Dermal fillers are a safe, non-surgical and effective method of rejuvenating, lifting and reshaping the face. They can be used to treat wrinkles and creases by filling and replacing volume loss due to the reduction in skin collagen and elastin.
These are the areas We can transform
Areas that can be treated with dermal fillers include the: lips (to increase definition, increase fullness or reduce lines), smile creases, cheeks, frown lines as well as acne and chickenpox scars.
How long does it last?
The longevity of fillers will depend on the areas treated, and the type of fillers used. On average, they last 6-8 months, however, much like one’s metabolic rate, there is also an individual variation in the longevity of fillers in different people.
What does the procedure involve?
During our consultation, we will discuss and advise on how fillers may benefit you, including what filler to use, what area to treat, and most importantly discuss the expected outcome, duration of results and costs. Filler procedure involves multiple fine injections to the treatment area. We often use a combination of ice and a numbing cream prior to the injections, reducing the discomfort to a manageable level. The procedure takes between 20 to 40 minutes depending on the area treated.
What can You expect after the treatment?
Immediately after the filler procedure, you can expect slight redness and swelling- this is absolutely normal. This inconvenience is temporary and settles within a day or two. Light make up may be applied if desired. The majority of patients feel comfortable enough to resume their work and normal activities after treatment. Bruising may develop a day or two after fillers, but will settle over 3-5 days.
Can dermal fillers be combined with other therapies?
Absolutely! Dermal fillers are only one aspect of the rejuvenation process. They are frequently combined with anti-wrinkle injections, which relax the underlying muscles. Balance is the key to natural facial rejuvenation. Apart from treating loss of volume, the use of fractionated laser and TCA peels can improve skin texture, tone and clarity.