Q: What is a ‘filler’ made from and is it safe?
A: Dermal fillers are a clear gel containing a concentrated component of collagen called Hyaluronic Acid. The gel is injected into the correct layer of the skin to act as a collagen-replacement, giving lift & support. The modern dermal fillers are not animal-derived, rarely cause any allergic reactions and have been used for over 10 years.
Q: Is the treatment painful?
A: There is some mild discomfort. A topical (cream) anesthetic is recommended for most facial line treatments. A local anesthetic injection (like a dental injection) is used for treatment of the lips.
Q: How long will the treatment take?
A: Once you are properly anesthetized, your treatment should only take about 30 minutes. There will be a thorough consultation and medical history check to ensure it is safe to proceed with treatment.
Q: Will I see the results immediately and are there any side effects?
A: Yes – you will see the improvement immediately. You should expect some redness, swelling and mild bruising in the hours and days after your treatment. For some people, this inflammation can take a couple of weeks to resolve completely. By the review visit at 2 weeks, the full effects of your treatment can be assessed.Lips – because of the highly complex nature of the lip tissue, you should allow at least 2-3 weeks for all of the swelling to subside.
Q: How long will my treatment last?
A: Dermal fillers are not only an instant way to replace the lost collagen in your skin. They also have some effect in boosting the production of your own collagen in that area. The treatments are highly effective and will last 4-6 months depending on your age and skin type.