Dermal fillers are non-surgical cosmetic treatments used to bring a more youthful appearance by restoring volume or fullness to the face and lips.
As the ageing process continues, collagen production in our skin gradually decreases giving rise to appearance of fine and deep wrinkle lines with loss of facial volume and fullness. Dermal fillers are very effective in treating these complaints. They give immediate aesthetic effect due to elastic gel matrix injected and impart longer term effects due to bio stimulation, promoting new collagen formation.
Does the treatment hurt or is it painful?
The treatment is very well tolerated and considered relatively painless by most patients. Most dermal fillers have 0.3% local anaesthetic pre mixed that numbs during treatment and makes the procedure comfortable.
How long does it take to visibly see the results?
The results are apparent immediately after the treatment and tend to improve over a period of two weeks.
How long is the downtime to recovery?
There is usually no downtime to recover and you can go back to work after the treatment. Occasionally there can be mild swelling and redness, which subsides without any treatment over a few days. There is a possibility of bruising due to micro trauma of the needle, which can be covered with makeup and will fade within one to two weeks.