Dermal fillers are gel-like injectables composed of biodegradable, stabilized hyaluronic acid or HA (a naturally-occurring substance in skin cells), which work to smoothen wrinkles and folds, while contouring and adding volume to the skin.
The process involves pulling in water from the surrounding tissues to hydrate and moisturize the skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles.
Dermal fillers are widely used and are known to be very safe, providing results that last between one to two years. Fillers with HA are especially beneficial for aging individuals who are prone to wrinkles due to the reduced production of hyaluronic acid.
$300 to $700
Since dermal fillers contain local anesthetic, anesthesia is not required during the procedure, making it very straightforward. Treatment usually takes between 15-45 minutes to complete during which a couple of tiny injections are made into your skin, after which results can be seen straight away. Almost no recovery time is necessary and you can get back to your normal activities.
How the treatment is carried out varies on a case by case basis and depends on your particular situation, as well as the type of dermal filler being administered. To ensure your results are maintained, you would need to attend a couple more follow-up sessions regularly.
We will walk you through what to expect during the procedure and let you know how to maintain your results to ensure you get the maximum benefit from the treatment. We will also keep you informed as to what side effects may be experienced, such as redness or swelling, and how to counter these reactions.
It is important to note that the results you see after the initial treatment are not final and will improve over the following two weeks. While you can resume normal activities, it is highly recommended to avoid being exposed to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold.
After treatment, it is recommended to:
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How long will the effects of this procedure last?
Depending on how well the patient takes care of their skin post-treatment, their age and lifestyle habits, results will usually last for 6 months to 1 year or more.
Is this a safe procedure?
The synthetic HA in dermal fillers is biocompatible, which means side effects and adverse reactions are less likely, making it a safe procedure.
What areas can dermal fillers be used for?
Dermal fillers aim to improve one’s appearance by restoring youth to the skin. Since aging results in the loss of volume and contour which contributes to facial sagging, fillers work to provide support and restore this loss in volume, giving rise to a youthful appearance. Examples include:
How soon will I see any result and how long does it last?
Results are noticeable right away but will take time to improve over the next two to four weeks after treatment. They are long-lasting, with a lifespan between 6 to 18 months, which can be maintained with repeated treatments. How long the results may last varies on a case by case basis depending on your particular situation, as well as the type of dermal filler used.