Dermal Fillers

What is Dermal Filler?

Filler is a smooth injectable gel that can restore the skin's volume and smooth away facial wrinkles and folds, including those highly visible ones around the mouth and nose. Fillers are also used to plump the lips (which can loose fat and internal shape with ageing) as well as restore facial volume. Fillers contain a naturally occurring sugar molecule called hyaluronic acid, which has the ability to hold one thousand times its weight in water creating a plumping affect to the area it has been injected into.

Are Dermal Fillers safe?

Dermal Fillers are considered medically safe and the substance consists largely of hyaluronic acid, a substance normally found in the skin, muscles, and tendons of mammals and is mostly absorbed by the body and eliminated, usually within a six to nine months’ period.

Will the treatment be painful?

All dermal fillers are injected into the treatment area with an extremely fine needle and any discomfort is usually minimal. You won't need any pre-treatment allergy testing, because Dermal Fillers do not contain any allergy-causing ingredients; it's also entirely biodegradable.

How Long Does the treatment Last?

You'll start to see the effects of the treatment immediately. Fillers can last between 6-18 months depending on the type used and your own physiological factors.

 

Can Dermal fillers be reversed?

If you don't like the look you achieve with fillers this can be reversed by injecting an enzyme which dissolves most types of filler.

 

Are there any risks?

Although good results are expected, it is possible that after treatment that the face may appear uneven as some areas maybe greater affected by the product than others. It is also possible that the treatment does not last as long as expected. The results of your dermal filler treatment is dependent on several factors including but not limited too: genetics, metabolism, age, medical history and natural anatomy. It is because of this that there is no guarantee on the results that can be obtained through treatment. As with any treatment, dissatisfaction remains a real risk.
 

Other adverse reactions include but are not limited too:

  • pain

  • itching

  • bruising

  • swelling

  • inflammation

  • infection

  • skin necrosis from vascular occlusion

  • numbness and scaring

  • Filler migration into another area
     

*Although unlikely, these may leave permanent damage.

 

Am I suitable for treatment?

If you have any of the below, you will not be a suitable candidate for this procedure:

  • pregnancy

  • breast-feeding

  • Severe somatic symptom disorders

  • Acute conditions of chronic diseases

  • Dermatological diseases in the injection site area

  • Auto immune conditions

  • Individual intolerance to the components of the drug

  • infectious diseases

  • Cancer or receiving Chemotherapy/Radiotherapy

  • Current skin infections or skin inflammation in the area of presumed injections

  • the skin’s tendency to form keloid/ Hypertrophic scars

  • Presence of permanent fillers in the corrected zones, such as silicone or biopolymers

  • Allergy to specific components of the agent

  • Recent usage of laser or chemical peeling.

  • Haemophilia

  • Hepatitis B or HIV

  • Previous Anaphylaxis or a tendency to have allergic reactions.

  • Needle phobia