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What are dermal fillers?
There are several types of dermal fillers; Juvederm®, Restylane®, Radiesse®, Redensity, Sculptra® and Voluma® are the most well known and are injected into the face and body to reverse the signs of ageing. Dermal can also be referred to as ‘wrinkle fillers’ or a type of facial fillers. See the before and after for fillers above.
What are dermal fillers used for?
Dermal fillers are used to smooth out wrinkles and lines caused by ageing, and can correct sagging skin or hollowness by adding volume. They are also frequently used as a lip enhancement product to give volume and definition to lips. Radiesse® is most frequently used on the back of the hands.
What happens during the procedure?
During the procedure, your face will be injected with small amounts of filler. This is not particularly painful as the needles are tiny and our clinicians are highly experienced but you might feel a small amount of discomfort as the needle goes into your skin. Once the filler has been administered, you can go home.
What are the side effects of dermal fillers?
- A small amount of bruising or swelling
- Redness at the needle entry points
What results can I typically expect?
Results from dermal filler treatments will be dependant on the type of filler used, and the amount that was injected into your skin. You can discuss this in your filler consultation beforehand. To give a general guideline on how long fillers last, it is usually between 6 and 18 months.
Before your procedure
You will meet with your clinician to discuss your treatment and what results you are hoping to see.
Aftercare for dermal fillers
One of the best things about the aftercare for dermal fillers is how there is very little downtime after having filler injected, and you can usually return to normal activities straight away.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which dermal filler will be used?
Your clinician is a highly skilled injector and has been trained to choose the right filler to achieve the results you want. They will examine your face and discuss with you what you are hoping for, then choose the appropriate filler.
Who will inject my filler?
The clinicians at Zenith who most frequently inject filler are Doctor Maini (a practitioner of the 8 point facelift with many years experience), Dr Lakhani (an advanced injector of both Botox and fillers), and Pauline - our Senior Aesthetic Nurse. Pauline similarly brings many years of experience and happy patients.
Can it go wrong?
We are very careful with injecting fillers and tend to inject small amounts in any one session. We routinely modify the treatment as required in small steps, so you are completely happy at the end of the treatment. In the extreme hypothetical situation that the filler was placed incorrectly, or in any area not desired by the patient, a natural enzyme can be injected to disperse the filler safely within a few days. We are also available to all our patients seven days a week should there be any issues.
Are dermal fillers extracted from animals?
No. The fillers mentioned above are manufactured from bacteria. The skin does not recognise these agents as foreign as the materials present in these fillers are part of our skin. There is NO RISK of catching viral illness that can be passed on through animal-based fillers.
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