Are dermal fillers a safe treatment?
The hyaluronic acid that is present in dermal filler occurs naturally in the body, which means it is both safe and effective. Hyaluronic acid is actually a water-loving molecule that helps keep your skin hydrated and youthful.
What can I expect during my dermal filler session?
Prior to your treatment, you will need to consult with a trusted medical professional at Face and Body Adelaide to discuss your goals and determine whether you are an ideal candidate for this treatment.
Next, a series of small injections will be applied to the area you want to treat. The number of injections that are used will depend on what you want to achieve. The entire procedure will only last a few minutes and patients are free to return to work directly after their treatment. However, exercise is not recommended for at least 48 hours.
Am I an ideal candidate for dermal filler treatments?
Most people are ideal candidates for dermal filler treatments but your medical history and expectations will need to be reviewed prior to your treatment. It’s also ideal if the patient is in good physical health and a non-smoker.
Are there any side effects associated with dermal filler?
Side effects are rare but they are possible. Patients can expect mild swelling, bruising and redness. There is also a chance of itching, bleeding and infection if the appropriate aftercare instructions are not followed. If you experience any lumpiness or prolonged firmness after your treatment, it’s important to contact Face and Body Adelaide so that you can speak to a clinician.
Can the effects of dermal filler be reversed?
If for any reason you are not happy with the results of your procedure, a dissolving enzyme can be used to reverse the effects of your treatment.
Am I able to treat more than one area at once?
Absolutely! Your clinician can inject dermal filler into multiple areas of your face and body during one treatment.
How are dermal fillers different to wrinkle-relaxers?
While dermal fillers are designed to restore facial volume and plump up areas such as the lips, wrinkle relaxers are used to relax the facial muscles that cause static wrinkles, which are the result of continuous facial movements over the years.
Is there anything that can be done to enhance the results of dermal fillers?
Along with potentially combining dermal filler with additional cosmetic treatments, it’s also important to follow your clinician’s specific aftercare instructions if you want to achieve your desired result. It’s important not to touch your face after your treatment and to avoid strenuous exercise and flying for at least 48 hours. It’s also important to limit your sun exposure and refrain from consuming alcohol for several days after your procedure.
Face and Body Adelaide can assist you with a tailored treatment plan that will help you achieve your aesthetic goals and enhance the results of your dermal filler treatments.