Dermal Fillers - Faqs

Dermal Fillers - Faqs

Dermal Fillers - Faqs

Dermal Fillers frequently asked questions are presented below:

What exactly is hyaluronic acid?

Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance in our body, as we get older the level diminishes.  It is a substance that binds water therefore hydrating the skin and producing a volumising effect.

Are Dermal Fillers safe?

Restylane and Juvederm Ultra dermal fillers safety and efficacy are clinically proven and these fillers are temporary not permanent.

What are Static Wrinkles?

Static wrinkles are the wrinkles and folds that are present at rest or when we are not forming facial expressions.  They develop as we get older because natural substances such as collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid that provide the skin structure and volume decrease with age.

How Long do the Effects Last?

The longevity of the results depends on many factors such as patient age, the skin quality and health and lifestyle of the patient, how much product is used and where in the face it has been injected.  Most patients should expect results to last up to one year, however this is less for lip augmentation.

What are the Possible Side Effects?

Most common side effects are slight redness, swelling or bruising so avoid taking aspirin, anti-inflammatory tablets or Vitamin E  48 hours prior to treatment,  all potential side effects  are temporary and generally disappear within a few days.  With lip enhancement, lips may remain swollen for a couple of days following treatment

Contraindications to Treatment

  • Patients with a known hypersensitivity to hyaluronic acid or lidocaine
  • Patients who tend to develop hypertrophic scarring
  • Patients with an infection at the proposed injection site
  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding


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