What are fillers?
Fillers are an injectable treatment used to subtly change your face’s structure by adding volume to certain areas of the face. Common procedures include volumising lips, lifting cheek bones, and smoothing fine lines.
Dermal fillers are made of different gel-like substances including hydraulic acid, Polyalkylimide, Calcium hydroxylapatite. The substance depends on the area of skin being treated.
WHAT TO EXPECT
At your first consultation, we will discuss the results you want to achieve. The facial filler treatment entails a series of tiny injections under the skin’s surface. The amount administered depends on the depth and size of the skin defect or wrinkle. The appointment will take approximately 30 minutes and results are instant. There is likely to be some swelling and bruising after the appointment, so we advise not making your appointment on the week of an important event.
Fillers range from $300-$800
Results depend on your facial structure and what you want to achieve. Generally, fillers add shape to the face, creating a more balanced or youthful appearance.
How long do fillers last?
In general, the results from most injectable fillers are temporary; commonly lasting from a few months to about a year. This depends on the type of facial fillers or filler injections used. For optimal results, additional treatment sessions are encouraged.
What are the risks associated with injectables?
There are some side effects to the injections, which are mainly superficial. The most common side effect is bruising, which passes in a number of days.
Do injectables hurt?
The injections hurt a little, and the pain will vary depending on the patient and the area being injected. Anaesthetic is generally used for the very sensitive area around your lips.