Dermal fillers are clear gels consisting of stabilized hyaluronic acid that bear and bind water, thus smoothing wrinkles and folds, imparting lift and new firmness to your skin. Lips are fuller with a more sensuous contour. Cheeks are plumper and more youthful combating that hollow, drawn appearance that characterises the ageing face.
What Facial Lines are suitable for Dermal Fillers?
Nose to mouth (nasolabial) lines, frown (glabella) lines and above the lip (perioral) lines are the most common. ‘Marionette’ lines can give the corners of the mouth a sad, downturned look, which is greatly improved by using dermal filler.
Is it Painful?
A topical anaesthetic is offered prior to lip enhancement, cheek enhancement and the treatment of nasolabial lines and those above the lip, which needs to be applied at least fifteen minutes in advance of treatments.
How long do the rejuvenation effects last ?
- Lips – 3-6 months
- Smokers Lines – 6 months
- Nose to Mouth Lines – 6-12 months
- Cheek augmentation – 12 months
Are there any side-effects?
Initially there may be some redness and swelling of the treated lines which may last 2 or 3 hours. A small bruise may last a few days but can be concealed with make-up 6 hours after treatment.
The lips are particularly sensitive and swelling as a result of enhancement with dermal fillers can last for several days. Therefore the effect immediately following treatment should not be viewed as indicative of the final result. Mild swelling following cheek augmentation can last up to five days.
Clients are advised to undergo lip enhancement or cheek augmentation when they have no important social or business functions in the ensuing few days.
On the left is before treatment and on the right is after treatment