Dermal filler injections are one of the most popular aesthetic treatments available today. They restore lost volume and smooth out lines and wrinkles caused by ageing.
Dermal filler injections restore lost volume and smooth out lines and wrinkles caused by ageing. They can be used to enhance the lips, augment the cheeks, diminish fine lines and wrinkles such as smoker’s lines and nasolabial folds (nose to mouth lines), re-shape the nose (non-surgical nose-job), correct hollow tear troughs (the area under the eye which results in dark eye circles) and rejuvenate the back of the hands, neck or décolletage.
What does a dermal filler treatment involve?
Before your treatment, you need to have a thorough medical consultation where we will take pre-treatment photos and determine whether you are suitable for derma filler injections.
We will then administer a local anaesthetic cream or injection to increase comfort during the treatment. Depending on the area being treated, we may use a needle or a cannula to place the product under the skin. Some patients may experience a mild stinging or burning sensation as the product is injected but any discomfort should be minimal due to the anaesthetic. Injection sites will be massaged to promote even integration of the product into the tissue.
Treatments usually take less than 30 minutes to complete and in the right hands, they are very safe and effective.
Common side effects can include redness, swelling and bruising at the injection site for a few days after treatment. More severe adverse reactions can include granulomas (nodules), necrosis and excessive swelling but these are very rare.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I fly after dermal fillers?
Yes, after 12 hours.
Can I go to the gym after having dermal fillers?
No, It’s recommended to wait at least 12 hours.
Can I drink alcohol after having dermal fillers?
No, It’s not recommended for the first 12 hours.
Can dermal fillers be used at the same time as Laser IPL and Skin Peels?
It is recommended that following laser treatments or peels, you allow your skin to recover for 4-6 weeks before undergoing dermal filler treatment.