How does a dermal filler treatment work?
Dermal fillers are injectectable fluids which are used to create volume, contour the face, plump the lips and can be used to correct the nose or jawline. They vary in particulate size depending on where in the face they are being used and the depth the injector needs to go. Dermal fillers are a form of synthetic hyalluric acid which occurs naturally in our bodies. A client requiring cheek augmentation would need a thicker dermal filler, with larger particles to give optimum volume and contour. A client requiring a dermal filler for the correction of fine, superficial lines, will only need a very viscous filler which will settle and just gently soften the lines. Your nurse will discuss your concerns and explain fully what you can expect from your treatment.
Benefits of Having Dermal Fillers with Kent and Surrey Aesthetics:
- You will only ever have a nurse or another medically trained person administering a filler. Dermal fillers are unregulated and can be problematic so this needs to be considered when choosing a practitioner
- We only use top grade Dermal fillers which are safer and last longer. The clinic tends to use Restylane but if you have a preferred Dermal filler that you have had great results with, we can order in for you prior to treatment
- The products we use are 100% reversible so if you are not 100% happy with your new look we can get you back to how you were before
Does the treatment hurt?
Dermal fillers can feel a little uncomfortable especially in the peri oral area and the lips. We use a topical unaesthetic and the filler itself contains lidocaine which helps to make the treatment less painful.
How long does it take?
Depending on the area and the amount of filler used you will be in treatment for between 45 minutes to an hour. A good 30 minutes is spent waiting for the topical anesthetic cream to numb the area.
Are there any side effects?
Yes, there can be bruising, some swelling and redness caused by the injection itself, all of these tend to resolve fairly quickly. You will be given an emergency number so will always have access to your practitioner should you have any concerns.
How long will the Filler last?
We only use top grade products so you can expect to get between 6 months to a year from your filler. Please be aware that this can differ from client to client depending on how your body metabolises the product. If you feel you are breaking down the product too quickly, speak to your practitioner who will decide a different course of treatment for you.