What is Dermal Filler
Lines and wrinkles start to appear when the skin’s collagen and elastin levels decrease. Sun damage, dehydration and lifestyle factors can also contribute to signs of ageing. Skin sagging also becomes more prominent over time due to these changes.
Dermal filler injections are designed to restore volume to key areas of the face and stimulate the production of collagen. This versatile treatment can be used on several different areas of the face and body, including the jaw, hands, lips and cheeks.
All that’s required to achieve these results is a series of fine injections that won’t take longer than an hour to administer. Thereafter, patients are free to return to their usual routine, with a few exceptions.
Dermal fillers can also be used with anti-wrinkle injections to simultaneously prevent the formation of deep expression lines. During your consultation at Skin Confidence Clinic, we will assist you with a tailored treatment plan that addresses your specific concerns.
What to Expect
Dermal filler injections contain hyaluronic acid, which occurs naturally in the body, hence the reason why they’re both safe and effective.
Once your skin has been evaluated and it’s determined that you would benefit from dermal fillers, your skin is prepared for treatment. To ensure you’re comfortable throughout, a topical numbing agent will be applied to the treatment area.
A series of fine injections will then be used to restore volume to key areas of the face. At Skin Confidence Clinic, we take a less-is-more approach, which is why we inject the filler gradually. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the outcome, a dissolving enzyme can be injected to reverse the treatment.
The average appointment usually doesn’t last longer than 30 minutes and patients are free to return to work directly after their appointment. However, vigorous exercise, extreme temperatures and touching or rubbing the treated area are all discouraged for a day or two.
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Dermal fillers can be used with anti-wrinkle
injections to simultaneously prevent the
formation of deep expression lines
About the treatment
What Can Be Treated with Dermal Fillers?
The areas and concerns that are most commonly treated with dermal fillers include:
- Facial lines and wrinkles caused by weight loss or ageing
- Undefined chin and sunken cheeks
- Acne, surgical and injury-related scarring
- Thin and undefined lips
- Minor nasal deformities
- Decolletage wrinkles
- Wrinkled hands
The average appointment usually doesn’t last longer than 30 minutes and patients are free to return to work directly after their appointment
Ideal Candidates for Dermal Fillers
A consultation will be required to determine whether dermal fillers are the best treatment option for your specific concerns. Patients should be in good physical health and want to address volume loss in the face. Areas such as the cheeks, eyes and lips are generally primary concerns. If severe skin laxity is present, additional treatment options will need to be discussed, including surgical alternatives.
Dermal Filler Results
Dermal filler results are immediate and can last anywhere from six months to two years. This depends on the type of filler that’s used and how quickly your body metabolises the ingredients. Following the necessary aftercare instructions can also help prolong your results. Since dermal filler results are not permanent, top-up treatments will be required in the future. This is usually once signs of ageing start becoming more apparent again.