Dermal filler injections contain hyaluronic acid (HA) – a naturally occurring substance in the skin that stabilises structure, attracts and binds water, and improves elasticity. HA fills the space of volume loss and stimulates skin cell renewal.
Common facial areas which are treated with dermal filler injections include the cheeks, lips, chin, jowls, jawline, temples and tear troughs as well as the neck, décolletage and hands.
Results are visible immediately and optimal in one to two weeks. They last six to twelve months, depending on the area treated and the product prescribed. The dermal filler will gradually and naturally degrade in the body. Regular treatments will help to maintain results.
- Avoid blood-thinning and anti-inflammatory medication (e.g. aspirin ibuprofen, fish oil, and St John’s wort) one week prior
Advise your clinician if you:
- Are taking blood thinners
- Using ibuprofen
- Had recent minor dental work (e.g. scale and clean)
- Have a long-haul flight booked within the next two weeks
- Have an auto-immune condition
Prior to your first treatment, our doctor will consult with you to assess your suitability for dermal filler and discuss any concerns or questions you may have.
The procedure involves a small amount of the prescribed product being administered into the selected areas using a very fine needle, or in some instances, a cannula. The injections may sting for a few seconds, and in some instances a numbing agent will be used.