Dermal Fillers

Dermal Fillers

The ageing process can cause changes to your face due to loss of volume and elasticity. Volume loss can cause thinning of the face and lips, leaving you feeling less-than-perfect and looking older.

Young skin is smooth and elastic and contains a large amount of naturally occurring substance that helps the skin look healthy. As we get older, the ability of the skin to produce this substance decreases and the amount in our skin begins to fall.

Dermal Fillers provide a non-surgical solution for smoothing facial folds and giving the face a younger, more sensuous form.

Dermal fillers are minimally invasive and are composed of a safe and natural substance that already exists in your body. These fillers are placed beneath the wrinkle or a fold in the skin to ‘fill in’ the depression and create a smooth appearance on the skins surface. These can plump thin lips, enhance shallow contours, soften facial creases, remove wrinkles and improve the appearance of recessed scars, resulting in natural looking and immediate results that refresh our appearance.

Before your filler treatment

  • Avoid blood thinning over-the-counter medications such as Aspirin, Motrin, Ibuprofen, and Aleve for 1 week prior.

  • Avoid supplements including St. Johns Wort, ginko biloba, primrose oil, garlic, ginseng, and Vitamin E for 1 week.

  • Avoid topical products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or any “Anti-Aging” products for 3 days prior.

  • Avoid waxing, bleaching, tweezing, or hair removal cream on the area to be treated for 3 days prior.

  • Do not drink alcoholic beverages for 24 hours prior to treatment.

  • Please let us know if you are prone to cold sores, pregnant or breastfeeding.

  • Please let us know of any information you believe is important regarding the treatment.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Dermal Fillers provide immediate results and the effect of these injections can range from 9-24 months (dependant on the product and area). At first patients will require filler treatments more often (dependant on desired look), then once during the maintenance stage, dermal fillers are required every 6-12 months.

Your physician will communicate all the possible risks and side-effects pre and post treatment.

Some of the possible side-effects include:

  • Bruising
  • Itching
  • Pain
  • Rash
  • Redness
  • Swelling

Rare side effects include:

  • Allergic reaction
  • Skin discolouration
  • Infection
  • Nodules
  • Granulomas
  • Vascular occlusion
  • Blindness
  • Stroke

We do not allow dermal filler treatment on those who are pregnant and breastfeeding.

  • Immediately after the treatment, there may be redness, bruising, swelling, tenderness, and/or itching near the injection site. This is normal and will generally disappear after a few days.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol or partaking in strenuous exercise, as these activities may result in bruising.
  • Avoid applying pressure to the treated area(s)
  • Avoid intense heat or cold in the treated area(s). This includes sunbathing, tanning, saunas, hot tubs, hot wax, skiing and winter sports.
  • We recommend the topical application of Arnica – a natural ointment commonly used to reduce bruising.
  • Do not use AHA, Retinols/Vitamin C therapy or oil based make-up for 24 hours
  • Please check with your physician/therapist before undergoing facial treatments (e.g. facial waxing, Glycolic or AHA peels, laser, microdermabrasion)
  • Sunscreen can be applied, and the area can be gently washed with a gentle cleanser.