What is it?
Dermal fillers are designed to add volume and create an instantly lifted, firmer and contoured appearance. Dermal fillers are perfect for plumping out areas of the face such as under eyes, lips and cheeks that have lost their fullness and hydration, and for certain areas of the body where skin may be losing firmness and volume.
The process involves an injection of hyaluronic acid based gel, a natural skin component that provides the area being treated with volume and hydration. Filler injections plump up the skin, fill in wrinkles, and offer a youthful, refreshed look. We only use a premium brand of Dermal Fillers, which give the best results and the longest duration.
WHAT TO EXPECT
When performing this treatment, we use ultra-strong local anesthetic cream, which will make it almost pain free. Ice packs are used to limit bleeding and bruising. We then decant the filler into the smallest needles to minimize pain and bruising. You can expect the procedure to take around 15-30 minutes, with the results being immediate. Some clients may experience mild discomfort from the injection.
To minimize the risk of bruising, we advise all our clients to avoid the following for several days prior to treatment:
- Green tea
- Fish oil capsules, Vitamin E, Ginko Biloba, St John’s Wart
- Anti-inflammatory / Blood Thinning medications such as Aspirin, Ibuprofen and other NSAIDS are all blood thinning and can increase the risk of bruising/swelling after injections.
Schedule your appointment at least 2 weeks prior to a special event which may be occurring.
We recommend all clients to apply ice to the area that was injected about one hour after the procedure, as this will help prevent bruising and swelling. Avoid Exercise, hot showers, or rubbing the area for 36 hours.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL YOU NEED?
Some patients find it beneficial to get treatments every few months or so to keep their appearance consistent. We strongly encourage you to come in for your complimentary consultation to get further assessed.