Dermal fillers consist of a gel called Hyralonic acid. Hyralonic acid is a natural sugar molecule in our skin which binds to water to provide hydration and volume.
Why use dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injected to the area to provide instant volume, shape to create a desired look or to reduce lines and wrinkles.
Dermal fillers for lips can provide volume, shape and reduce asymmetries.
Dermal fillers for nasolabial folds can help to soften to fold between the nose and lip.
Dermal fillers for the marrionette lines can help soften the lines from the lips to the chin.
To achieve the desired look multiple areas and multiple syringes maybe required.
Frequently Asked Questions
This depends on the individual such as lifestyle and how quick the individuals body absorbs the Dermal filler.
It can range from 3 months to 18 months.
A consent form will need to be completed prior to treatment to discuss medical history.
Skin infections near to the injection site.
Cold sore present.
Certain Autoimmune conditions
Previous anaphylaxis to the Dermal filler or local anaesthetic
Under the age of 18.
Pregnant or breast feeding
Taking certain steriod medications
Going abroad within 2 weeks
Medications that increase bleeding or blood thinners.
Previous cold sores as the treatment can cause an outbreak of the virus.
To ensure client safety all dermal fillers are CE marked and bought from trusted suppliers.
There is a risk as the face has a vascular blood system.
As a health professional and an Aesthetic nurse I have understanding of facial anatomy.
Normal are redness, swelling, itching, tenderness near the injection site, Bruising
Rare: infection, allergic reaction
No alcohol for 24-48 hours
No excessive exercise 48 hours
No extreme heat or cold such as sunbeds, sauna, sunbathing for around 2 weeks or until the swelling has reduced.
No make up 12 hours
Not to touch injection site for 12 hours and then can massage the area with creams to help reduce bruising.