DERMAL FILLER INJECTIONS
How they work
Treatment and Recovery
Dermal Filler Injections - Introduction
Dermal fillers are a safe and instant way of plumping lines and
creases, helping you appear younger. The added bonus is that they
prevent the lines in your skin from becoming deeper. And there is
little or no downtime.
Fillers are marvelous in that they can make small alterations to your appearance, which can make a big difference. Your new look is immediate and you can choose from medium-term fillers or a facial filler that lasts up to seven years.
• Frown lines (worry or anger lines) between the eyes
• Plumping lips
• Scarring, including acne scarring
• Creases and folds around the forehead, nose, mouth and eyes
Dermal Filler Injections - How they work
The gel-like filler when placed in age lines, creases and depressions (such as smile lines and smoker's lines) prevents the skin from easily folding, therefore creating a smoother appearance and protecting you from advanced ageing and further collagen loss in these areas.
When used to fill and enhance facial features, such as the lips, cheeks, chin and nose, where volume is lacking, not only does the dermal filler perform a cosmetic enhancement, it prevents any folds and creases from becoming deeper by acting as a cushioning pad – plus it may also stimulate new collagen growth in the base of creases.
How long does the procedure take?
Usually 10-20 minutes. You may require up to 3 sessions, depending on the size or type of area targeted.
Dermal Filler Injections - Treatments
What happens during the procedure?
The dermal filler is injected into the desired facial area. Most injections are painless due to you receiving a local anaesthetic, which wears off in 30-40 minutes.
How long will my recovery be and what can I expect?
In most cases you will be able to return to your normal activities straightaway. There is usually no discomfort once the local anaesthetic has worn off. Swelling and some redness is apparent for a few hours. You may also see a few tiny needle prick marks and some local bruising. These can be easily masked with make-up. In the case of lip enhancement, younger people will recover overnight, but older people (with more shrunken and scarred lips) can expect reasonable swelling for 2-3 days.
It is important to revisit the clinic for a follow-up dermal filler consultation 3-5 days after your treatment. The clinician will mould and massage the gel padding to ensure there are no lumps, fix any slight movements(which is common) and check if it is providing the maximum repair/support.
Dermal Filler Injections - Results
As they are a natural body product, Medium-term Dermal Fillers and
Long-term Dermal Fillers are slowly absorbed into the body and will
require topping up (Medium-term after 6-12 months and Long-term after
16-24 months), depending on the type and the amount used and the site
injected. Note that the more product used, and the thicker and firmer
the version of the product, the longer it will remain in place. Also,
the less an area moves, the longer it will last.
A permanent dermal filler will last at least 5-7 years in the area it has been injected and it cannot be removed. Therefore, you need to be sure that you want the area filled and you need to choose a reliable injector. Dr Cussell at the Facial Rejuvenation Clinic is highly qualified and has completed hundreds of procedures.
Dermal Filler Injections - Safety
Dermal Fillers have been used around the world for more than 15 years. All the fillers we use at the Facial Rejuvenation Clinic are not known to cause any allergic reactions. It is important that you chose a reliable clinician to place the fillers to avoid lumping and misshaping. The clinicians at the Facial Rejuvenation Clinic are highly qualified to inject Dermal Fillers.