Dermal Filler FAQs
Dermal fillers are just one type of facial aesthetic treatment available. They are more commonly used to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the lower part of the face such as Nose to mouth lines and Lips.
What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are a clear synthetic gel whose primary ingredient is hyaluronic acid. This naturally occurring sugar helps restore lost volume and lift the skin to smooth and soften the appearance of facial lines.
How do they work?
The hyaluronic acid in the dermal fillers attracts water molecules which help to hydrate the skin as well as restoring fullness resulting in a more refreshed, youthful appearance.
How long does the procedure take?
Depending on the areas to be treated or the amount of product required, the treatment session usually takes 30-40 minutes.
What happens during the treatment?
Topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the area to be treated before the dermal fillers are injected into the skin beneath the wrinkle using a very fine disposable needle.
How long does it last?
This again, depends on the area that is treated. Lips will usually last 3-6months and nose to mouth areas would be expected to last 6-12 months. The dermal filler is gradually broken down and absorbed by the body. If no further top up treatments are sought the wrinkles and lines will return to their previous appearance.
When will I notice the effects?
The effects will be visible immediately.
Is it safe?
Dermal fillers are very safe. They have been widely used for many years with over 10million treatments carried out worldwide.
Are there any side effects?
There is a small possibility of allergic reaction. There is usually a localised reaction at the injection sites resulting in redness and swelling lasting several days. Bruising is also a common side effect which can last up to a week. All possible risks and complications will be discussed in detail at the assessment appointment.