Dermal filler is advanced technology in the treatment of wrinkles and in the increase of lip and face volume. Dermal filler products are based on Hyaluronic acid, a substance similar to that found naturally in the body, and are injected into the face in order to smooth away wrinkles, create fuller lips, and add facial volume and contour. They correct facial volume loss by creating a soft and hydrated layer inside or under the skin. The results are smooth, instant and long lasting, yet non-permanent. Natural facial features are enhanced.
Dermal filler is administered by a small injection that fills up the specific wrinkle facial area by replenishing the substance in the skin that stops wrinkles appearing, restoring the elasticity and firmness of the skin. The effect is instantaneous for a younger and refreshed look.
The fullness achieved shortly after the placement will subside by 15%-30% within the next few days. The remainder will persist for many months depending on the location. After the first treatment, one or more additional injections (at least one week apart) of Filler may be necessary to achieve the desired level of correction / fullness. Filler will last for about 6 – 12 months.
Most people find the injections relatively painless. They may prick a little. If you like, a topical anesthetic can be applied to the area being treated prior to your procedure. When enhancing the lips, a local anesthetic injection is often given.
After placement slight redness and swelling is expected for the following few hours. Side effects could include swelling, redness, pain, bruising, and very small chance of infection. Although rare, red or swollen bumps may occur. Similar to any other “filler material” there is a very small chance of major blood vessel occlusion.