The Low Down
On Dermal Fillers
Dermal filler can be used to treat volume loss, lines and folds on the face. Due to age, weight loss or genetics, the face can show predominant hollows, flat cheek pads, deep smile lines, droopy/down turned mouth corners or loose jowl and sagging jawline.
Whether it's to restore a youthful appearance or you want to create cheekbones you always dreamed of , Dermal filler will do just that.
Dermal Fillers are the same make up as Lip Fillers - a Hyaluronic Acid gel, only different consistencies and with the ability to give more volume to areas that need it most . Hyaluronic Acid is a naturally occurring sugar that attracts many times its own weight in water its own weigh in water. To put that into picture think of a dried up sponge that is fully immersed in a bowl of water - it soaks up the H20 and plumps out beautifully. We could say this is the similar process of what happens when Hyaluronic Acid filler is injected into the skin. Hyalauronic Acid is temporary as your body will start to metabolize it and so it breaks down and dissolves itself so to speak over time.
How Much Will I Need?
This really depends on the treatment, the desired outcome and the face that I am working with.
On your consultation we will discuss your personalised treatment, we can take it from there and decide together what changes you hope for and implement the planned procedure to achieve the look you love.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT?
Topical Anaesthetic is used to number the area 10-15mins prior to your treatment for maximum comfort and, there is also mild anaesthetic in the all the Dermal Fillers that I choose to use.The feeling is not necessarily pain, rather a pinch and a mild sting.
Swelling and/or mild bruising can occur, usually gone within 2/3 days . Taking the natural supplement Arnica a few days prior and after treatments can help prevent any bruising and promote speedy healing.
Depending on the treatment , I will use use needles or/and cannulas (blunt needle), to ensure minimum bruising, safer techniques and maximum comfort.