|Date : 23-Aug-2016
MD Skin, (Gold Medallist)
Post MD SR Dermatologist AIIMS.
SKIN SPECIALIST (DERMATOLOGIST)
WHAT ARE DERMAFILLERS ?
DermalFillers are gel substances which are used in aesthetics to contour, add volume or fill the areas where wrinkles and folds have appeared due to ageing or scarring. Natural hyaluronic acid is broken down by the body in one or two days so is constantly replaced. As we age this replacement mechanism diminishes so the moisturising and plumping effects of hyaluronic acid decrease. Hyaluronic acid is used for aesthetic treatments, and has also been used for injection into arthritic joints to aid movement as well as eye surgery.
How do they work?
Hyaluronic acid is injected in the deeper skin, to fill the defects. The HA will attract water to it further increase volume to the area leading to fresh, revitalized skin.
What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers can be used to smooth away facial lines and wrinkles, create fuller lips, shape facial contours and revitalise the skin. The most common areas treated are:
The nose to mouth lines (Nasolabial fold)
Lines around the mouth (Perioral lines and Oral Commissures)
Natural lip enhancement and definition of the border.
Natural cheek augmentation.
Also can be used for replacing soft tissue volume loss and scar corrections.
What should I do after treatment?
After treatment, you can have some local swelling and bruising that can be managed by cold compressions. Avoid sun exposure and exercise.
When will I see results?
You will see results instantly; however there may be slight swelling too due to the slight tissue trauma.
Will I need to take time off work?
Absolutely not! You can have an appointment in your lunch hour then get right back to your normal routine.
How long will the effects last?
Dermal Fillers are long-lasting but not permanent, they usually last between 6-8 months but this can vary for different individuals.
Will it hurt?
Dermal Fillers can be slightly uncomfortable depending on the depth on injection needed. However during the preparation of your skin an anesthetic cream will be applied to the area to aid your comfort, plus most of the Dermal Fillers we use have local anesthetic mixed in with them too to further minimize any discomfort.
How long will it take?
After your consultation the treatment can take up to 40 minutes, this includes time for the numbing cream to activate.
What are the side effects?
Short term side effects can include redness, swelling, pain, itching, bruising or tenderness at the injection site, these can be relieved with a cold compress and paracetamol. Lips can be particularly sensitive and swelling may last for a few days. There is no evidence to date of any long-term safety concerns associated with the treatment, as the body naturally metabolizes the product over time.
Are Dermal Fillers Safe?
There are many Dermal Fillers on the market. These include Restylane, Juvederm and Merz products. These are the most scientifically documented HA based dermal fillers in the world with comprehensive studies that support their safety and efficacy.
Is there anything I need to know before I have the treatment?
We advise you to avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs a couple of days before your treatment (unless they are taken for chronic medical conditions). Avoiding these medications will reduce the risk of bruising and bleeding at the point of injection.
Do I need to take a skin test?
No skin test is required as hyaluronic acid dermal fillers do not contain any animal-derived ingredients.
Can dermal fillers be used if I have had laser treatment or a chemical peel?
If you have recently had a laser or chemical peel treatment, it is recommended you wait until the area is totally healed and the skin is back to its normal condition. This is something that you can discuss in the consultation with our practitioner.
When will I need another injection?
Many patients like to book touch-up injections as well as repeat injections to maintain the effects of treatment.
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