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Dermal fillers are made from hyaluronic acid. They are injected into targeted areas on the face to help add volume, reduce the appearance of wrinkles, and enhance facial features such as the cheekbones and lips.
As we age, our skin naturally produces less hyaluronic acid, decreasing skin elasticity, hydration and volume. Dermal fillers work by boosting the skin’s supply of hyaluronic acid, giving you a smoother or fuller look depending on where it is applied.
The procedure is usually relatively quick and painless, and you can resume most activities immediately unless your practitioner states differently. However, avoiding intense physical activities 24-48 hours after your treatment is recommended to minimise swelling and bruising.
Dermal fillers are a non-surgical option for people looking to enhance their appearance without surgery or invasive procedures. In addition, they come with much fewer risks, downtime and side effects.
Dermal fillers provide immediate results, whereas other aesthetic treatments can require time for results to become noticeable. Although you may experience some common side effects, such as swelling, mild bruising or redness in the treated area, these should subside within 2 weeks.
Dermal fillers can provide natural-looking results that enhance your features rather than completely altering your appearance. Although with dermal filler, you can start subtly and build up over time to get a fuller look, our skilled practitioners will tailor treatments to your individual requirements.
Dermal filler usually lasts 6-12 months, but this can vary between individuals. Once you reach the desired look that you want to achieve, you will need fewer treatments to maintain it.
While having injections may seem daunting, most patients report minimal discomfort during the procedure. Our practitioner will apply topical numbing cream to help ease any discomfort during your procedure to ensure you feel comfortable throughout your appointment.
While hyaluronic acid dermal fillers can be long-lasting, they can also be reversed. This procedure is called dissolving, which consists of injecting hyaluronidase into the area where the filler is, breaking the filler down.
There are many reasons that dermal filler may be requested to be dissolved, such as:
At this stage, you will discuss any questions or concerns regarding the procedure with your practitioner. Here are some examples of common information which may be discussed with your practitioner:
2. Preparation Before The Procedure
The practitioner will apply numbing cream to the area(s) you are having dermal filler applied. This can give you a tingling sensation, but this is perfectly normal as it means that the numbing cream is working. While waiting for the numbing cream to work, the practitioner will examine your skin and mark the areas where the filler will be applied.
3. The Procedure
One of our experienced practitioners will use a fine needle to inject the dermal filler into the targeted areas. The number of injections and filler required will vary depending on your needs and preference.
The area may become red, sore and swollen; however, the swelling and bruising should settle within a few days. Our experienced practitioner will go through what you can do to help reduce the risk of side effects and answer any questions you may have.
At Green Square Dental, we strive to provide the highest quality care for all our patients. If you are interested in dermal fillers, then get in touch today, and speak to one of our staff members, who will be happy to help you.
The level of discomfort during a dermal filler procedure can vary from patient to patient. However, most patients report minimal discomfort during the injection process.
Before receiving dermal filler, our practitioner will apply a topical numbing cream to help minimise any discomfort. While some patients may experience mild discomfort or a slight burning or stinging sensation during the injection, this treatment is generally considered well-tolerated.
After the injections, some patients may experience mild swelling, redness, or bruising at the injection site, which can also cause minor discomfort.
Overall, the discomfort associated with dermal filler injections is typically mild and short-lived. However, if you have concerns about pain during the procedure, discuss this with your practitioner beforehand or get in touch with us.
Dermal fillers are a temporary treatment which usually lasts between 6-12 months, and this is due to the hyaluronic acid breaking down naturally in the body over time. However, this can fluctuate from person to person due to several factors. For example, dermal fillers tend to break down faster if you: