Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA) which is a natural substance found in our skin. It is responsible for attracting and maintaining water in the skin. As we age, we lose volume in our face, which can make the face appear sunken and hollow. Derma fillers help plump facial tissue and smooths out facial lines and wrinkles which makes the skin look younger.
Different dermal fillers contain different HA particle sizes and varying percentage of crosslink between the HA particles. This results in different levels of firmness and consistency; and for this reason, different fillers are used for different areas for best results.
During the treatment, small injections of dermal fillers are placed strategically to fill in wrinkles, contour facial shapes and add volume to soft tissue.
Common areas of dermal filler treatment
1. Temporal hallowing
2. Cheek and mid-face
3. Naslolabial and marionette lines
4. Jawline and chin
5. Lateral cheek hallowing
7. Oral commissure lines
8. Lip enhancement
An initial consultation is required to create a customised treatment plan and address any of your questions or concerns. Most of these treatments take approximately 45-60 minutes. Topical or local anaesthetic is provided prior to treatment if required.
Swelling, slight bruising and tenderness around the treated area are quite normal for the first 2-3 days post-treatment. Results will be seen immediately post procedure but will continue to integrate into your natural contours over the next 2-3 weeks.
Dr Jimmy uses a variety of different dermal fillers depending on the area being treated and results can last anywhere from 6 months-2 years. To find out more about our dermal filler treatments contact us to arrange your complimentary consultation today.