Dermal Fillers



Dermal fillers are a crystal-clear glucose, which is a substance that occurs naturally in the body. These glucose crystals naturally absorb fluit to hydrate & plum the skin.

Typically most treatments take between 20 - 30 minutes. They can be performed as a simple lunch-time procedure.

This is variable between individuals and regions treated. Most people continue to notice the results for 6 to 12 months.

The treatments do involve some discomfort. However, the discomfort is minimised by using anaesthetic creams for most treatments. Occasionally anaesthetic injections (similar to a dental anaesthetic) are used for lip treatments (eg. lip augmentation & cheek augmentation).

Up to 48 hours after a dermal filler procedure, redness, swelling and tenderness in the treated area may occur. The following guidelines are recommended during this period:

1. Apply cool compresses to the treated areas to relieve swelling.

2. Drink water regularly throughout the day (8 glasses of water is recommended daily).

3. Until redness has subsided, avoid the following:

 * Alcohol as it opens up blood vessels and may increase bruising or swelling
 * Strenuous exercise and extreme heat and cold
 * Blood thinning medicines such as Aspirin
 * Facials, facial waxing, glycolic or AHA peels, liquid nitrogen (dry ice) or laser treatments for 10-to-14 days after dermal filler
injections. Laser resurfacing is best done after traces of the dermal filler injection has disappeared from the skin.

4. Should any lumps occur in the treated area once the swelling has subsided, it is recommended that you gently massage this area with clean fingers.

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