What are dermal fillers and what are they used for?
Dermal fillers are a gel-like substance used to restore lost volume, thereby shaping and sculpting the face from the inside. They can also be used to correct imperfections that require plumping/filling ie – asymmetry.
What is involved?
Dermal fillers are injected into the skin by a Doctor or Nurse (RN) with a fine needle, to correct lines, wrinkles and folds and can be used to sculpt lips and contour the face. Dermal filler injections are a quick procedure, taking around 30-40 minutes with a topical numbing agent applied to the area prior to injecting.
How long do they last?
At Inject Skin we use only hyaluronic acid (HA) gel based fillers. These fillers are not permanent but last approximately 6-12 months (this period may vary from person to person). Whilst there are still risks associated with all dermal fillers (and any injectable treatment), HA fillers are our chosen product in an effort to minimise potential complications.
HA Fillers come in various densities, allowing us to tailor treatment to different areas of the face. A thicker filler can be used to mimic bone structure in the cheeks or a softer filler used to mimic pillow like tissue in the lips.
Areas that can be treated with dermal fillers:
⦁ Naso-labial folds
⦁ Tear troughs
⦁ Peri-oral lines
⦁ Backs of hands