Dermal fillers are smooth injectable gels made from synthesised hyaluronic acid, they are injected into the skin to correct lines, wrinkles and skin folds.
When injecting Dermal fillers into sensitive structures ie. nerves and blood vessels. In such an event, hyaluronidase injection will be used to dissolve the HA filler.
Other possible side effects include discolouration, swelling, redness, small lumps. In rare cases can trigger herpes simplex virus, cold sores.
In very rare cases can have prolonged induration, discolouration.
Dermal Fillers For Lips
Dermal fillers used to treat the lips border, the corners of the mouth, the v-shaped Cupid’s bow, can bring stronger definition and restoring volume and enhancing lip shape.
Dermal fillers contain a local anaesthetic Lidocaine, in the prefilled syringe. If you have a known hypersensitivity to lidocaine, lignocaine, your clinician will need to be informed.
Client consent for treatment with a dermal filler is required as is a doctor’s prescription and a consultation on the day of treatment.
Expression lines and wrinkles around the eyes and forehead can be easily treated with Botulinum Toxin Type A. This treatment relaxes the muscles beneath the lines, hence smoothing out the lines.
Treatment involves small injections into the specific facial muscles with a very fine needle. Pain in minimal and no anaesthetic is required. The amount of units/ injections are discussed prior to treatment and agreed upon treatment.
Generally the frown lines and forehead lines are treated at the same time.
Effects of the treatment are seen in 2-4 days and lasts up to 4 months.
Temporary discomfort, pain and bruising, swelling or redness at injection sites are possible side effects.
Local muscle weakness e.g. drooping eyelids or eyebrows.
Swollen eyelids, skin tightness, tingling, itching, aching, headache are possible side effects.
Anti-wrinkle and dermal fillers are not recommended for clients who are pregnant, planning to be pregnant or breastfeeding.
It is advised to stop taking any Non steroidal anti-inflammatory, anti-platelet or blood thinning medication like aspirin, nurofen and fish oils, vitamins, herbs, 2 weeks prior to having treatment as these medications can increase the risk of bruising.
It is advised to avoid alcohol, non steroidal anti inflammatory medications, aspirin after treatment. Apply a cool compress for 10 min every hour on the day of treatment , but not directly on the skin.
Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours.
Avoid using AHA, Retinols, Vitamin C therapy or oil based makeup for 24 hrs post treatment.
Avoid exposure to intense heat e.g. solarium, sauna or spas.
Avoid pressure on the treated area, no massages or treatments on treated skin areas. If prone to cold sores, there is a chance the treatment may induce an outbreak, hence an anti viral therapy is advised.
Review appointment in 2 weeks with the clinician is recommended.
* Disclaimer: Results of before and after pictures shown are indicative of what is achievable. Due to great individual variations, actual results may differ from person to person