Dermal Fillers are cosmetic injections that enhance facial features with natural-looking results. They are injected below the skin's surface to fill-in wrinkles or hollow areas, plump-up small areas such as the lips or redefine larger areas such as the cheeks. We have seen amazing results using a new technique for mid face lifting.
The procedure takes about 30-60 minutes in total, depending on the size of the area to be treated.
"I love having Dermal Fillers at The Clinic because I feel fresh and look 10 years younger. Everyone I see always compliments on how young I look after the treatment."
- Rebecca, 60
Results become evident after 3-5 days. There is no downtime to dermal filler injections and you will be able to wear makeup and return to work immediately after your appointment.
There is no downtime required for dermal fillers and you can resume normal activities immediately. However you should avoid the following for 24 hours:
It is also recommended to avoid the following for two weeks:
Exposure to any of the above may cause temporary redness, swelling, and/or itching at the injection sites. If you have swelling at the injection site you can apply an ice pack for a brief period to help with discomfort.
We always recommend the use of sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. Sunscreen with SPF 30 or above should be used daily. If you are under the sun for prolonged periods of time, sunscreen needs to be reapplied at least once every two hours.
Dermal Fillers achieve a more youthful appearance by:
Dermal fillers allow greater precision in wrinkle correction and can effectively treat medium to deep wrinkles, at depths which other methods cannot.
Dermal fillers are non-invasive compared to surgical solutions. They are biocompatible and rarely cause reaction.
On rare occasion, side effects following dermal filler injections can include swelling, redness, bruising and mild asymmetry as the inflammation settles down. There is also a risk of asymmetry developing after the filler injections, but this is completely correctable and generally minimal.
Very rarely, more serious side effects occur. These can include:
In the event of an arterial occulsion the injections can be reversed to prevent further complications.
Dermal Fillers are not suitable for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
A single treatment of Juvaderm/ Ultra plus can last 9 - 12 months. Voluma can last 1 - 2 years.
Without local anaesthesia, we would rate the pain of dermal filler injections at around 3/10. With local anaesthesia, the pain rating is reduced to around 2/10.
Whilst we have seen amazing results from Dermal Fillers, please know that results vary and we cannot make guarantees. We recommend coming and speaking to our registered nurses for an in-depth consultation. They will discuss in detail how Dermal Fillers work, whether they will be right for your skin type and the expected results in line with your skin goals.