What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that are used to restore volume to the face, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and enhance facial features such as the lips and cheeks. The most common types of dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance in the body that helps to hydrate and plump the skin.
What areas can dermal fillers be used to treat?
Dermal fillers can be used to treat a variety of areas on the face, including the lips, cheeks, temples, jawline, nasolabial folds (smile lines), marionette lines, and under-eye hollows.
How long do dermal fillers last?
The duration of dermal fillers varies depending on the type of filler used and the area being treated. Generally, hyaluronic acid fillers last between six to 12 months, while other types of fillers can last up to two years or more.
Are dermal fillers safe?
Dermal fillers are generally considered safe when administered by a qualified and experienced medical professional. However, as with any medical treatment, there are some risks and potential side effects, such as bruising, swelling, and infection.
What should I expect during the treatment?
During the treatment, the doctor or nurse will inject the filler into the desired area using a very fine needle. The treatment typically only takes a few minutes to complete, and most people experience minimal discomfort. Your doctor or nurse may offer a topical anaesthetic cream or ice pack to numb the area before the injections.
Is there any downtime after the treatment?
There is typically no downtime after getting dermal fillers, and most people can return to their normal activities immediately after the treatment. However, it’s important to avoid rubbing or massaging the treated area for at least 24 hours after the treatment to avoid moving the filler from its intended location.
Are there any aftercare instructions I should follow?
After getting dermal fillers, it’s important to avoid strenuous exercise, hot showers, and saunas for at least 24 hours. You should also avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen to protect the treated area. Your doctor or nurse may also recommend massaging the area gently to help distribute the filler evenly.
Can I have dermal fillers if I have allergies?
If you have a history of severe allergies, you should inform your doctor before getting dermal fillers. Some types of fillers may contain ingredients that can trigger an allergic reaction, so your doctor will need to evaluate your medical history to determine if dermal fillers are safe for you.
Can I have dermal fillers if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
It’s generally not recommended to have dermal fillers if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, as there is limited research on the safety of fillers during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
How much do dermal fillers cost?
The cost of dermal fillers varies depending on the type of filler used, the area being treated, and the provider’s experience and qualifications. It’s important to choose a reputable provider who uses high-quality fillers to ensure the best results and minimise the risks of complications.
It’s important to choose a reputable provider who uses high-quality fillers to ensure the best results and minimise the risks of complications.