treatment-Injectable Fillers

Injectable Fillers

Soft tissue fillers are injectable gels used to temporarily ‘fill in’ lines and wrinkles, and restore lost volume.

[read more=”Click here to Read More” less=”Read Less”]A few well-placed injections can help erase years from your face and most people will never know you’ve had any help.

Various fillers (e.g. Restylane®, JUVÉDERM® Perlane®) are available and your aesthetic doctor will help choose the best one for you.

The procedure is quick. It usually takes less than 30 minutes. The benefits can be seen immediately.

What are fillers used for?

    • Reducing permanent lines and wrinkles: With increasing age, the skin becomes thinner and thus more prone to folding and wrinkling.
    • Enhancing natural beauty: Fillers can also be used to enhance and augment existing lips, cheeks, chin, etc.
    • Replacing fat loss: Dimples caused by loss of fat cells can be replenished using dermal fillers to restore volume and thus a fuller face.
    • Soft tissue fillers are injectable gels used to ‘fill in’ lines and wrinkles, and restore lost volume. A few well-placed injections can help erase years from your face and most people will never know you’ve had any help.

The effects of fillers are long lasting but not permanent. Duration of results is dependent on many factors including such as skin type, lifestyle, age, and the degree of patient expectation the injection technique. Generally fillers last up to a year but some even as long as 18 months. Lip enhancement generally requires a follow up after 6 months

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Areas typically treated include:

  • Frown lines
  • Deep lines between your nose and lips
  • Jowls
  • Under eye hollows
  • Lip enhancement
  • Back of hands
  • Décolletage (chest area)
  • Hollow cheeks
  • ‘Smile lines’
  • Sleep lines
  • Cheek wrinkles

Endorsed by leading dermatologists and plastic surgeons.

** Please be sure to check which treatments are offered at the individual clinics as some treatments are only available at certain branches **

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Results

FAQ

What can I expect during the treatment?

Using a fine needle, the administering doctor will gently injected the gel filler into the skin.

Is the treatment painful?

Injections may cause some discomfort during and after the injection. A topical anaesthetic may be applied to the area before treatment area to minimise discomfort. Dental blocks may also be used.

How long do results last?

The effects of fillers are long lasting but not permanent.  Duration of results is dependant on many factors including such as skin type, lifestyle, age, the degree of patient expectation the injection technique. Generally fillers last up to a year – some even as long as 18 months. Lip enhancement generally requires a follow up after 6 months

What are the side effects?

As with all skin injection procedures there is a risk of infection. The doctor may inject into a blood vessel, which can bruise the skin.

Are there any precautions or contraindications with Fillers?

Fillers should not be used by people with bleeding disorders.  Injections should not be made anywhere except the skin or just under the skin.  Fillers should not be used by people with a known allergy to lidocaine. Areas to be avoided: skin sores, pimples, rashes, hives, cysts, or infections.

Products or medication used to thin the blood or prevent clotting like Omega 3, Arnica, Asprin etc should be avoided before being injected.

Pregnant, breastfeeding or patients under 18 years, should not use injectable fillers.