What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are safe injectable cosmetic treatments made with naturally occurring substances such as collagen, hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxyl apatite, which are present in the body. They are designed to be administered via a series of tiny injections under the skin’s surface (dermis) in order to augment facial features. For example, dermal fillers can be used to enhance the jaw line or to rejuvenate facial skin by replacing soft-tissue volume loss, reducing or eliminating wrinkles.
With age, our faces naturally develop wrinkle lines and lose subcutaneous fat due to multiple factors including genetics, lifestyle and environmental factors such as sun exposure. Dermal fillers are an excellent alternative to facial cosmetic surgical procedures.
How do different types of dermal fillers differ?
There are a number of dermal fillers licensed for use. They all differ in chemical composition, longevity, and degrees of softness. Most dermal fillers are designed to be used in more than one way, for example to reduce wrinkle lines as well as to enhance lips or to replace volume loss. To achieve optimum results, providers will ensure that the best dermal filler is matched to your desired outcome.
What areas can be treated with dermal fillers?
How long does the procedure take?
The length of filler injection depends on the individual tolerance to needles, the location of treatment, and the number of areas being treated. You can expect an average session to last about 10-30minutes.
How long do the results of dermal fillers last for?
Depending on the type of facial filler used, results from most dermal fillers are temporary and usually lasts around 6-12months. Individual human factors such as age, skin type and the area injected also affects filler longevity. For this reason, additional treatment sessions at safe timely intervals are encouraged for maintaining lasting results.
What are the side effects of dermal fillers?
The most common side effects experienced by clients following filler injectionsinclude allergic reactions, minor bruising at the injection site, numbness,tenderness and slight redness or swelling. These are typically short lived, lastingup to 48hours. Providers under go training to be certified in aesthetic injectablesand therefore are able to recognise and deal with serious side effects.