What you need to know about fillers...
Is a Dermal Filler treatment painful?
You may feel an initial sting, but only for a moment. Your physician may apply a local anaesthetic to numb the area prior to the procedure.
What is the average cost of a cosmetic filler treatment?
When will I see results and how long will they last?
You will notice visible results immediately after your initial injectible treatment.
What is Dermal Filler?
Dermal fillers are injected into your skin to fill lines and restore lost volume, enhancing your facial contours and lips for natural looking results. They’re injected into the deeper layers of skin at the site of sunken areas, creases, or scars to smooth and fill out the area for a firmer, more youthful appearance. Most collagen fillers are made from Non-Animal Stabilized Hyaluronic Acid (NASHA) gel. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your skin and other tissues and degrades over time.
Are there side effects to the treatment?
Directly after the treatment, it’s completely normal to experience some minor and temporary effects such as stinging, discolouration, bruising, mild to moderate redness, and swelling. Most people find that they can return to work or go about their normal daily activities immediately after treatment. If any bruising occurs, this can be covered with makeup. To avoid other potential side effects, such as bacterial infection and lumps forming under the skin, make sure you have an experienced and knowledgeable injector who provides you with pre and post care instructions.
Can I combine treatments?
It is possible to combine ther cosmetic procedures with filler for an all-over smoothing of wrinkles and restoration of lost volume. For example, Botox® cosmetic treatments can be used on forehead wrinkles, while dermal filler may be better used to treat lines around the mouth. Certain procedures such as laser may need to be done at a different time depending on the area(s) treated.