per 1ml syringe
Approx. 6-8 months. Results vary on each individual due to several factors including lifestyle and metabolism.
Approx. 30 mins
Dependent on individual requirements.
Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid, a gel that is naturally produced by our bodies. Hyaluronic acid is a moisture-binding ingredient responsible for keeping our skin looking plump and hydrated. As we age, we produce less of it, leading to a loss in volume and definition. Dermal fillers are injected into these areas and can be used to smooth out wrinkles.
Treatment will only commence after an initial consultation which will include a full medical history and detailed information on dermal fillers.
You will have a 4% lidocaine cream applied prior to the treatment to numb the area. In addition, the dermal fillers used contain a local anaesthetic to minimise discomfort. You may feel a light sting on your skin during the treatment.
Some people experience mild swelling and bruising after the treatment. This should wear off within two weeks. Immediately after the treatment you may also have redness around the area, which will resolve within a few hours.
The possible side effects include, but are not limited to:
Lumps (massaging can smooth these out, however if persistent the filler can be dissolved.
Rare side effects include:
An allergic reaction
Vascular necrosis (when dermal filler is injected into a blood vessel, blocking blood supply to the tissue. However, this is an extremely rare side effect).
Blindness (as a result of vascular necrosis, the blood supply to the eye becomes blocked. Again, this is an extremely rare complication).
You will notice results immediately after the treatment, however you may notice swelling. This should take approximately two weeks to settle down. The results can last 8-18 months, depending on the type of filler used, age, lifestyle, individual requirements and severity of the area being treated.
This treatment is not suitable for those who have:
An active infection at the injection site
Known allergy/hypersensitivity to the filler or lidocaine.
Pregnant or breastfeeding
Uncontrolled metabolic and autoimmune disorders
Cutaneous or systemic sarcoid
Post treatment dos:
Use arnica tablets for bruising.
Use sun protection.
Lumps (if any) can be massaged but should settle within 1-2 weeks.
For 24 hours post treatment avoid:
Exercise, saunas, facials or any other activity that cause overheating to the face.
Excessively touching the area to reduce the risk of infection.
Ibuprofen or aspirin. Take paracetamol if necessary.
Flying for at least 48 hours to avoid migration of the filler and a possible increase in swelling.