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DERMAL FILLERS FOR SMOOTHING WRINKLES & ENHANCING VOLUME
Dermal fillers encompass a wide range of injectable treatments and are used for replacing lost volume, softening deep facial lines, lifting and facial contouring.
There are many fillers on the market with different densities and make up. One size does not fit all! The right filler should be chosen for the right area of your face/body to give the right result for you.
Indications for use of filler include:
- Frown lines
- Nose to mouth lines (nasolabial folds)
- Lips (for fullness / smokers’ lines)
- Hollow cheeks
How it works:
Juvéderm and Restylane are the two brands of dermal fillers used in the Dr Tanja Phillips Medical Aesthetic Clinic. Both brands have many different types of fillers within each of their portfolios with different particle size and composition to suit different areas of the face depending on the desired results. Both brands use a gel made with hyaluronic acid to plump up the skin. Some contain lidocaine which is a local anaesthetic which helps with any discomfort levels during use.
The results are instant and can last between six to 18 months depending on the type of filler used and the area treated
Dr Tanja will usually see you at the clinic or arrange a video call review approximately 2-3 weeks after your injections and depending on your needs tweak any areas if required. Minor side effects are possible which include bruising, redness, and swelling.
Dermal filler injections are not generally painful procedures as the needles used are ultrafine and many of the products contain lidocaine. However, if you are someone that does not like needles or would like some local anaesthetic cream applied this can be discussed at your initial consultation with Dr Tanja and arranged for you
Duration of Treatment:
Recovery: No down time.
Treatment Interval: The results are instant and can last between six to 18 months depending on the type of filler used and the area treated
Pre-Treatment Advice: Discontinue blood-thinning medication for 7 days prior to treatment as they may increase your risk of bruising. Avoid using topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid. Avoid facial laser and Derma Pen treatments for 2 weeks before and after treatment. Do not drink alcohol 24 hours before (and after) the procedure. Please attend your appointment without makeup on the area to be treated.
Post -Treatment Advice: You will be advised on aftercare and suitable products to use on your skin post treatment at your consultation.