Frequently Asked Questions- Dermal Fillers

What are ‘fillers’ and which areas can be treated?

They are designed to fill out and smooth away lines, wrinkles and folds and to add volume to lips. This is an excellent treatment for nasal labial folds (from the corner of the nose to the corner of the mouth), smile lines, lip enhancement and facial contouring (such as cheeks and chins).

What will happen during the treatment?

Following a through facial analysis and detailed discussion of the proposed treatment plan, the treatment can be started straight away. The gel is injected into the skin in small amounts with a very fine needle, immediately lifting and smoothing out wrinkles with the natural volume it provides.

How long does the treatment take?

Treatment time is approximately 30 minutes.

How quickly will i notice an effect?

The results are instantaneous.

How long will the treatment last?

This will vary from individual to individual. It very much depends on factors such as a person’s age and lifestyle, the structure of the skin, and the degree of correction required. Most clients choose to have a repeat treatment within a year, since the main component of both products (hyaluronic acid) is a natural substance which dissolves over time.

What are the possible side effects?

This is a very safe treatment. The substance is highly biocompatible and biodegradable. A local anesthetic is used to minimise any discomfort at the time of injection. Bruising, redness and some slight swelling at the site of treatment does sometimes occur, although rarely lasts more than a few days.

Post-treatment care

You should not touch the area for at least six hours following treatment. Post operative instructions will be given to you.