What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal Fillers are long-lasting gels that, once injected into the skin lift and add volume to the areas being treated. These fillers come in different dosages and are popular alternatives to collagen replacement therapy. They usually do not require a skin test.
Benefits of Dermal Fillers
Dermal Filler treatments offer patients a wide range of benefits, including a more youthful appearance. This treatment can be used to fill minor to moderate lines and wrinkles and is especially effective around the eyes, nose, and mouth. When used as a lip enhancement product, it can lend volume and definition to lips, producing a sensual, more pronounced pout.
The treatment can be tailored to your needs providing a natural look. The treatment is non-invasive with virtually no recovery time necessary; you can resume your normal activities immediately after treatment. Not permanent and will naturally break down.
Technologically advanced man-made fillers are animal-free and they require no test prior to treatment, whereas approx 2-3% of people have an allergic reaction to collagen and as such we carry out a 28-day skin test, prior to any collagen treatment.
How does it work?
Dermal Fillers are based on Hyaluronic Acid, which is one of very few substances that is identical in all species and tissue types. Hyaluronic Acid, binds water in your skin to lift and restore the skin’s natural elasticity and volume. They work together with the body’s own hyaluronic acid and join forces to create volume and smooth out wrinkles.
How is the treatment performed?
The treatment is performed in the clinic by injecting the filler substance into the desired area with a fine needle. This gives natural volume to the treated area and because no pre-test is needed it takes less than 30 minutes. The needle is very fine so the discomfort is usually minor, however anesthetic creams can be used to reduce the pain of the injections especially in the lips.