What Are Dermal Fillers?
Lasting up to 12 months, injectable Dermal Fillers smoothe out facial wrinkles, fill out some scars and can create larger, more accentuated lips.
The dermal filler used in our Practice is made from a naturally occurring substance found within the tissues of living cells, including human skin. The substance assists in skin hydration by attracting and holding water; and it combines with special components of the skin to help provide skin structure and elasticity.
The Dermal Filler Procedure
A topical or local anaesthetic may be applied to help numb the area being treated. The dermal filler is then carefully injected beneath the skin's surface to diminish the depth of facial wrinkles and folds, and to gently restore natural looking structure and volume to the skin and lips. The procedure usually takes between 15-30 minutes and most people resume normal activities immediately afterwards.
The Healing Process and Dermal Fillers Side Effects
The dermal filler injection should cause minimal discomfort and generally no side effects are experienced.
If side effects are evident, they may include temporary redness, swelling, tenderness and visible lumps lasting two to three hours or occasionally up to a couple of days. If bruising occurs, it may last up to a week or more.
For more information on dermal filler cost, dermal fillers Melbourne procedures and results, phone us here at Foley Dermatology & Associates.