Dermal fillers are a popular cosmetic treatment using injectable substances to address a variety of concerns related to aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, loss of facial volume, and sagging skin.
Popular treatments include-
- Lip Filler
- Cheek Filler
- Jawline Filler
- Tear Trough Filler
- Nasolabial Fold
- Liquid Facelift
- Skin Boosters
WHAT WE IMPROVE
Restore Facial Volume
Restore volume to the cheeks, temples, and other areas, giving you a more youthful appearance.
Improve Facial Contours
Improve the contours of the face, such as defining the jawline or enhancing cheekbones.
Reduce the Appearance of Wrinkles and Fine Lines
Add volume to the skin for a plumper and smoother complexion.
Improve the skin’s hydration by attracting and retaining moisture in the skin.
What Causes Saggy Skin?
Saggy skin can be caused by a combination of factors, including natural aging, genetics, and lifestyle choices. The loss of collagen and elastin in the skin, as well as decreased muscle tone, can contribute to the appearance of sagging. Factors such as sun exposure, smoking, and poor nutrition can also accelerate the process of sagging skin.
Dermal fillers are injectable treatments that can help restore volume, smooth out wrinkles and fine lines, and enhance facial features. They are typically made from hyaluronic acid with or without lignocaine.
Dermal fillers are injected directly into the skin using a fine needle or cannula. The treatment is typically quick and relatively painless.
Dermal fillers are generally considered safe when administered by a qualified and experienced cosmetic doctor. However, as with any medical treatment, there are potential risks and side effects.
The risks of dermal filler include the possibility of infection, allergic reactions, bruising, swelling, lumps or bumps under the skin, skin discolouration, nerve damage, and migration of the filler material. While these risks are relatively rare, you should be aware of them and discuss them with Dr Tina before undergoing treatment.
One rare but serious complication associated with dermal fillers is vascular occlusion, which can potentially cause blindness. This occurs when filler material is injected into a blood vessel or artery, blocking the flow of blood to the surrounding tissues. This can cause tissue damage, skin necrosis, or in rare cases, permanent vision loss.
To minimise the risk of complications, you should choose a qualified and experienced practitioner who is trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of vascular occlusion and has the necessary skills and equipment to immediately treat this complication if it occurs.
If you are considering dermal filler treatment, it is important to carefully weigh the risks and benefits with your practitioner before proceeding. By taking the necessary precautions and working with a skilled practitioner, you can minimise the risks and achieve the best possible results from your treatment.
The duration of dermal filler effects can vary depending on the type of filler used, the area treated, and individual factors such as metabolism and lifestyle habits. In general, most dermal fillers will last between 6-18 months before being gradually metabolised by the body and needing to be re-injected to maintain the desired effects.
Some of the factors that can affect the longevity of dermal fillers include the thickness and viscosity of the filler material, the depth of injection, the amount of filler used, and the location of the treatment area. For example, areas of the face that are more mobile, such as the lips and nasolabial folds, may require more frequent touch-ups than areas that are less mobile, such as the cheeks or chin.
It is important to note that while dermal fillers can provide long-lasting results, they are not permanent and will eventually need to be re-injected to maintain the desired effect. The exact duration of the results will vary from person to person and may require a personalised treatment plan to achieve optimal results.
- Schedule a consultation with Dr Tina to discuss your concerns, goals, and any medical history that may affect the treatment. This will also give you the opportunity to ask any questions and understand the risks and benefits of the treatment.
- Avoid blood-thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and fish oil for at least a week prior to treatment.
- Before getting dermal filler treatment, it is important to plan for some downtime as there is a possibility of experiencing swelling, bruising, and redness at the injection site. Although most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after treatment, it is advisable to avoid any strenuous exercise or activities for at least 24 hours after the procedure. By doing so, you can ensure proper healing and minimise the risk of any complications.
It's important to follow the instructions given by Dr Tina after your dermal filler treatment to avoid problems and get the best possible results. This might mean avoiding certain medications, not doing strenuous exercise, and keeping the treated area clean and dry. Make sure to follow the instructions closely, and contact Dr Tina right away if you notice anything unusual. That way, you can get the help you need quickly.
It is not uncommon to experience some lumps and tenderness after a dermal filler treatment, particularly in the first few days. This is usually due to swelling and inflammation at the injection site. However, these symptoms should gradually improve over time, typically within a week or two. If you experience excessive or prolonged swelling, pain, or lumps, it is important to contact Dr Tina to rule out any potential complications.
- Avoid Blood Thinning Medications - Certain medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen, and blood thinners can increase the risk of bruising. It is recommended to avoid these medications for at least 24-48 hours before and after the treatment.
- Use Cold Compresses - Applying a cold compress to the injection site can help reduce swelling and bruising. You can use icy pops or a cold pack wrapped in a towel for 10-15 minutes at a time, several times a day.
- Avoid Alcohol - Alcohol can thin the blood and increase the risk of bruising. It is best to avoid alcohol for at least 24 hours before and after the treatment.
- Consider Arnica Supplements - Arnica is a natural supplement that has anti-inflammatory properties and can help reduce bruising. You can start taking arnica supplements a few days before the treatment and continue for a few days after.
It is important to note that some degree of bruising is common after dermal filler treatment and usually resolves within a week or two. If you experience excessive or prolonged bruising, or if you have any concerns, you should contact Dr Tina immediately.
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