What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal Fillers are comprised of a naturally occurring complex sugar, which resides within the skin and other areas of the body. The role of dermal fillers is to attract water, thereby hydrating, plumping and smoothing the skin.
As we age and with environmental stressors, there is the depletion of this complex sugar, as well as gravitational changes to the underlying fat pads in the face. This creates a dry, lax skin, accentuating lines and wrinkles and contributing to facial volume loss.
The aim of dermal fillers is to restore and plump areas of depleted volume, soften facial contours and rejuvenate the facial appearance. However dermal fillers may also be used in younger patients to enhance or define areas of facial attractiveness.
Areas Treated with Dermal Fillers
Upper Face Area
The most eminent feature of the face is the eye area. As we age, depletion of volume occurs which creates shadowing, lines and wrinkles, causing us to look tired and older than we feel. The tear troughs (hollowing) beneath the eyes may be softened with dermal fillers, restoring a smooth, refreshed appearance.
Mid Face Area
The facial areas which can be treated using dermal fillers include the cheeks, which is a common area for volume loss due to the gravitational changes of the underlying fat pads.
Dermal filler treatment of the cheeks is not only used to restore volume, but may also help to soften the crows feet, and provide support to the lower facial areas affected by gravity. Defining the apex of the cheek also enhances femininity and facial attractiveness.
Lower Face Area
Dermal fillers may also be used to rejuvenate the mouth area, by hydrating and plumping vertical lip lines and reinforcing the lip border; an area quite commonly affected by collagen depletion and sun damage, as well as lifting the corners of the mouth affected by gravitational changes.
Dermal filler treatment of the lip body offers hydration, enhanced volume and femininity to the face.
The nasolabial folds and jowls are also common areas affected by gravitational changes, which can be softened using dermal fillers to help rejuvenate the lower face.
At Rejuvenation Medispa we use the latest next generation of dermal fillers. If you have a preference we would be happy to discuss using the product that you prefer.
A world leader in semi permanent dermal fillers. It's natural biodegradable, smooth clear Hyaluzonic Gel that flows easily into your skin, instantly filling out those troublesome lines leaving a smooth and natural look and feel you'll notice after just one treatment. Go to company website: Allergan
Another Hyaluronic Acid smooth clear gel offering patients immediate and long-lasting results. Its high lifting and hydrating capacity can absorb upto 1000 times its own weight in water and is visco-elastic to maintain the skin, great immediate results. Go to company website: Lifestyle Aesthetics
The ELLANSÉ™ Range (S, M, L and E) combines the benefits of both immediate correction of wrinkles and folds as well as stimulating the generation of the body’s own natural collagen for beautiful, fresh, and longer-lasting results. Go to company website: Sinclair Pharma
Perfectha® is the latest-generation of Hyaluronic Acid cross-linked with the E-brid technology to fill wrinkles, augment tissue volume and lip contour. Go to company website: Sinclair Pharma
AM I A CANDIDATE?
Most people who opt for dermal fillers are experiencing the effects of premature ageing, however fillers are also used to give your lips more volume or correct minor deformities in the nose as an alternative to a nose job. Fillers are not suitable if you are pregnant or breast feeding.
BEFORE THE TREATMENT.
- Avoid alcohol for 24 hours prior to treatment to minimize the risk of bruising.
- Schedule your appointment at least 4 week before an important occasion or special event to allow any localized bruising to subside.
Filler injection can lead to problems. Contact your practitioner if you have any of the following complications.
- Infection, redness, swelling, or pain after the first day.
- Allergic reaction
- Severe bleeding and bruising.
- Lumpy skin surface after treatment.
For some fillers, your skin is first numbed with a local anesthetic. Your practitioner then uses a needle to inject the filler under the skin.
It is normal for the area treated to feel tender for a couple days post treatment. Pain killers are fine to take.
Swelling usually dissipates within 48 hours. If your lips were treated, swelling can last up to a week.
- Gentle washing is allowed a few hours post treatment.
- For 6 hours post treatment, avoid touching the area, strenuous exercise, and alcohol.
- A post procedure skin care regimen will be suggested by our staff to maximize and prolong your treatment.
- Please contact your practitioner if you experience any signs of infection, fevers, cold sores, increased pain, or redness.
At Rejuvenation MediSpa, your well-being is our main priority, especially when it comes to the results of your treatment.
We understand that even the smallest change can make a big difference to the way you feel & it is therefore important to know you can rely on every detail being taken into account. This is why we are here to listen to your needs, advise and support you every step of the way.