What are dermal fillers?
Dermal fillers are injectables made of gel, typically including hyaluronic acid. Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in the human body and it draws in and retains moisture. Dermal fillers are used to fill in wrinkles, create definition, or add volume to soft tissue. They can be used in different parts of your face: around the eyes, mouth, jawline, cheeks, and lips.
How long do they last?
Answer- This isn't a straightforward question as the results differ from person to person. Several factors influence the longevity of the results including the filler material, its consistency where it is injected, and the speed at which your body naturally metabolises fillers.
As a rough guide, I would say fillers generally last between 6-12 months but maintenance treatments can extend the results.
Does it hurt and will I bruise?
Most people describe the treatment as minor discomfort rather than pain. Fillers are injected under the skin so people usually feel a slight pinprick sensation, similar to any other injection. The application of anaesthetic cream to the treatment area ensures you remain as comfortable as possible.
Bruising is extremely common due to the enormous complexity of facial anatomy. Underneath our skin, our faces are alive with vessels: arteries, capillaries, and nerves. Some people are more susceptible to bruising which can be for a number of reasons including certain medications.
Here are a few top tips:
1. Medication that thins the blood 2 weeks before
2. Alcohol 48 hours before
3. Exercise 24 hours before
1. Sun exposure
2. Exercise 24 hours after
3. Lying down, keep elevated
4. Rubbing or massaging your lips
1. Use ice for 24-48 hours after
2. Take herbal supplements for example Arnica before and after treatment to help with possible bruising and/or swelling.