What are dermal fillers?
There are currently many dermal filler products available on the market, the most popular of which are based on a substance that naturally exists in the human body. The substance found in dermal fillers is a synthetic compound that acts similarly to the natural substance. It attracts water molecules and therefore acts like a cushion propping up existing facial structures that have lost volume and elasticity as part of normal aging. By increasing the skin’s supply of this substance, dermal fillers revitalize and add volume to the skin, smooth out wrinkles and lines, fill in hollowed out areas, and impart a softer, more youthful appearance.
What areas do we treat?
What can I expect at my dermal filler procedure?
The appropriate dermal filler is injected into your skin using a very fine needle. Depending on the result you are trying to achieve, the filler will be injected along wrinkles and deep facial folds, or into hollowed out areas of the face that have lost volume due to age. The procedure itself should take approximately 15 minutes.
How long will it take to see results?
After getting dermal filler injections, you will be able to see results immediately.
How long will the results from dermal filler last?
Depending on the type of filler used, results can last anywhere from 6-12 months. Dermal fillers fade very slowly and gradually over several months until your skin returns to its natural state. The specific amount of time dermal fillers last varies depending on the patient’s skin, the treatment area, and the type of product used. As treatment with dermal fillers is temporary, they require touch-up injections for maintenance and eventually repeat injections.
How long is the recovery from dermal filler injections?
After receiving your dermal injections, you might experience some mild redness, swelling, tenderness, bruising, or itching. These effects should resolve within a week. Redness can be concealed using foundation or concealer. In general, most patients experience little or no downtime – which means you can return to work and continue with your usual daily activities.
Are dermal filler injections painful?
Most patients only experience mild discomfort. As the needles used for dermal fillers are very fine, the amount of pain experienced by patients is minimal and the procedure does not require anesthesia. It should also be noted that many of the dermal filler products available today contain a local anesthetic to minimise your discomfort. Topical numbing creams as well as ice can be used to further minimise discomfort when injecting sensitive areas.
Are dermal fillers reversible?
Fortunately, there is the option of completely reversing the results you obtain from dermal fillers if you are not happy with the results. A solution is simply injected into the treatment site which effectively dissolves the filler within approximately 24 hours. Contact us today for dermal fillers in Brunswick VIC.