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Dermal filler injections are a popular treatment option for reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles, restoring facial volumes and rehydrating skin, without resorting to invasive procedures such as a facelift.
Our clinic uses dermal fillers made of hyaluronic acid (HA), which is a natural component of your skin.
During the ageing process, the production of HA naturally decreases. The skin becomes drier and its ability to retain moisture and maintain elasticity depletes. These signs and symptoms of the natural ageing process of the skin can be reduced by replacing the lost hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid products for wrinkle correction have been available since 2006 and successfully used in thousands of treatments.
During the treatment session, HA filler is injected into the specific area of the skin to be treated, using a very fine needle or cannula. HA filler has the added benefit of being soluble. This means that the product can be dissolved with ease. It also has a built-in local anaesthetic allowing for a more comfortable treatment. Once injected, it acts like a cushion, supporting facial structures and tissue that may have lost volume and elasticity.
The HA filler instantly fills the skin and smooths out wrinkles on your face. Due to its special formulation, the HA filler range we use easily integrates into your skin without disrupting your natural contours and without affecting your facial expressions.
In addition to filling out wrinkles, it hydrates the surface of the skin to keep it looking fresh and plump.
Over time, the injected dermal filler will be reabsorbed into the tissues of the body. Each dermal filler injection lasts between 6 - 12 months. The procedure can then be repeated in order to maintain the anti- aging effect.
There is very little to no downtime associated with dermal filler injection treatment. However just like any injection, you may experience mild irritation, swelling, itching, redness, bruising, or tenderness at the injection site. These side effects are usually mild and resolve on their own. If any side effects are concerning you, please contact our clinic.
There are many different types of treatment options using the dermal filler injections, and you will have the opportunity to discuss your concerns with your doctor before you decide if it would be the most suitable method for you.
How much dermal filler will I need?
The amount of dermal filler that you may need depends on the degree of volume loss or depth of the line that we are treating. As a general guide we use the following amounts of dermal filler:
Nasolabial folds: 1ml
Marionette lines: 1 - 2ml
Cheek enhancement: 1 - 3ml
Lip enhancement: 1ml
Temples: 1 - 2ml
Chin and jawline: 1 - 3ml