DERMAL FILLERS

Dermal fillers are a soft gel like substance that contain hyaluronic acid (HA).

HA is found naturally in the body and settles extremely well while adding and restoring volume and shape to the soft tissue in the face.

Dermal fillers can also be placed strategically to change your face shape completely too.

As we get older our bodies stop producing collagen and elastin, both of which contribute to the youthful look.  When we hit 25 we start to lose collagen. Which is pretty young, right? 

Our collagen and elastin levels then decline at a rate of about 2% per year, and your body will have stopped producing it altogether by your late twenties

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Dermal Fillers tend to last on average 8-18 months depending on thickness and crosslinks in the them, also the brand used can affect the longevity.

Filler life can be prolonged by consuming plenty of water. HA can hold a huge amount of water and naturally draws the water to it, which produces a plumping effect.

Dermal Fillers can be used to restore, contour and enhance the following areas

Cheeks

Lips

Nose to mouth lines

Marionette lines

Chin

Jaw

Nose

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CONTRAINDICATIONS 

To consider prior to dermal filler treatment

These include:

  • Active Skin infection

  • Inflammatory conditions 

  • Active localised infections

  • Active generalised infections

  • Allergies and hypersensitivity

  • Active Psoriasis

  • Systemic Infections

  • Immune compromise

  • Autoimmune conditions

  • Transplant patients

  • Metabolic disorders

  • Thyroid dysfunction

  • Anticoagulants

  • Haemostatic or coagulant disorders

  • Cutaneous Collagenoses

  • Pregnancy 

  • Breast feeding

  • Sensitivity to products in the dermal fillers

SIDE EFFECTS AND RISKS

 

Being injected with dermal fillers poses some risks

The most common side effects include:

  • Bruising

  • Redness

  • Swelling

  • Pain

  • Itching

Additional side effects less commonly reported include:

  • Infections

  • Lumps and bumps

  • Discoloration or change in pigmentation

 

Rare but serious risks include:

  • Scarring, blurred vision, partial vision loss, and blindness if the dermal filler is inadvertently injected into a blood vessel. It is recommended that health care providers take care to avoid injection into blood vessels (especially around the forehead, nose and eye area) for these reasons.

  • Allergic reaction that may lead to a severe reaction (anaphylactic shock) that requires emergency medical help.

 

Most side effects occur shortly after injection and go away within two weeks. In some cases, side effects may emerge weeks, months, or years later. Talk to your licensed health care provider if you have questions or concerns.

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AFTER TREATMENT CARE

 

  • Do not to rub or massage the area around the injection points after having this includes facials.

  • Do not apply make up for a minimum of 4 hours post treatment.

  • Do not exercise for 24 hours. You may partake in light activities such as walking after 4 hours.

  • Remain upright for a minimum of 4 hours.

  • Avoid tight headwear

  • Avoid excessive alcohol or medically necessary blood thinning medication before the treatment to prevent bruising.

  • Excessive heat for 24 hours, such as steam rooms, saunas, hot baths and showers

  • Avoid sunbeds 

  • Avoid sunbathing

  • Avoid smoking

Brand of Dermal Fillers we use Teosyal and Intraline

 

Upon request: Juverderm and Revolax