Dermal fillers are a non-invasive treatment used to restore youth and volume to the face.
As we age, our skin begins to lose its elasticity and natural hydration. This, combined with the effects of gravity and loss of collagen can lead to lines, wrinkles and sagging of the skin.
Fillers are an excellent treatment choice to restore volume and plumpness to under the eyes, cheeks, nasolabial folds, lips and chin. The dermal fillers we use are made from a naturally occurring complex sugar called Hyaluronic Acid (HA). This sugar, which is naturally found in our skin cells, combines with collagen and elastin which helps improve elasticity and also assist in the hydration of the skin.
What does the treatment involve?
After a thorough consultation, your goals and expectations will be discussed. Numbing cream will be applied for about 30 mins. The gel like substance is then carefully injected below the skin. Discomfort varies from one person to another and depends on the area being treated. Treatment time takes about 30 mins.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects include redness at the injection site, pain, firmness, swelling, lumps and bumps, bruising, and itching. The vast majority of these cases are temporary and should resolve within a week to two.
How long does it last?
Results are visible almost immediately and can last anywhere from 9 months to 2 years, pending on the area being treated.
What area can be treated with dermal fillers?
- Volume restoration
- Lip enhancement
- Wrinkle and fine line reduction