling and aging. They are ideal for filling facial lines or creases, to enhance facial contours and pumping up lips. They provide a subtle look which can be adjusted to meet your cosmetic needs.
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Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Dermal Fillers have come a long way from the standard wrinkle filling benefits they originally offered. Now, in addition to smoothing out facial creases, these formulations offer the following benefits:
- Restore youthful facial volume to areas like the cheeks and under the eyes
- Address mild skin laxity in the mid face and along the jawline
- Plump and define thin lips
- Smooth out shallow scarring from acne or chicken pox
- Correct minor asymmetries to the nose, eyes or cheeks
In order to reduce the amount of bruising and swelling at the injection site, American Aesthetic Medical Center makes the following recommendations about how to prepare for fillers:
- Avoid blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as aspirin, Motrin, ibuprofen, and Aleve.
- Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or any “anti-aging” products.
- Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or using hair removal cream on the area to be treated.
- Do not drink alcoholic beverages 24 hours prior.
Post op Care
Post treatment care plays an important role in getting the desired results after getting the fillers. Here is a list of most important care instructions:
- Immediately after the treatment, the most common reported side effects are temporary redness and swelling at the injection site. These effects typically resolve within two or three days. Cold compresses may be used immediately after treatment to reduce swelling. If the inconvenience continues beyond two or three days or if other reactions occur, please contact your physician.
- Avoid touching the area within six hours following treatment. After that, the area can be gently washed with soap and water
- Until the initial redness and swelling have resolved, avoid exposure of the treated area to intense heat (sun lamp or sun bathing)
- If you have previously suffered from facial cold sores, there is a risk that the needle punctures could contribute to another recurrence. Speak to your physician about medications that may minimize a recurrence.
- Avoid exercise and alcohol for 6 hours post-treatment
- Evidence shows that having a follow-up treatment before the product has fully dissipated will enhance the lasting effect. Please be sure to consult your physician about recommendations for touch-up or follow-up treatments.
Before & After
- Nasolabial lines or folds, which run from each corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth.
- Smile lines appearing on the cheeks.
- Lip plumping is an extremely popular request by growing number of women purely looking to enhance their natural appearance, as opposed to an anti-ageing solution.
- Cheek Volumising can create improved definition of the face that is lost over the years through the ageing process, giving sunken or flat cheeks. As we get older our facial bones shrink causing skin folds to appear. Building up our cheek bones using dermal fillers such as Juvéderm or Sculptra is an effective way of combating these imperfections.
- Deep forehead wrinkles, frown and crow’s feet can be treated using dermal fillers, however many patients with fine wrinkles are best treated using Botox.
- Wrinkled hands are often the most likely visible sign of ageing and difficult to conceal. Juvéderm Hydrate revitalises hands for a more youthful appearance. Juvéderm Hydrate is not a dermal filler or volumiser, but a treatment specifically designed to improve skin hydration and elasticity in the face, neck, décolletage, and hands. It effectively replenishes depleted levels of hyaluronic acid in the skin to restore a natural, healthy glow.
The side effects and risks associated with dermal fillers will be discussed with the practitioner at consultation.
Discomfort levels maybe higher if patients opt for an inexperienced practitioner or use an inferior product.