Dermal fillers can be used to fill out facial lines, wrinkles and creases, increasing both the volume and definition of the lips and cheeks. The aim is to leave you with a more youthful and natural look.
About – Dermal fillers
Dermal fillers can be used to fill out facial lines, wrinkles and creases, increasing both the volume and definition of the lips and cheeks. The aim of the treatment is to leave you with a more youthful and natural look and a reveal smoother, plumper skin.
Hyaluronic acid is a clear, gooey substance that is naturally produced by your body, mainly in the skin, connective tissue and eyes. It helps to retain water to keep your tissues well lubricated and moist. Levels naturally decrease as we age resulting in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Sometimes lines become wrinkles due to other factors, e.g. sun exposure, diet and years of facial muscle movement.
Fillers contain hyaluronic acid to supplement the body’s natural levels and are used in the following areas:
- Marionette lines
- Nasolabial folds
- Tear trough
- Non-surgical rhinoplasty
- Smokers lines/barcode lines around the mouth
Treatment Process – Dermal Fillers
Before any treatment, we will spend 10-15 minutes carrying out a skin condition assessment, using an analyser device, which enables our clinician to understand the health of the skin including hydration, thickness and any underlying health issues.
Following the consultation, we will prepare a treatment plan which will set out how many sessions you might need and the intervals between the sessions. Each treatment session will normally be around 30-45 minutes.
Pre-treatment advice – Dermal Fillers
Do not drink any alcohol during the 24 hours before your treatment. We also advise that you avoid using aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for a few days before your treatment (unless they are taken for a chronic medical condition). Avoiding these medications will reduce your risk of bruising at the point of injection. Please do not wear make-up on the day of the treatment.
Treatment Aftercare – Dermal Fillers
Aftercare is very important, so make sure you’re doing everything right by discussing it with your clinician:
- Don’t touch, massage or rub the affected area in any way for at least 48 hours after treatment.
- Don’t undergo other treatments like microdermabrasion, facials and chemical peels for at least 24 hours after the procedure.
If you require pain medication after treatment, you can take paracetamol, but avoid anti-inflammatory medications, such as ibuprofen and aspirin, as these thin the blood, which can make bruising worse.
It is rare to get any serious side effects following treatment, however possible side effects include the following:
- Bruising/swelling/redness at injection site
- Nausea, headache or flu-like symptoms
- Occasional numbness
- Drooping of the eyebrow or upper eyelid or swelling and redness in eyelids
There can be allergic reactions including:
- Rash and itchiness
- Visual disturbances
- Visual loss
- Facial swelling
- Dry mouth
- ‘Pins and needles’ sensation
- Dry skin
- Antibody formation (substantial deterioration in response)
If you experience any of the above after having the treatment, speak to your clinician or medical practitioner immediately.
Dermal Fillers – FAQ
How many sessions will I need?
One, with a follow-up after two weeks, with top-ups if required.
How quickly will I see results?
What will I feel during and after the treatment?
The injection needles are small so any pain should be slight.
Do I have any anaesthetic?
An anaesthetic cream might be used first to numb your skin.
You may feel a little discomfort once the anaesthetic cream has worn off but this will wear off.
What is my recovery time?
Within 2 weeks.
How long does the procedure take?
The initial consultation will take 10-15 minutes.
A treatment session will take 30-45 minutes.
When can I go out and resume my normal daily activities?
How long will the results last?
12 to 18 months.
Is the treatment available for both men and women?
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Call: 01491 756015
Garden Cottage, Badgemore Park
Henley-On-Thames, RG9 4NR