Dermal Fillers

Dermal Filler Locations

To plump up fine lines, wrinkles, some scarring, and augment the lips by restoring volume and definition. To “rejuvenate” the skin.

The treatment:
Most manufacturers of dermal fillers recommend that treatments should only be carried out by medical professionals.

Dermal fillers are made from a variety of materials. Any fillers placed on the market as medical devices must meet the requirements of the Medical Devices Directive.  Such materials must be CE-marked, which indicates that the manufacturer has verified that the product will not compromise the clinical condition or the safety of patients when used under the conditions and for the purposes intended, and that any risks are acceptable when weighed against the benefits anticipated from the clinical use intended by the manufacturer. 

The practitioner injects the filler in a series of small injections and the area gently massaged.  You can expect to be a little swollen and tender for a short while afterwards.  Some treatments require the application of a local anaesthetic cream, and others which are carried out by doctors or dentists may be performed using nerve block anaesthesia. The treatment time can vary between 30 minutes to an hour. 

The results:

The lines and wrinkles are softened, the lips can be plumped up and given more definition.  The degree of correction is dependent on the patient's wishes and the amount of product used. Results are also dependent on a patient's skin type and facial structure, their life style and their own perception.  Effects can last 6-12 months

The risks:

Risks can include a small risk of allergic reaction to the filler (1 in 20, 000) or bruising of the treated area, or nodule formation. People with a history of cold sores may experience a recurrence after treatment, although this can be minimised by the use of antiviral medicines.

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