What are dermal fillers?
Hyaluronic acids based fillers are typically first choice, also known as Restylane, Juvederm, Voluma, Volbella, Volure. Hyaluronic acid is naturally occurring in the skin. This class of fillers are synthesized from non-animal sources and suspended in a gel. Dermal fillers are injected into areas with volume deficiency such as cheeks, lips, jaw line, smile lines and lips. Allergic reactions are highly unlikely. Facial features can be enhanced improving cheek contours, creating high cheek bones, eliminating sagging jowls, filling smile lines, volumizing chin and jaw lines, improving under eye circles, providing fuller more voluptuous lips and creating more youthful hands.
Can I return to Regular Activity?
Aerobic exercise should be avoided for 24 hours after injections. Steam room and sauna should be avoided for the first 3 days after injection (showering is not restricted). Avoid makeup at injection sites for 24 hours.
Is it safe?
A clinical history will be taken to be sure dermal fillers are right for you. Safety considerations will be reviewed at your consultation. Dermal Fillers must be used with caution in those with autoimmune disorders, bleeding disorders, history of keloid scaring and on blood thinners. Hyaluronic acid based fillers provide a unique safety advantage of being dissolvable in the event of complications; making them the first line agent for safe and effective facial enhancements. Most clients enjoy successful treatments, however bruising can sometimes occur after injection.
How long does it last?
Fillers can last 6 months to 2 years, depending on the product selected.
Is it painful?
Some clients report no pain, others report mild discomfort, few report moderate discomfort. Numbing agents and lidocaine can be used for comfort during injection. Occasionally 24 hours after injections, when the pain agent has worn off some mild discomfort can be experienced (comparable to the discomfort a bruise would cause). Ice, tylenol or over the counter pain medications will help. Any pain beyond mild discomfort, please notify your Aesthetic Nurse for further follow up.