Dermal Filler FAQ's
What are Dermal Fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectable gels that restore volume to areas of the face. Many contain a substance that replicates the actions of a naturally occurring sugar molecule, attracting and holding water to assist with skin hydration. The products can be placed below the skin's surface to provide more youthful contours and smoother skin..
How quickly will i see results?
Dermal fillers produce instant results - a typical first procedure takes between 15 and 30 minutes.
How long will the results last?
The effects of dermal fillers are long lasting but not permanent, and can last anywhere between 9 and 24 months, depending on what product has been used. After your initial treatment, follow up sessions are usually recommended to maintain results.
Are there any side effects?
The type of dermal fillers that contain the synthetic sugar molecule are usually well tolerated, however, as with all medications, side effects can occur. Reported dermal filler side effects include injection site redness, pain, firmness, swelling, lumps and bumps, bruising, itching or discolouration, and slight tenderness at the treatment site. In the vast majority of cases, these effects are temporary and should resolve shortly after each injection, or within a few days to a week. If you are concerned about any side effects contact either Territory Laser Clinic or Dr Herbert Hooi directly.
When receiving treatment with Dermal Fillers, it is recommended that you avoid massaging and/or applying pressure to the treatment area for a few days following treatment. It is also recommended that you avoid lengthy exposure to the sun, UV rays, and extreme temperatures for 2 weeks.
Is there any down time?
There is very little down time with dermal filler injections. The average treatment session lasts between 15 and 30 minutes and you can return to your day-to-day activities straight away. Some dermal fillers also contain anaesthetic, which can reduce discomfort during injection. Dr Hooi usually injects a separate anaesthetic prior to administering dermal filler injections for your comfort.
How is dermal filler used in the lips?
Dermal filler can be used to restore both lip balance and structure. The objective of treatment is to restore what has been lost over time and to create natural-looking and feeling results.
What should i expect from my dermal filler procedure?
Treatment with dermal filler is a non-surgical procedure. It is administered through injection by a trained medical professional - Cosmetic Physician Dr Herbert Hooi. Like any injection, there may be some discomfort during the procedure. The level of discomfort varies from one person to another and depends upon which product is being use and what area is being treated. For example, the lips can be particularly sensitive.
Some of the dermal filler products contain an anaesthetic called lidocaine, which has been shown to increase patient comfort. Also, the addition of the lidocaine simplifies treatment, as it means a separate anaesthetic is not required. With lip injections, Dr Hooi will administer a separate anaesthetic called a dental block for your comfort. Dr Hooi will be able to answer any questions you have about your treatment procedure.
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