Very few of us are born with perfectly symmetrical and proportioned features. The natural ageing process, internal & external factors and diet lead to collagen & elastin breakdown, as well as volume depletion from changes in the underlying muscle, fat pads and bone structure, this ultimately affects the shape and appearance of our face.
Dermal fillers are designed to enhance & restore volume, correct asymmetries, deliver deep skin hydration, soften lines and wrinkles and to restore fullness and definition to lips.
Results should be subtle, natural looking and create harmony and balance.
The majority of Dermal fillers used today are made of Hyaluronic acid (HA). This is a type of complex sugar chain (polysaccharide) that is naturally present in body tissues where its primary role is to attract water and provide hydration to the skin.
Hyaluronic acid used in dermal fillers is chemically modified (crosslinked) to make it last longer in the body and are designed to resemble the body’s natural HA making it well tolerated and safe for the majority of clients.
Here at Allure Derma, we use only the highest quality products from some reputable manufactures.
Dermal fillers range in thickness, viscosity and characteristics which means one single filler type will not perform all treatments.
Some products are designed to mimic bone to add structure, some for lift and some merely to add hydration.
Risks: Having a Dermal filler procedure should not be taken lightly. Although the chance is small, there is the possibility of a potential vascular even which may result in skin necrosis or blindness. These risks will be discussed at time of consultation.
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What areas can be treated with Temporary Dermal Fillers?
There are different types of HA fillers designed for various applications. Some merely soften lines and wrinkles while others create volume and structure and correct asymmetry. Your needs will be discussed at time of consultation. Areas that can commonly be improved with Dermal Fillers include:
Tear Troughs – hollowing under the eyes
Nasolabial folds- Nose to Mouth lines
Nasal bridge improvement
Poor jawline definition
Marionette lines/Oral commissures ( sad mouth lines)
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How Long Do The Results Last?
As with a lot of cosmetic anti ageing procedures, the longevity of the product can vary between individuals. Some clients (very active athletes, smokers, and highly stressed individuals) may find that the continuation of the product is reduced. Otherwise, clients can expect results to last between 6 – 12 months with some lasting up to 18 months, depending on site and type of product uses.
Will It Hurt?
The procedure of Temporary Dermal Fillers is described by some as being “uncomfortable”. The application of Topical anaesthetic cream before treatment and the inclusion of Lidocaine (a local anaesthetic) within the filler means that the procedure is well tolerated by most clients. Ice packs can also be used to assist in possible bruising reduction and to add to the localised “numbing effect”.
Following treatment, there can be some mild, temporary redness, swelling and tenderness. These can be reduced by following the strict aftercare instructions.
Who is NOT suitable for temporary Dermal Fillers?
The following medical conditions may make you unsuitable for treatment or may require further investigation before undergoing treatments:
Previous Anaphylaxis to bee stings or other medications
An active infection or skin condition in the area/close to the area of treatment
Herpes Simplex Virus – (preventative medications may be suggested before treatment to reduce the incidence of an outbreak)
Previous treatment with Permanent or stimulatory fillers (Aquamid, Sculptra)
Currently taking Roaccutane
Previous extensive facial surgery
Medium depth chemical peel or laser resurfacing within the past six months
Pregnant, Breastfeeding or planning to do so in the next six months
Recurrent URTI or chronic sinus infections
Undergoing major dental work
What Happens If I Do Not Like The Results?
The aim of Temporary Dermal Fillers is to provide subtle, natural enhancement, volume and restoration of features.
All clients require to follow up at 2 -3 weeks post-treatment to assess the results, clarify any concerns and to determine if any touch-up treatments are necessary.
If the client is not happy due to “increased volume” or in the event of vascular occlusion or complication, the Practitioner can inject a product that will dissolve the filler. This procedure, if not medically required in the event of occlusion will incur extra costs.
During the consultation process, your areas of concern will be matched with specific treatment requirements. Prices will vary depending on the amount of restoration required. Full correction is not always obtainable during one treatment session.
In the event of temporary dermal fillers, a long-term plan can be made to address your concerns over some treatment sessions and with a combination of treatment methods, e.g., Dermal Fillers, Anti-wrinkle Injections, IPL, Skin Needling, or referral for surgical correction where required.