How do Dermal Fillers work?
Overtime our faces naturally loose plumpness and wrinkles can appear and often deepen. Dermal fillers, also known as soft tissues fillers, are approved products that have a gel-like consistency. Fillers are injected into the skin to add volume and moisture to your skin from within. Some fillers are natural and some are synthetic, but they all work to improve the appearance of ageing skin in the following ways:
- Filling in wrinkles, fine lines and deep creases
- Improving other imperfections like scars
- Filling out thin or wrinkled lips
- Plumping up cheeks
- Contouring the jaw line, cheeks and other areas of the face
- Rejuvenating hands
- Non-surgical nose reshaping
Can BTX-A be used in combination with other aesthetic treatments?
Yes, depending on the patient’s age, it can be used with other skin rejuvenation treatments, and there will no side effects.
When Botulinum is administered one-week before treatment with dermal fillers, it actually prolongs the effects of augmentation.
Is it safe?
Does it hurt?
Although we use a tiny needle, you may experience some discomfort. The discomfort may also come from the patient being nervous about needles. Application of ice packs to the area prior to injection reduces the pain of the procedure and the incidence of bruising. Alternatively, we can apply local anaesthetic in the form of a dental injection or a cream to reduce the level of pain you may experience.
How long do the effects last?
Given that hyaluronic acid is a glycosaminoglycan, which is polysaccharide (essentially a very large sugar!), the fillers slowly dissipates over time until the product is simply reabsorbed. The average patient reports that the effects of Dermal Fillers last between 6-12 months. However, this is dependent on the patient’s body.
Are there any side effects?
The possible, most common complications are bruising, redness, pain, and swelling. Less commonly, a patient may suffer from an infection or an allergic reaction, sometimes causing scarring and lumps. If this is the case, you may require surgical correction. Although not experienced by our patients at Sonria, there are more rare, but serious adverse effects, such as blindness and delayed skin necrosis.