Dermal Fillers- Frequently Asked Questions
Repairing wrinkles and other signs of aging have certainly come a long way in the last twenty years. Years ago, the only way to gain a youthful appearance was to undergo a face lift or have some other kind of painful cosmetic surgery. Now, it’s as simple as having a substance injected into the tiniest of wrinkles and you can instantly gain a more youthful appearance without having invasive surgery and having to endure a long healing period. Dermal Fillers are made from hyaluronic acid, a natural substance essential to the skin maintaining a youthful and refreshed look.
In Renaissance Clinic, we use Emerval, Perfectha and Restylane. These are the top 3 Hyularonic Acid Dermal Fillers and are all made from non-animal fats and need no pre-testing before use.
Hyaluronic acid is present in all living organisms including your skin and is what creates volume in the skin giving it a healthy appearance. The injections contain Hyaluronic acid which when injected lifts the skin before working with the body’s natural Hyaluronic acid to create volume in the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can this treatment be applied?
Naso-Labial (between the nose & mouth)
Marionette Lines (Smile lines at corners of the mouth)
Other lines and furrows around the face e.g. smokers lines, frown, furrows and forehead lines
Blemishes such as acne scarring
What is the Treatment Procedure?
The nurse will inject the filler in a series of small injections and the area is then gently massaged. Pain is minimal due to new style Dermal Fillers containing anaesthesia.
How long does the treatment last?
The procedure takes around 45 minutes. The benefits of Dermal fillers are visible immediately and last 6-9 months, and benefit from the addition of the next filler before the previous one has been broken down fully by the body.
What are the Potential Side Effects?
There may be some minimal bruising and swelling following this procedure and some redness of the skin which could feel tender and itchy. This is temporary and will usually resolve itself.