Many men and women want to maintain volume and fullness in the face. The effects of sun exposure, gravity, and facial movements such as smiling, squinting, eating or smoking cause tissue breakdown, leaving lines and creases in these areas. We offer a choice of dermal fillers to address moderate to severe facial lines and creases, and restore volume and fullness to the lips.
Most individuals who choose treatment via dermal fillers are over 35 years old and are experiencing the effects of ageing. Younger individuals in their 20s often have fillers to correct minor deformities in the nose.
You could be a suitable candidate for dermal fillers if you have:
Dermal fillers are suitable for many people, although women who are breastfeeding or pregnant are not advised to have treatment. Individuals with acne should have their condition addressed first as it could increase the risk of infection after injections with dermal fillers.
Be sure that you check what substances are in the filler you are having in case you are allergic to any of the substances. Particular conditions including rheumatoid arthritis and auto-immune disease can also make you an unsuitable candidate for dermal fillers.
A good way to determine if dermal filler treatments are a possible choice for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr Quinn. He will discuss the different types of fillers available and answer any questions you may have regarding treatment.
Gel fillers are a non-animal-based, natural substance similar to that already existing in the human body. No skin test is required. Some patients prefer a local anaesthetic to numb the area to be treated; others describe the treatment as a quick pin prick.
The filler is injected into the skin in very small amounts with a fine needle. It is usually injected into areas in which patients desire more volume, such as the lips or cheeks. The clinician aims to create a facial contour that suits the patient’s desired outcomes.
Each treatment lasts around 30 minutes. A full consultation is undertaken prior to the first treatment to explain each product, assess which areas require treatment, and determine which product is most suitable for each patient’s needs.
The benefits of treatments can last up to nine months or longer before the product fully dissipates, but this can vary.
A slight redness, bruising, itching, swelling and tenderness sensation may be experienced immediately after the treatment. These are completely normal responses to the injection. The discomfort is temporary and generally dissipates in a few days. A touch-up session in two to four weeks following the first dermal filler treatment may be required.
Dermal fillers provide a minimally invasive way to minimise fine lines and wrinkles, as well as alter the facial contours. The results of one filler treatment vary according to individual patient plans but generally last for up to 9 months.
Problems with most dermal fillers are very rare. One possible dermal filler side effect following treatment is infection at the injection site. You can avoid this by carefully following Dr Quinn’s post treatment advice.
Another side effect of some fillers is the appearance of lumps or bumps under the skin. This can often be attributed to the product being injected too superficially and therefore being visible through the skin. Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Find more information here.
Dermal fillers may be an option for people who wish to smooth out wrinkles and facial lines, shape facial contours and increase lip volume. The most common areas treated are the nasolabial folds, lips and marionette lines.